Feb 27, 2019

Overheard Over Pakistan

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan plans an emergency parliamentary session and will meet the body in control of Islamabad's nuclear arsenal in response to India's first air strikes on Pakistan since 1971. 

The two nuclear-armed and unfriendly neighbors have fought three wars since partition in 1947, and the majority of them have been over Kashmir — a territory both India and Pakistan claim in full.

The air strike near Balakot was the deepest strike into Pakistan from India since the end of the last three wars. It was a town 50 kilometers into Pakistan from the Indian border. There are competing claims about the damage caused. One side said it was a smashing success, the other says they didn't hit the side of the barn. Either way, the region is dangerously close to a nuclear war.

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