India Surged with War Hysteria following Uri Attacks

KARACHI: India is caught up in a tidal wave of war hysteria, shaped in part by the macho posturing of its political and military leaders and fired up the wild imagination of its jingoistic media. Saner voices, though a few, are being drowned in the cacophony of aggressive passion.

The sabre-rattling began after militants mounted a deadly attack on an Indian military base in Uri, in the disputed Kashmir state on Sunday. New Delhi jumped the gun, blamed Pakistan for the assault and started making menacing statements.

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