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The foundations of Pakistan’s strategic culture: Fears of an irredentist India, Muslim identity, martial race, and political realism

Briskey, M.ORCID: 0000-0002-3415-517X (2022) The foundations of Pakistan’s strategic culture: Fears of an irredentist India, Muslim identity, martial race, and political realism. Journal of Advanced Military Studies . pp. 130-152.

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Abstract

This article examines the early foundations of the strategic culture of the Pakistan Army. By exploring the impact of the partition of British India in 1947 and the First Kashmir War of 1947–48, the article identifies the pivotal factors in the development of strategic culture of Pakistan. In also examining Pakistani fears of a “vengeful” Hindu India and a persistence in the belief of discredited martial race theories as well as the idea of a Muslim military exceptionalism, the article concludes that the foundation of this culture remains evident while it is also malleable to contemporaneous events.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Law and Criminology
Publisher: Marine Corps University Press
Publisher's Website: https://www.usmcu.edu/Outreach/Publishing/Marine-C...
Other Information: Special Issue on Strategic Culture
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/63677
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