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Defeat is an orphan : how Pakistan lost the great South Asian war, Myra MacDonald

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Defeat is an orphan : how Pakistan lost the great South Asian war
Title
Defeat is an orphan
Title remainder
how Pakistan lost the great South Asian war
Statement of responsibility
Myra MacDonald
Title variation
How Pakistan lost the great South Asian war
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Language
eng
Summary
  • When India and Pakistan held nuclear tests in 1998, they restarted the clock on a competition that had begun half a century earlier. Nuclear weapons restored strategic parity, erasing the advantage of India's much larger size and conventional military superiority. Yet in the years that followed Pakistan went on to lose decisively to India. It lost any ability to stake a serious claim to Kashmir, a region it called its jugular vein. Its ability to influence events in Afghanistan diminished. While India's growing economy won it recognition as a rising world power, Pakistan became known as a failing state. Pakistan had lost to India before but the setbacks since 1998 made this defeat irreversible. Defeat is an Orphan follows the rollercoaster ride through post-nuclear India-Pakistan, from bitter conflict in the mountains to military confrontation in the plains, from the hijacking of an Indian plane to the assault on Mumbai. Nuclear weapons proved to be Pakistan's undoing. They encouraged a reckless reliance on militant proxies even as the jihadis spun out of control outside and inside Pakistan. By shielding it from retaliation, the nuclear weapons also sealed it into its own dysfunction -- so much so that the Great South Asian War, fought on-and-off since 1947, was not so much won by India as lost by Pakistan
  • Tracks the defining episodes in the relationship between India and Pakistan since 1998
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10549208
Cataloging source
A7U
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MacDonald, Myra
Dewey number
355.02/17095491
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DS450.P18
  • U264.5.P18
LC item number
  • M33 2017
  • M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Nuclear weapons
  • Nuclear weapons
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how Pakistan lost the Great South Asian War
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Defeat is an orphan : how Pakistan lost the great South Asian war, Myra MacDonald
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index
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text
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Contents
Prologue: The spider's web -- Settling a score: from 1947 to the nuclear tests -- "A brilliant tactical operation": Pakistan's defeat in the Kargil War of 1999 -- The general and the poet: from the Kargil War to the Agra summit -- The assassins from afar: Pakistan and Afghanistan -- "Somebody's going to pay": from the September 11 attacks to the end of 2001 -- The attack on the Indian Parliament: the trial of Afzal Guru -- Pursuit of valour: the India-Pakistan military standoff, 2001-2002 -- In the name of the people: a short history of the Kashmir dispute from 1846 to state elections in 2002 -- The noble lie: the India-Pakistan peace talks, 2001-2007 -- War by other means: the attack on Mumbai -- Anatomy of murder: Pakistan's relationship with its north-west frontier, 1947-2011 -- Pursuit of parity: the closing years -- Epilogue: A jaw for a tooth
Control code
ocn967964428
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages
Isbn
9781849046411
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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(OCoLC)967964428
Label
Defeat is an orphan : how Pakistan lost the great South Asian war, Myra MacDonald
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-296) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The spider's web -- Settling a score: from 1947 to the nuclear tests -- "A brilliant tactical operation": Pakistan's defeat in the Kargil War of 1999 -- The general and the poet: from the Kargil War to the Agra summit -- The assassins from afar: Pakistan and Afghanistan -- "Somebody's going to pay": from the September 11 attacks to the end of 2001 -- The attack on the Indian Parliament: the trial of Afzal Guru -- Pursuit of valour: the India-Pakistan military standoff, 2001-2002 -- In the name of the people: a short history of the Kashmir dispute from 1846 to state elections in 2002 -- The noble lie: the India-Pakistan peace talks, 2001-2007 -- War by other means: the attack on Mumbai -- Anatomy of murder: Pakistan's relationship with its north-west frontier, 1947-2011 -- Pursuit of parity: the closing years -- Epilogue: A jaw for a tooth
Control code
ocn967964428
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 313 pages
Isbn
9781849046411
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967964428

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