Frenzied war rhetoric wanes as India backs off

NEW DELHI: After a week of hysterical war mongering by Indian officialdom, the realisation seems to have sunk in that military adventurism against Pakistan is not an option as it would have catastrophic consequences not just for the two countries but for the entire region.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had been conferring with his top military commanders to look into the possibility of overt or covert military strikes in Pakistan, apparently backed down on Saturday when he talked about isolating Pakistan diplomatically.

New Delhi blamed Pakistan for the September 18 deadly attack on a military base near the Line of Control in Indian occupied Kashmir based on flimsy evidence, the authenticity of which is being questioned by some circles within India even.

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