October 20, 2021




2009 - Escalation Data

Date Event Nature of the Event Gravity Cause of the Escalation Source
9 December 2009 Pakistani media publish fake WikiLeaks cables attacking India. Comments alleged to be from WikiLeaks US embassy cables say Indian generals are genocidal and New Delhi backs militants. Conspiracy Minor No escalation https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/dec/09/pakistani-newspaper-fake-leaks-india
3 December 2009 Mass graves found in North Kashmir containing 2,900 unmarked bodies Domestic Turmoil Minor No escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/mass-graves-found-in-north-kashmir-containing-2900-unmarked-bodies/article59037.ece
24 November 2009 Commenting on Gen Deepak Kapoor's remarks, Pakistan FO Spokesperson Abdul Basit accused India of “preparing for a limited war” against it and asked the international community to take notice of New Delhi's “long-term intentions”. Adverse Political Statement Minor Political Rhetoric http://www.dawn.com/news/854425/fo-accuses-india-of-preparing-for-limited-war
23 November 2009 On the eve of the summit meeting with US President Obama, Indian PM Singh says at a CFR gathering that "Pakistan ... make a break with the past, abjure terrorism and come to the table with good faith and sincerity." Adverse Political Statement Minor No escalation http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/pak-must-abjure-terrorism-come-for-talks-manmohan/article53866.ece
27 September 2009 Indian EAM SM Krishna meets Pak FM Qureshi in New York. India rejects backchannel talks offer. Politico-diplomatic engagement Positive No escalation http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/krishna-meets-qureshi-india-rejects-backchannel-talks-offer-402259
7 September 2009 JK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah says “It is our [India's] right to respond in case of ceasefire violations,” Adverse Political Statement Minor CFV http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-has-right-to-respond-to-ceasefire-violations-by-pak/article16211.ece
5 September 2009 Indian EAM SM Krishna says 'Talks (with Pakistan will resume) only after action by Pakistan' on the Mumbai attackers Suspension of Talks Minor Terrorism http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/talks-only-after-action-by-pakistan-krishna/article15507.ece
4 September 2009 Indian Army Chief Gen Deepak Kapoor says Pakistan violates ceasefire to facilitate infiltration: "The attempts of ceasefire violation have increased because this enables infiltration to be carried out when the firing is on and can be used as a diversionar Adverse Military Statement Minor Terrorism http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/pak-ceasefire-violations-facilitating-infiltration-army-chief/512880/
29 April 2009 Indian Army on high alert, claims terrorist waiting across to infiltrate: Army goes on high alert and undertakes redeployment to counter infiltration after foiling 2 infiltration bids. Military escalation Moderate Terrorism http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/army-on-high-alert-claims-terrorist-waiting-across-to-infiltrate/452635/
21 March 2009 5 day gunbattle between Indian troops and LeT militants: 8 soldiers and 17 militants dead Terrorism Moderate Terrorism http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/let-warns-of-more-strikes-after-kupwara-encounter/438862/ and http://www.echarcha.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-31196.html
27 February 2009 India rejects resumption of Composite Dialogue with Pakistan: In the first high-level contact with Pakistan since the Mumbai attacks, Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon on Thursday met his counterpart Salman Bashir in Colombo and rejected his suggestion Suspension of Talks Moderate Terrorism http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/no-talks-till-pak-takes-steps-to-end-terrori/428744/
26 February 2009 Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee says Pakistan must thoroughly investigate its army’s links to the (Mumbai) mayhem. Adverse Political Statement Minor Terrorism http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090227/main4.htm
25 February 2009 Mumbai police file a chargesheet naming 45 Pakistanis - including 2 serving Pak military officers - as perpetrators of the 26/11 terror attacks. ? Minor Terrorism http://www.tribuneindia.com/2009/20090227/main4.htm
7 January 2009 Indian EAM Pranab Mukherjee says that India is keeping all options open to dismantle terror oufits after the Mumbai attacks Adverse Political Statement Minor No escalation http://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-pakistan-idUSTRE5061TL20090107
6 January 2009 At a security conference in New Delhi, Indian PM Manmohan Singh says: "The terrorist attack in Mumbai in November last year was carried out by a Pakistan-based outfit, the Lashkar-e-Taiba." and that Pakistan is engaging in whipping up war hysteria. Adverse Political Statement Minor Terrorism http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/4139487/Mumbai-attacks-India-claims-terrorists-were-backed-by-Pakistan-agencies.html


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