After India’s Skirmish With China, Is Pakistan Next?

Foreign Policy | Jun 29, 2020 at 5:55 PM
  • The worst border skirmish between India and China in the Himalayas in decades has abated for now, but the potential for crisis still looms large over a nuclear-armed South Asia.
  • In the standoff with China, losses incurred by the Indian Army have been a shot in the arm for India’s opposition politicians.
  • Ironically, the same Simla Agreement also held that neither party would unilaterally alter the situation in Jammu and Kashmir—a position India itself compromised by revoking Kashmir’s special status last August.