Gambling with Violence: State Outsourcing of War in Pakistan and India

This book offers the first in-depth comparative analysis of Pakistan and India’s collaboration with armed nonstate groups in domestic counterinsurgency operations. It does this by spotlighting not only the driving structural conditions, but also the agency of all the key actors involved in the process. In doing so, the book expands our understanding of Pakistan and India’s security repertoires. It also sheds new light on the postcolonial social contract between South Asia’s most powerful states and their citizens.