Junaid Ali Malik |
The recent statement of Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is tended towards appeasing the Indian nationalists. BJP hardliners including Modi have been giving harsh statements against Pakistan throughout their election campaigns. Both Pakistan and India will not like to initiate a battle that has the potential to transform into a nuclear war, which would be an utter disaster not only for Asia but also for the entire world.
India will never like to plunge into a direct war with Pakistan when it knows there are other methods to cause havoc in Pakistan. One of such methods is promoting ethnic and religious violence in Pakistan. Evidence suggests that it is supporting proxies in Balochistan. Kalbushan Yadev, who was an Indian agent operating a terrorist network in Pakistan’s largest province, is an imperative case in this regard.
Instead of attempting to pressurize it through various means, it should solve the long-standing issues. Peace is what the people of Pakistan and India needs not war.
No one can deny the fact that he was there to promote violence and terrorism. He has already confessed it too. Making matters worse, the recent incidents of shelling have caused a lot of damage to Pakistan. Civilians along the LOC are suffering too. Just recently, Indian unprovoked firings caused martyrdom of four troops that were busy in maintenance activities.
According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, from the beginning of 2018 till this time, there have been more than 100 ceasefire violations by India along the LOC and the Working Boundary. These violations are linked to the Indian army chief ambitions to start a small-scale war with Pakistan. Pakistan would never like to start a war when it has a number of internal challenges to deal with.
Interestingly, from the Pakistani side, no flaring statements are being given except those that are deemed necessary and are issued in response to Indian threats. Militarily, a rational approach is being adopted. Politically, it is time to realize the significance of tackling Indian threats. American pressure is also on the rise. Although so many sacrifices have been made for Afghanistan, it does not seem to be aligned with Pakistan.
India with the US support should avoiding threatening its neighbors. It is time that it realizes the significance of having good relations with them, especially with Pakistan.
India with the support of the US wants to have an upper hand in South Asia. The most recent visit of the Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu to India is the part of the campaign to consider India a superior player in the region. In a nutshell, India is on cloud nine and really feels itself blessed to have strapping financial and nuclear powers to be on its side.
On the other side, Pakistan is being assisted mainly by China and Turkey that will provide it patronage in case India plunges into war with it. Indeed, the scope of the war will not be limited. It is obvious that if war breaks out between the two nuclear archrivals, their allies will undeniably support them and this will not be a small-scale war as being presumed by the Indian generals.
According to Pakistan’s Foreign Office, from the beginning of 2018 till this time, there have been more than 100 ceasefire violations by India along the LOC and the Working Boundary.
On the other side, Americans are more focused on their own interests. They support a country to counter the influence of another one. At present, they are supporting India to tackle the influence of China, which is trying to snatch the American global leadership role and solidifying its position majorly in Asia and Africa. Once their purpose is served, they no longer support the country that once helped them.
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Lastly, India should know that Pakistan, in spite of giving so many sacrifices and paying a huge price in the US war on terror, could not gain America’s trust. India with the US support should avoiding threatening its neighbors. It is time that it realizes the significance of having good relations with them, especially with Pakistan. Instead of attempting to pressurize it through various means, it should solve the long-standing issues. Peace is what the people of Pakistan and India needs not war.
Junaid Ali Malik is a professional writer. He considers writing is the sole purpose of his life. He has done masters in Commerce and History and holds PG Diploma in International Affairs. He is an entrepreneur by profession. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or @junaidalimalik1. The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Global Village Space’s editorial policy.