Line on Fire

Ceasefire Violations and India–Pakistan Escalation Dynamics

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9780199489893

Publication date:

21/01/2019

Hardback

432 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Price: 995.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199489893

Publication date:

21/01/2019

Hardback

432 pages

216.0x140.0mm

Happymon Jacob

Line on Fire, part of the Oxford International Relations in South Asia series, postulates that the incorrect diagnosis of the reasons behind CFVs has led to wrong policies being adopted by both India and Pakistan to deal with the recurrent violations.

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Happymon Jacob

Description

The India–Pakistan border in Jammu & Kashmir has witnessed repeated ceasefire violations (CFVs) over the past decade. As relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated, CFVs have increased exponentially. It is imperative to gain a deeper understanding of these violations owing to their potential to not only cause a crisis but also escalate an ongoing one. Line on Fire, part of the Oxford International Relations in South Asia series, postulates that the incorrect diagnosis of the reasons behind CFVs has led to wrong policies being adopted by both India and Pakistan to deal with the recurrent violations. Using fresh empirical data and first-hand accounts, the volume attempts to understand the reason why CFVs continue to take place between India and Pakistan despite consistent efforts to reduce the tension between the two nations. In doing so, it recontextualizes and enriches the prevailing arguments in contemporary literature on escalating dynamics and unenduring ceasefire agreements between the two South Asian nuclear rivals.

About the Author Happymon Jacob teaches disarmament studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published several works, which include Kashmir and Indo-Pak Relations: Politics of Reconciliation (2013) and The Line of Control: Traveling with the Indian and Pakistani Armies (2018).

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Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Cases

 

Foreword by Lt Gen. Harcharanjit Singh Panag

                               

Foreword by Lt Gen. (Retd) Waheed Arshad

 

Acknowledgements

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

 

Chapter 2: Conceptualizing Escalation Dynamics in South Asia

 

Chapter 3: (Mis)managing the Border: A History of Practices and Mechanisms

 

Chapter 4: Lull before the Storm: 2003 Ceasefire Agreement and After

 

Chapter 5: Military Gamesmanship and Moral Ascendency: Explaining Ceasefire Violations

 

Chapter 6: Ceasefire Violations and Crisis Escalation: Analysing the Data

 

Chapter 7: Implications for Theory and Practice

 

Appendices

 

Bibliography

 

Index

 

About the Author

Happymon Jacob

Happymon Jacob

Review

‘A compelling read.’

M. K Narayanan, Former National Security Advisor (2005–2010),

Government of India

 

‘A very useful addition to the scholarly literature on India–Pakistan relations.’

Shivshankar Menon, Former National Security Advisor (2010–2014), Government of India

 

‘[It brings] to light an eminently readable conversation between two

protagonists who otherwise refuse to talk to each other.’

—Lt Gen. (Retd) Tariq Waseem Ghazi, Former Defence Secretary

Happymon Jacob

Description

The India–Pakistan border in Jammu & Kashmir has witnessed repeated ceasefire violations (CFVs) over the past decade. As relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated, CFVs have increased exponentially. It is imperative to gain a deeper understanding of these violations owing to their potential to not only cause a crisis but also escalate an ongoing one. Line on Fire, part of the Oxford International Relations in South Asia series, postulates that the incorrect diagnosis of the reasons behind CFVs has led to wrong policies being adopted by both India and Pakistan to deal with the recurrent violations. Using fresh empirical data and first-hand accounts, the volume attempts to understand the reason why CFVs continue to take place between India and Pakistan despite consistent efforts to reduce the tension between the two nations. In doing so, it recontextualizes and enriches the prevailing arguments in contemporary literature on escalating dynamics and unenduring ceasefire agreements between the two South Asian nuclear rivals.

About the Author Happymon Jacob teaches disarmament studies at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has published several works, which include Kashmir and Indo-Pak Relations: Politics of Reconciliation (2013) and The Line of Control: Traveling with the Indian and Pakistani Armies (2018).

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Reviews

‘A compelling read.’

M. K Narayanan, Former National Security Advisor (2005–2010),

Government of India

 

‘A very useful addition to the scholarly literature on India–Pakistan relations.’

Shivshankar Menon, Former National Security Advisor (2010–2014), Government of India

 

‘[It brings] to light an eminently readable conversation between two

protagonists who otherwise refuse to talk to each other.’

—Lt Gen. (Retd) Tariq Waseem Ghazi, Former Defence Secretary

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Table of contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Cases

 

Foreword by Lt Gen. Harcharanjit Singh Panag

                               

Foreword by Lt Gen. (Retd) Waheed Arshad

 

Acknowledgements

 

Chapter 1: Introduction

 

Chapter 2: Conceptualizing Escalation Dynamics in South Asia

 

Chapter 3: (Mis)managing the Border: A History of Practices and Mechanisms

 

Chapter 4: Lull before the Storm: 2003 Ceasefire Agreement and After

 

Chapter 5: Military Gamesmanship and Moral Ascendency: Explaining Ceasefire Violations

 

Chapter 6: Ceasefire Violations and Crisis Escalation: Analysing the Data

 

Chapter 7: Implications for Theory and Practice

 

Appendices

 

Bibliography

 

Index

 

About the Author

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