Supporters of the captured Indian pilot wave their country’s national flag in anticipation of his return. Photo: AP
Ajai Shukla
Opinion

Opinion

Ajai Shukla

India-Pakistan crisis: Modi is gambling with nuclear stakes

  • The tensions between nuclear armed neighbours India and Pakistan may have eased slightly, but misjudged political rhetoric could still force them into a dangerous spiral

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Supporters of the captured Indian pilot wave their country’s national flag in anticipation of his return. Photo: AP
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People and Indian army troops gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed about 34km south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: Xinhua

Kashmir conflict explained: what took Pakistan and India to brink of war?

  • Pakistani forces shot down an Indian fighter jet in its airspace and has a pilot in its custody, while India says it too shot down a Pakistani fighter jet
  • It follows a suicide attack on Indian troops in February, which brought further pressure on Prime Minister Modi to retaliate
Topic |   India

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People and Indian army troops gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed about 34km south of Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir. Photo: Xinhua
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