October 20, 2021




2011 - Escalation Data

Date Event Nature of the Event Gravity Cause of the Escalation Source
14 December 2011 India steps up security along the Pak border after the Indian Army foils an infiltration bid. A group of four to five militants crossed the border-fencing along the LoC and opened fired on the army patrol party in Bhimbergali sector in Poonch district. Infiltration Minor Infiltration/ Terrorism http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/army-foils-infiltration-bid-along-loc-in-poonch/887725/
26 November 2011 Third Anniversary of Mumbai atacks: Indian EAM tells Pakistan that it needs to act decisively and that fight against terrorism cannot be selective. Adverse Political Statement Minor No Escalation http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/2611-anniv-fight-against-terror-cant-be-selective-india-tells-pak/880811/ and http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/india-hopes-pak-gets-serious-about-dismantling-terror-camps/852437/
2 November 2011 Pakistan grants MFN status to India Engagement Positive No Escalation http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/pakistan-grants-mfn-status-to-india/article2592267.ece
21 September 2011 former Prime Minister of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary calls for making the Line of Control irrelevant. Adverse Political Statement Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/make-loc-irrelevant-says-former-pok-premier/article2471043.ece
1 September 2011 Pakistan Army says that Indian soldiers fired across unprovoked the border and killed 3 Pakistani troops when the troops were moving from one post to another along the LOC in the Neelum Valley. CFV Minor CFV http://tribune.com.pk/story/243324/loc-three-pakistani-soldiers-die-in-attack-by-indian-forces/
22 August 2011 Fresh infiltration attempt in Krishnaghati of Pooch district. Four militants try to sneak in and the Indian troops were caught unawares. One militant killed, one injured and two escaped. Infiltration Minor Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/militant-killed-in-fresh-infiltration-bid-in-poonch/article2379922.ece
26 July 2011 At a press conference in New Delhi, Indian IAF Chief Air Marshal Naik said India was not worried over reports of Pakistan's growing nuclear arsenal and though India has a doctrine of no first use, a retaliatory strike by it would be both “heavy and hard Adverse Military Statement/ Posturing Minor ? http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/retaliatory-nuclear-strikes-will-be-heavy-and-hard-air-chief/article2295937.ece and http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Response-to-strike-from-Pak-will-be-very-heavy-IAF-chief/articleshow/9370406.cms
18 July 2011 The India-Pakistan Joint Working Group on Cross-LOC CBMs reviewed existing cross-LOC trade and travel arrangements. First engagement between the two countries after the Mumbai triple blasts on July 13. Politico-diplomatic engagement Positive No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-pakistan-review-crossloc-travel-trade/article2247895.ece
16 July 2011 GOC-in-C of 16th Corps, Lt Gen JP Nehra says that there has been no successful infiltration on the Indian side of the LOC in the region since Jan 2011. Military posturing Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/No-successful-infiltration-attempt-along-LoC-since-Jan-Army/article11997687.ece
13 July 2011 Terror attack - Triple bomb blasts in Mumbai. 21 Killed and 141 injured. Immediate cross-border linkage ruled out Terrorism Moderate Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/21-killed-141-injured-as-terror-strikes-mumbai-again/article2224356.ece, http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mumbai-blasts-govt-sees-no-crossborder-link-as-of-now/article2226651.ece
20 June 2011 Ahead of India-Pak Foreign Secretary-level talks, Pakistan has said that it wants to resolve all outstanding issues with India, including Kashmir, through dialogue as war is not the solution to any problem. Political Posturing Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/war-not-the-solution-to-indiapak-problems-gilani/article2120478.ece
26 May 2011 Indian Defence Min, AK Antony reiterated that developments in Pakistan (incl safety of Pak nuclear weapons), especially the terror attack in Karachi, were of serious concern to India and that all three services were taking necessary precautions and “clo Adverse Political Statement Minor No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/pakistan-situation-worrisome/article2048859.ece
11 May 2011 After a gap of four years, India and Pakistan resume talks in Islamabad on the Tulbul navigation/ Wular Lake project of in Jammu and Kashmir. Politico-diplomatic engagement Positive No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/India-Pakistan-resume-talks-on-Tulbul-project/article13884916.ece
10 May 2011 Indian military begins Operation Vijayee Bhava, a month-long military exerise involving 50 thousand Indian Army troops and the IAF in Bikaner and Suratgarh Military Exercise Minor ? https://in.news.yahoo.com/exercise-vijayee-bhava-transform-army-more-agile-force-103620797.html and http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/war-exercise-begins/article2004625.ece
8 May 2011 Indian Home Ministry officials say that at least 700 militants are being trained at various terror camps across the LoC with over 100 waiting at “launch pads” to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir and that authorities in Pakistan may try to push more t Official Statement Minor No Escalation http://indianexpress.com/article/india/latest-news/over-100-militants-waiting-at-launch-pads-to-enter-jk/
7 May 2011 Indian EAM SM Krishna says “Disengaging Pakistan, because of bin Laden’s episode in Pakistan, certainly would not be a very wise move.” Political Posturing Positive No Escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/disengaging-pakistan-will-not-be-wise-sm-krishna/article1998787.ece
5 May 2011 Pakistan Foreign secretary Salman Bashir reacts to Indian military chiefs' statements. Says, "Any other country that would ever act (similarly) on the assumption that it has the might ... will find it has made a basic miscalculation...We see a lot of brav Adverse Political Statement Minor Political Rhetoric http://www.businessinsider.com/pakistan-warns-us-and-india-against-covert-operations-2011-5?IR=T
3 May 2011 Army chief General VK Singh says the Indian armed forces are ere capable of carrying out surgical operations against terrorists similar to the one conducted by the US in Pakistan to kill al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. Adverse Military Statement/ Posturing Minor ? http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/india-capable-of-surgical-strikes-like-us-army-chief/story-y8zWH0fD3OzFjxauK7VrhP.html
27 March 2011 India asks its envoy in Pakistan to open channels of communication with Pakistani army chief General Pervez Kayani and ISI chief Shuja Pasha, to open up new possibilities of deepening Indo-Pak engagement. Engagement Positive No Escalation http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/India-to-open-talks-with-Pak-army-ISI-chief/articleshow/7796551.cms


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