The Next Wave?


Police commandos take cover outside India's Parliament building after six armed men stormed the complex

When the U.S. started stitching its antiterror coalition, everyone knew there would be rough patches in the quilt. The messiest figured to be the disputed region of Kashmir, the site of more than 50 years of aggression and regression between India and Pakistan. After the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., India immediately offered its support—only to watch the U.S. cozy up to Pakistan, shower Islamabad with promises and forgive the sins that, only a few years ago, brought it to the brink of international pariahhood. For Delhi this was doubly hard to take because it had...

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