How Close Did India and Pakistan Come to War?

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It needs no more than 4 bad decisions for India and Pakistan to go to war; and 5 for that war to go nuclear. So how did the Pulwama crisis measure up against this approximate yard-stick?

The 15-day crisis began with a suicide attack on an Indian paramilitary police convoy in Kashmir on February 14 and ended with the release of the Indian MiG-21 pilot on March 1.

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