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The operations were basically focused to ensure that these terrorists do not succeed in their design of infiltration and carrying out destruction and endangering the lives of citizens in our country,” he said.
Despite both sides’ fierce rhetoric, it was unlikely there would be a military escalation at this point, IHS Global Insight analyst Asad Ali told CNN.
“What I would say is that the Pakistani generals are very much ready to use nuclear weapons, at least three strategic nukes, if there is a major border incursion (from India),” he said.
Ali said both the Indian and Pakistani governments were playing to their domestic audiences, as much as each other.
“The Pakistan military can’t betray to their domestic audience that they’ve allowed the Indians to actually cross the line of control by as many as 12 kilometers and there was no action against that,” he said.
“On the Indian side, Modi needs to show his domestic constituents that he’s taken aggressive action. This is something he promised before he got elected in 2014.”