The Pakistanis realize they are a small state compared to India. Indeed, India has more than 100 million Muslim citizens of its own, in a country now beyond the 1 billion mark. In general the Indian military is more than twice as big and considerably stronger than the Pakistani army, however well-trained. Pakistan's method of defending itself, including defending from any Indian attack across the 'Line of Control' in Kashmir, is to threaten that an such attempt at a limited regional conflict will result in a major Pakistani response outside the region taking the conflict immediately to India itself. Thus Pakistan's deterrent strategy is to threaten general war should the Indians make good on their pledge to strike across the 'Line of Control' against those fighting to 'liberate' the half of Kashmir occupied by India since the breakup of that country at the end of World War II.