ABSTRACT

The introduction of the book is vital; it presents the broader structure and rationale of the proposed volume. This section presents how advanced nuclear technologies, evolving force postures and the advent of non-nuclear/disruptive technologies have led to gradually altering the patterns of warfare between India and Pakistan. The conflict dynamics have shifted from major and minor wars to insurgencies and surgical strikes, which points to an increased frequency of crises and a reduction in the scale of violence. Further, the employment of India's compellence strategy is an indication of a change in its nuclear postures that seem to be making smart strikes more likely. The phenomenon of surgical strikes generates another puzzle as to how disruptive technologies will gain direct/indirect future military control hence challenging the existing status quo and deterrence stability. Against this backdrop, the section presents the framework, ways and means by which the study is investigated and findings are drawn.