India seeks to isolate Pakistan with economic and diplomatic measures


Beyond last week’s (September 29) raid by Indian special forces into Pakistani Kashmir, New Delhi is considering new economic and diplomatic measures to bring pressure to bear on its neighbour, Indian officials said. Some officials said the military was not planning further attacks or a major military offensive against Pakistan. But they said prime minister Narendra Modi’s government was debating whether to use New Delhi’s rising economic and diplomatic weight to squeeze Pakistan, a country one-fifth its size and with an economy seven times smaller. “The objective is not just to go across the border and kill 10-12 people,” said…

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