Responsibility for the attack was assumed by the group, which is believed to be covered by the Pakistani authorities. There have already been wars between India and Pakistan, as these countries have territorial disputes. True, they occurred when the parties did not have nuclear weapons.
In Pakistan, they deny their involvement in the attack. But in New Delhi there are calls to strike not only at the militant bases, but also at the positions of the Pakistani army. The Pakistan Air Force is on full alert.
The US authorities in this situation supported India and criticized Pakistan. However, Pakistan is of interest to Russia, both as a market for energy resources, as a logistics center, and as a springboard for influence in Afghanistan. Collaboration in the militarytechnical and other areas.
Moscow has to play a delicate diplomatic game against this country. The goal is not to quarrel with either India or China. At the same time, Russia has so far managed to keep India and Pakistan from mutual war. If it breaks out, the SCO, which includes both of these countries, will be practically destroyed.
Question: to whom is it at hand And the answer is one: first of all, the USA. Washington withdraws troops from Afghanistan and withdrew from Pakistan. They fear the creation of an axis not only between Russia, China and Pakistan, but also that Iran will enter it.
US feel the failure of its external policy. Their flight from the region is interpreted as a blow to the “new world order”. But provoking a local nuclear war can be beneficial: they will say that without US supervision, the world destroys itself.
This is a challenge to the peacekeeping role that Russia plays. Her role in the world depends, among other things, on whether she can prevent the worst-case scenario.