New York Times says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi 's threatening posture towards Pakistan has raised the stakes of a nuclear conflict in South Asia .

In a report, the daily says Modi 's response to recent militant attacks inside India and in the held Kashmir has stirred up nationalist passion and media frenzy that posed the danger of pushing India into war with Pakistan.         

It adds that Pakistan is not eager to plunge into war, but Pakistani military would retaliate if India carries out a major strike.      

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