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Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War

C. Christine Fair


Pakistan’s army has dominated the state for most of its 66 years. It has locked the country in an enduring rivalry with India to revise the maps in Kashmir and to resist India’s slow but inevitable rise. To prosecute these dangerous policies, the army employs nonstate actors and nuclear weapons. The Pakistan army started three wars over Kashmir with India in 1947, 1965, and 1999 and failed to win any of them. It has sustained a proxy war in Kashmir since 1989 using Islamist militants, some of whom have now turned their guns against it. The Pakistan army has supported non-Islamist insurgencies ... More

Keywords: strategic culture, Pakistan army, revisionist, enduring rivalry, Indo-Pakistan conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199892709
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892709.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Christine Fair, author
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service