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India, Pakistan threatened to unleash missiles at each other: sources
Reuters ^ | March 17, 2019 | Sanjeev Miglani, and Drazen Jorgic

Posted on 03/18/2019 6:34:01 AM PDT by C19fan

The sparring between India and Pakistan last month threatened to spiral out of control and only interventions by U.S. officials, including National Security Advisor John Bolton, headed off a bigger conflict, five sources familiar with the events said.

At one stage, India threatened to fire at least six missiles at Pakistan, and Islamabad said it would respond with its own missile strikes “three times over”, according to Western diplomats and government sources in New Delhi, Islamabad and Washington.

The way in which tensions suddenly worsened and threatened to trigger a war between the nuclear-armed nations shows how the Kashmir region, which both claim and is at the core of their enmity, remains one of the world’s most dangerous flashpoints.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: india; pakistan
That was close......
1 posted on 03/18/2019 6:34:01 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Hmmmm....I thought Bolton was a “warmonger”. Or so the libs say.


2 posted on 03/18/2019 6:38:25 AM PDT by jdsteel (Americans are Dreamers too!!!)
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To: C19fan

The world would be better off if Pakistan were wiped off the map.

L


3 posted on 03/18/2019 6:41:18 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending it is.)
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If India and Pakistan fight, Packistan and Saudi Arabia lose.


4 posted on 03/18/2019 6:42:46 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: MrEdd

“If India and Pakistan fight, Packistan and Saudi Arabia lose.”

Not seeing a downside here.

L


5 posted on 03/18/2019 6:43:57 AM PDT by Lurker (Peaceful coexistence with the Left is not possible. Stop pretending it is.)
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To: Lurker

Ummn...
I can’t think of one either.


6 posted on 03/18/2019 6:46:02 AM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Lurker

“If India and Pakistan fight, Packistan and Saudi Arabia lose.”

Not seeing a downside here.

~~~

Take a look at the treaties and pacts that are in play.
I don’t know about them specifically, but i do recall that these are the main reason why two nation skirmishes turn into world wars


7 posted on 03/18/2019 6:56:26 AM PDT by z3n
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To: C19fan

I am no fan of the islamofascist, but, in the case of India vs Pakistan, Pakistan may actually be the good guys in the conflict.

I suggest reading ‘Midnight Furies’ by Hajari. Niether side were without fault. But niether side were totally inocent either.


8 posted on 03/18/2019 7:14:24 AM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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India doesn’t need any missiles; they can bury Pakistan in Indians any time.


9 posted on 03/18/2019 7:18:10 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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10 posted on 03/18/2019 8:01:27 AM PDT by Delta 21
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If nothing else, it would be perversely satisfying to see the Third World suffer a catastrophe of its own making that could not be blamed on the West.


11 posted on 03/18/2019 11:30:08 AM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Delta 21
tooo damn funny
12 posted on 03/18/2019 5:56:00 PM PDT by Chode ( We’re America, Bitch!)
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