After the Indian Army announced it carried out surgical strikes and inflicted serious damage on terrorists and their supporters across the Line of Control, Pakistan will find that it has little space to respond to the operations. Here’s why:
New Delhi successfully isolated Islamabad diplomatically before it carried out the strikes. It was not merely how it quickly wrecked the Saarc summit in Islamabad but it was also notable how it got the US to issue a strong statement against Pakistan over the Uri attacks. China may remain Pakistan’s “all-weather friend” but it has declined to intervene militarily on Islamabad’s side.