A few days ago Pakistani forces infiltrated the Indian airforce base on the western border. And more recently there was news of an Indian consulate in Afghanistan coming under attack.
These provocations run a very real risk of war if India retaliates against Pakistan. That war could go nuclear as Pakistan previously declared that any attack by Indian forces would lead to a nuclear retaliation.
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Here are some events showing that India has been under attack recently:
Five attackers and three members of the security forces been killed in an attack on an Indian air force base near the Pakistani border, officials say. India says the group is backed by Pakistan The heavily-armed gunmen entered the base dressed in Indian army uniforms.
The battle between Indian troops and militants who attacked an air force base at Pathankot near the Pakistani border has entered a second night. Hours of heavy gunfire followed, and a helicopter was seen firing at the facility. On Saturday afternoon, police said the base had been secured.
Unidentified gunmen have attempted to break in into the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, a governor’s spokesman said, as cited by Reuters. Numerous reports say blasts and gunshots have been heard at the scene.
“We are being attacked. Fighting is going on,” an Indian consulate official in Afghanistan said.
“Pakistan is our neighbour and we want peace, but any terrorist attack on India will get a befitting response. Any aggression towards us will receive a befitting reply from our side,” Rajnath Singh said.
Video taken from the Indian Consulate in Afghanistan which is under attack: