February 22: International Business Times report by Kalyan Kumar states that tensions between India and Pakistan escalated further with the Pakistan government headed by Imran Khan authorizing its military to “respond decisively and comprehensively to any aggression or misadventure” by neighboring India. Both are nuclear-armed rivals.
Updated 25 May 2019
Eastern Eye: Sports and politics to mix again in India-Pakistan World Cup clash
May 24: Eastern Eye states that the old adage that sports and politics do not mix will ring hollow again when former champions India and Pakistan clash in a geopolitically charged World Cup match months after being on the verge of war.
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