Accession Number : ADA536360


Title :   Pakistan: A Nation at War with Itself


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Baggavalli, Raju S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a536360.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 121


Abstract : This thesis traces Pakistan's strategy of Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) against India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), and analyzes the gains and losses to Pakistan arising from its implementation. LIC was primarily intended to wrest control of the state of J&K from India, to weaken India and its army, and to mobilize international support for Pakistan's position on Kashmir. While this strategy had some initial success, it slowly began to damage key political, economic and social structures within Pakistan. The thesis looks at both the gains and the pitfalls of LIC, and its impact on Pakistan's well being, as measured by its prosperity, stability and international stature from the periods 1971 to 1989 and 1990 to 2009. The analysis shows that on balance, LIC is doing Pakistan more harm than any good. The thesis concludes by suggesting policy options open to Pakistan, the United States and India.


Descriptors :   *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT , *PAKISTAN , STRATEGY , INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , INSURGENCY , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , THESES , TERRORISM , POLICIES , INDIA , ECONOMICS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE