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Line on Fire – Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Line on Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics

Happymon Jacob, Sumit Ganguly, and E. Sridharan


The India–Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has witnessed repeated ceasefire violations (CFVs) over the past decade. Indeed, with relations between India and Pakistan degrading, CFVs have gone up exponentially. These CFVs have the potential to not only begin a crisis but also escalate an ongoing one. To make things worse, in the event of major violations, political leadership on either side often engage in high-pitched rhetoric some of which even have nuclear undertones. Using fresh empirical data and oral history evidence, this book explains the causes of CFVs on the J&K border and e ... More

Keywords: India–Pakistan relations, ceasefire violations, crisis escalation, escalation dynamics, autonomous military factors, Jammu and Kashmir, Indian army, Pakistan army

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199489893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199489893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Happymon Jacob, author
Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Sumit Ganguly, series editor
Rabindranath Tagore Chair in Indian Cultures and Civilizations, Indiana University, Bloomington

E. Sridharan, series editor
Academic Director and Chief Executive, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI)

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