first published on March 11, 2018 by Will
With violence continuing to escalate between India and Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region, this video takes a look the military capabilities of each nation.
Border skirmishes are a regular occurrence in which the two armies trade mortar and rocket fire along Kashmir and Jammu. The fighting is killing soldiers and civilians, and has caused tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.
Pakistan inn asscusing India of harassing its diplomats and their families who are currently stationed and living in India. The Indian government responded by saying that it is making all efforts to provide a safe and hospitable environment for foreign diplomats.
India is calling Pakistan a failed state, and points out Pakistan’s obvious support for terror groups and terrorists, including the hiding of Osama bin Laden. Pakistan harbors and facilitates terror organizations including, but not limited to: Afghan Taliban, LeT, JeM, JuD, Haqqanni Network, and the IMU who somewhat recently swore allegiance to the Islamic State.
In 2001, Pakistan’s Air Force flew into Afghanistan and evacuated around 5000 Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders who were surrounded by NATO forces in Afghanistan, and flew them safely back into Pakistan. The wholly under publicized event is known as the Kunduz Airlift.
Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Department (ISI) was directly implicated in facilitating the 2008 “Mumbai Massacre” in which LeT militants (ISI proxy group) killed 172 people. One of the head facilitators of the terror attack was never charged by Pakistan and released back into the public where he is treated like a celebrity.
Both nations are in possession of nuclear weapons.