If two countries both possess nuclear weapons, what reasons are there for why inhabitants in one of the countries would crave warfare against the other? Isn't that completely illogical, since warfare would most likely lead to mutual destruction?
I ask this general question, but it is based on the hysteria in my country (India) after the recent rising tensions with Pakistan. Many people have been demonstrating against Pakistan, almost begging for war, the media have played its part in riling people up, and so on and so forth.
I understand the animosity against Pakistan, but what I fail to understand is why anybody would wish to engage in warfare with a country that has nuclear weapons.
Is there any logical, political, economical reason to this that I am missing out on, or do these people merely talk rubbish fueled by emotion?