The writer, an MP cadre IPS officer, is a PhD scholar in security studies, Princeton University.
Any strategy to counter left-wing extremism would need to have the dual objective of defeating the insurgents militarily and fully quelling insurgent impulses.
It’s a vaguely defined concept. In context of current conflict with China, 22 bet no deposit shouldn’t limit its offensive to binaries of use of limited force and diplomatic action, but press on its edge in medium-term crisis bargaining.
Pulwama is part of a larger strategic matrix for Pakistan: Export terror to the neighbourhood to avoid violence in its own backyard.