re: #168 lawhawk
Yes. And one reason the frontier provinces are semi-autonomous is that the Pakistani government has realized from the get-go that they do not have the resources, time, political capital, and arguably gumption to effectively bring the areas underfoot. Essentially a piece of the Afghanistan situation that is on the Pakistan side of the border.
And if Pakistan goes full-bore Islamic extremism in terms of government I expect India to freak-out.