If calls for war are bad, suggestions that Indian actions have harmed democracy in Pakistan are worse. India is not responsible for democracy in Pakistan, or for that matter in Myanmar or in China. Yes, India should wish for a democratic Pakistan as it should for a democratic China, but why stop at democracy. India must also wish for a secular and liberal Pakistan, instead of the Islamic Republic that it currently is. But India is not a neo-conservative state which is out with a mission to spread democracy in the subcontinent. Even so, if India has to help Pakistan become truly democratic, the only way to do so is by destroying the Pakistani military-jehadi complex. The perils of waging a war with a nuclear-armed adversary remain the same, whether you do it to spread democracy or to avenge the beheading of a soldier in Mendhar.