India’s strength, endurance and indeed place in the world are on trial as never before in its 70-year history since Independence. At the forefront of a changing paradigm the grand strategy is to consistently challenge historical archetypes. The reaction to the January 2016 Pathankot air base attack, for instance, was “strategic-restraint-laden” in the old tradition. But the assault on the army base camp at Uri in September 2016 provoked a very different response. Throwing old-sty