South Asia and Beyond

Revisiting Operation Parakram: A War That Wasn’t

NEW DELHI: Two decades ago, a dastardly terrorist attack on India’s parliament by Pakistan-based terrorists led to a massive mobilization of troops on India’s western front. The threat of a war between two-nuclear armed countries alarmed world powers. Eventually, no war took place but the exercise—Operation Parakram—offered several lessons that India took note of and subsequently rejigged its military doctrine. In this episode of ‘Simply Nitin’, StratNews Global Editor-in-Chief Nitin A. Gokhale tells us how it began and what followed.

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