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Asymmetric Warfare in South Asia : the Causes and Consequences of the Kargil Conflict.

Author: Peter R Lavoy
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A unique account of military conflict under the shadow of nuclear escalation, with access to the soldiers and politicians involved.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Lavoy
ISBN: 9780511689024 0511689020
OCLC Number: 642661146
Description: 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Maps and Tables; Maps; Tables; Contributors; Preface; Abbreviations and acronyms; 1 Introduction: the importance of the Kargil conflict; Why this study matters; Controversies clarified; The Kargil conflict in context; Enduring rivalry in South Asia; The nuclear revolution reconsidered; Part 1 Causes and conduct of the conflict; 2 The strategic context of the Kargil conflict: a Pakistani perspective; 3 Pakistan's motivations and calculations for the Kargil conflict; 4 Military operations in the Kargil conflict. 5 American diplomacy and the 1999 Kargil Summit at Blair House6 Kargil: the nuclear dimension; 7 Why Kargil did not produce general war: the crisis-management strategies of Pakistan, India, and the United States; Part 2 Consequences and impact of the conflict; 8 Surprise at the top of the world: India's systemic and intelligence failure; 9 Militants in the Kargil conflict: myths, realities, and impacts; 10 The impact of the Kargil conflict and Kashmir on In.

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A unique account of military conflict under the shadow of nuclear escalation, with access to the soldiers and politicians involved.

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