Former Russian Intelligence Director names reasons behind Indo-Pakistani escalation

01.03.2019, Moscow.

The Indian authorities’ failure to prevent disorders at the local elections in the state of Jammu and Kashmir last October instigated the extremists to a serious provocation, which further escalated the conflict between India and Pakistan, the former Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (Russian: SVR) and former Russia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India, General of the Army Vyacheslav Trubnikov said in an interview to a correspondent of the Rossa Primavera News Agency on February 28.
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