4 min read.Updated: 03 Oct 2016, 03:29 AM ISTLivemint
As Pakistan has kept probing India's threshold of strategic restraint,now India can probe Pakistan's threshold for remaining in denial
The surgical strikes that the Indian Army conducted across the Line of Control (LoC) last week had two broad objectives which had to be achieved while adhering to two constraining factors. The first objective was to soothe public opinion and the second to institute some kind of deterrence for cross-border terror attacks. Of the constraints, the first was to contain escalation as far as possible and, the second, to manage global opinion.