WW4 File: Nuclear weapon states India, Pakistan teetering on verge of war as former evacuates civilians from 1,000 villages along Line of Control in Kashmir; Pakistani PM Sharif convenes emergency cabinet to address “deteriorating situation” in hotly contested region, Pakistan says 2 of its soldiers killed, 1 Indian soldier captured after clashes, but denies India’s claim latter carried out “surgical strikes” in Pakistani-controlled territory in apparent bid to thwart terrorist attacks; Indian intel reports Pakistan has “mobilized troops, mechanized infantry” along LoC, while Indian military say it has “prepared matching response mechanisms,” “satellites, radar chains and technical-intelligence facilities are monitoring western borders and airspace,” “Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Border Security Forces put on high alert in Punjab and neighboring states,” “[Indian] army convoys, carrying artillery guns, could be seen moving toward the [Pakistani] border”; follows Sept. 18 cross-border militant attack against Indian army garrison in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 18 soldiers, identity of gunmen unclear but India’s Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh blamed Islamabad: “I am deeply disappointed with Pakistan’s continued and direct support to terrorism and terrorist groups”; Kremlin stirs the pot in Pakistan: Former Cold War rivals hold first-ever joint military exercise Druzhbha-2016 between Sept. 26-Oct. 10
September 30, 2016
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Major flash point for regional nuclear war with serious mass casualty potential.
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