Pakistan/India - March 2, 2019

Reports on current military activity
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:23 pm

New day, new thread. Please keep discussion relevant to the crisis.
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Felagund317

Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:52 pm

Do you think the risk of this escalating into full scale (not necessarily nuclear) war has gone down?

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Felagund317 wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Do you think the risk of this escalating into full scale (not necessarily nuclear) war has gone down?
Not yet. Right now India has switched from the victim to the aggressor and none of the deployed assets have been recalled on either side. One more car bomb on Indian territory could reignite the whole thing. When this de=escalates, it's going to do so slowly.
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necondaa123

Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:36 pm

Wonder if they'll threat each other with nukes again?

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:53 pm

Pakistan’s return of a captured Indian pilot on Friday night was the first sign of de-escalation and a possible return to a fragile status quo. That is precisely what some Kashmiris say that they fear. “When they fly, I pray something happens now,” says Mohammad Ashraf Wani of the jets that woke him every night last week. “Our last hope is that war will solve this once and for all.”
When all these things were happening and we saw convoys of artillery moving, we felt something was going to happen,” said Obaid Qadir, a state employee. “Immediately we made sure to purchase gas, rice, cooking oil and spices. We got stocks to last for at least two months.”

Heavy mortar fire across the line of control, a regular occurrence along a de facto border Bill Clinton once called “the most dangerous place in the world”, disrupted an unlikely trade route.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... war-border

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:28 pm

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:30 pm

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Reports suggest that internet services in the #LoC area for mobile and domestic are seeing massive blackouts causing issues on understanding the current situation. #Pakistan #India

https://twitter.com/AuroraIntel/status/ ... 60673?s=19

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Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:57 pm

We should just call a no fly zone of pakistan because fuck them for osama. Than send in the marines. I hear the the 15th MEU is in the area.
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:32 am

Things are quiet on the LoC right now and it looks like things are calming down. Pakistan has said the train service between the two countries will resume on Monday. The respective governments both want a return to the status quo, and that is likely exactly what will happen, unless...something happens like another terror attack that inflames passions again.

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Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:47 am

I think I agree wth this assessment :

Final word on India-Pak conflict:

LoC will likely remain tense for some time. Both militaries still on alert. But the overall tensions likely won't decrease anytime soon, and RUMINT in India & Pak indicate unpredictable events may happen between now and May 2019. Hope for best.

https://twitter.com/Natsecjeff/status/1 ... 34976?s=19

He's not the only person to suggest a link between recent hostilities and the upcoming election in India. PM Modi might try to manipulate the crisis to his advantage.
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