Aserious new complication has emerged in India's battle plans against Pakistan. As strategists at the army headquarters in New Delhi grappled with various war scenarios and options last week, a fresh and hitherto unexplored factor—of Pakistan using a TNW or a tactical nuclear weapon with limited destructive power on military targets—has begun to play on the minds of the army top brass. In two separate briefings, senior officers told Outlook that the concern was real.
Dineshwar Sharma, the former Intelligence Bureau director who was appointed as the Centre’s interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir earlier this week, has taken up a task in which three such previous attempts have failed. Since 2001, K.C. Pant, N.N. Vohra and the trio of DileepPadgaonkar, Radha Kumar and M.M. Ansari have acted as interlocutors at various times. None of those efforts were, however, taken to their logical conclusion.
In New Delhi meanwhile, even as Deo (Air Marshal Shirish B Deo, Western Air Command Chief) was on his way to Pathankot, NSA Doval drove to the Prime Minister’s residence to brief him on the emerging threat. ‘I told the PM what had transpired so far and the measures that had been taken. I also remember telling him that our assessment may be completely off the mark, but we were not going to take any chances,’ Doval tells me while remembering the incidents of that crucial day.
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