India has had modest success in its efforts to internationally isolate Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism. More effective in this regard has been Pakistan’s own duplicity vis-à-vis the West. Indian discourse has not resonated abroad because it relies too heavily on respect for vague global norms rather than adherence to specific national interests, which are more easily comprehended by foreign governments. New Delhi’s previous failures to respond militarily to cross border terrorist attacks have been interpreted as weakness by both Pakistan and the wider international community. The current government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under the guidance of National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, has launched efforts to correct this historical deficiency. However, it needs to be supported by an intellectual assault upon the Pakistani Deep State, launched via academic and journalistic commentators. Show more
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Organisational unit03515 - Wenger, Andreas / Wenger, Andreas
NotesA version of this paper was published in the "Rising Powers Quarterly", 2(3) 2017, 185-201.
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