South Asia and Beyond

‘India Tends To Be Reactive, Waiting Until The Threat Is Upon Us’

NEW DELHI: The drone strike on an air force station in Jammu appears to mark a new phase in India’s war against terrorism. The trouble is the Pakistani hand is only suspected, so Islamabad enjoys deniability. So much for the ceasefire on the Line of Control.

India has again been caught with its pants down. For whatever reason, our posture is largely of a reactive nature even though the drone threat has been talked about for quite some time, says Lt. Gen. P Ravishankar, former director general artillery.

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In this conversation on Stratnewsglobal, he fleshes out the threat and what India needs to do now.