The airstrike at Balakot was a credible and controlled escalation. However, the government's rhetoric on casualties has hurt India's credibility.
Ameya Ashok Naik
Ameya Naik is an Associate Fellow for Geostrategy at the Takshashila Institution, focusing on Indian foreign policy and international law, and a graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. The views expressed here are personal.