In 2016, the Indian chief of army staff let the cat out of the bag by accrediting CSD a politically unauthorised doctrine of a limited war
under the umbrella of nuclear weapons.
After the nuclearization of India and Pakistan , New Delhi started discussions on a limited war
under the nuclear umbrella, but it was Islamabad that tested it in Kargil.
The third lesson is that we cannot fight a war of movement or limited war
He said the Indian had started a limited war
against people of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan on LOC which posses serious dangers to the peace and security of the region which must be taken in account by the world community.
As a result of the Indian crafting the Cold Start Doctrine (based on offensive orientation thereby maximizing the probability of a limited war
to achieve limited objectives in short time, thus denying Pakistan the opportunity to climb the escalation ladder), Pakistan crafted a re-balancing strategy to address Indian aggression, brinkmanship or punitive actions.
When conflict has broken out, the nuclear deterrent has limited war
aims to those short of total destruction of adversary nations or regime change.
The answers lie in understanding the actual utility of force--the amount and scale of force necessary to achieve desired political control--and in understanding the lingering problems of America's use of force in an era dominated by limited war
He said the deterrence stability in South Asia was confronted by multiple and grievous challenges, ranging from new limited war
fighting concepts in the shape of Cold Start Doctrine to destabilizing technology like ballistic missile defense system, nuclearisation of Indian Ocean and massive increase in India's conventional defense spending over $80 billion against Pakistan's little over $6bn.
This paper studies the deterrence theory, nuclear terrorism, the prospects of Limited War
vis-a-vis repercussions for South Asia and gives recommendations how deterrence be stabilized and peace preserved in South Asia
Though the possibility of an all out war has receded with nuclearization of India and Pakistan, there is still the possibility of a spectrum of conflict that may range from prolonged coercion period / low intensity conflict to a short intense limited war
with both sides trying to remain below the nuclear threshold.
Kaplan shows SAC unable to respond conceptually to challenges raised by civilian theorists (Bernard Brodie, Herman Kahn, Henry Kissinger, and others), the Navy's finite deterrence embodied in the Polaris submarine-launched ballistic missile, and the Army's ideas of limited war
voiced by Maxwell Taylor.
Both the nations have fought four wars since their independence from Britain in August 1947, including a limited war
on the heights of Kargil in Kashmir.