South Asia Monitor: The Strategic Implications of India's Internal Security
April 8, 2009
Between November 26th and November 29, 2008, 10 gunmen murdered 173 people and brought India’s financial capital to its knees. This ushered in a period of high tension between India and Pakistan, sparked the beginnings of an effort to reform India's internal security response, and may have opened a door to expanded cooperation between the United States and India against terrorism. More importantly, the attacks underscored how vulnerable India-Pakistan relations are to incidents of this sort, especially when governments are weak or elections loom.