India: Kashmir Danger Flags

Kashmir Danger Flags

India and Pakistan were talking war last week, but so far they have exchanged only angry words. Prime Minister V.P. Singh told Parliament that the people of India must be made "psychologically" ready for war with Pakistan, and that Islamabad would have to pay a "very high price" if it did not desist from fanning the secessionist uprising in India's Kashmir region. The next day General Mirza Aslam Beg, Pakistan's chief of army staff, fired back in a press release. "Threatening statements from India," it read, "were really serious and called for a high state of preparedness and vigilance to frustrate...

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