The attack on Indian armed forces at Manipur is a clear indication of failure of Intelligence.
The post hot pursuit response also appears inappropriate, and in these special operations Government shall retain Plausible deniability – to respond to international opposition if anything arises.
The cooperation that might be obtained from a neighbor may be lost with unnecessary political scoring following the action.
Unnecessary provocation aimed at Pakistan, will disturb the peace and will harden the stand of other side. Already Pakistan made disproportionate response as its official army doctrine.
Pakistan s response to nonexistent India s cold start doctrine is to deploy tactical nuclear weapons.
Pre emptive strikes, which is a part of USA and Israel doctrine may not be suitable for India at this situation.
So, the well thought out strategic restraint has to continue.