It's said that PM Vajpayee acted under pressure, releasing Maulana Masood Azhar in exchange for Indian hostages. But what would an Indian PM do today?
Earlier, even monstrous terror acts like 26/11 were seen to go unavenged. But with the strikes on Pakistan, India has signalled a shift in national doctrine.
Pulwama Attack: PM Modi cannot afford to delay action against Pakistan. His reaction must be strong and swift
With the Lok Sabha elections around the corner, the Prime Minister has to demonstrate that he runs a strong government. And the NDA has a plan.