Nawaz Quoted on India-Pakistan Tensions

Shuja Nawaz, director of the Atlantic Council South Asia Center, offers his take on tensions between India and Pakistan for an article in the Global Post:

Admitting that Pakistani generals “may have” helped jihadis cross into India in the past, for instance, Pakistan-born Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council, said that policy was ended under former president General Pervez Musharraf, and it would be “surprising if it is being activated again.”

Nawaz also questioned why India first called the alleged ambush an attack by “persons dressed in Pakistani uniforms”—only later referring to it as an army assault—and why top military officials allowed tempers to flare for two days before activating a hotline intended to defuse these situations.