If India is exploiting whatever I am saying, should that fear keep me silent? They will always exploit everything. But covering up and pretending that we are great, will not make us great. Standing up to truth can only put our house in order. And are we to shrivel up, only so that we can please the onlookers?! If the world is saying, “Look Pakistan is such an irresponsible state, how can we allow them to remain a nuclear power”, well, they are not too far from the mark. And they are not stupid that they needed to wait for my declaration to come to this conclusion. It is written all across our forehead. Aren’t we already labelled as a ‘state sponsoring terrorism’?
The strategy aims at managing the mathematics of terror at the Line of Control, creation of a strong intelligence network in the hinterland to isolate and neutralize the militants and spreading the message of hearts through credible and genuine actions.
One minor blast in a country which has witnessed a series of violent terrorist attacks, blasts and mayhem has sent the country on a tizzy and brought it to the centre of the raging conflict between Israel, duly supported by the west, and Iran. If anything, the attack on the Israel diplomatic car denotes the fragility of India to terror manipulations severely restricting its ability to chose a pragmatic diplomatic path.
Editor’s Note: Kashmir has reached a turning point because of the dint of hard work by leaders and people operating to make Kashmir safe. Personalities are important but secondary to the doctrines and people friendly strategies they have implemented. These strategies need to be evolved further by all stakeholders to make Kashmir what it is [...]
Pakistan, therefore, is using the current period to consolidate by silently building constituency for a popular support base. Currently it finds violence counter productive to its overall aim as it would suck away its Afghan resources and make it fight two proxy wars to its east and west.
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The latest incident in Baramullah highlights the turn of events for the better in Baramullah, Sopore and elsewhere in the Valley. It underscores a few salient initiatives. Firstly, the Army, Police and the civil administrations are on the same page this time around in early identification and isolation of paid pelters. To this end, innovative methods are being employed to ensure the common man does not suffer at the hands of separatists inspired breakdowns of law and order.
All seems to be quiet in Kashmir for the time being and there are political voices emanating from the Home Ministry that a political solution to the imboglio in Kashmir is in sight. The separatists deny any such initiative. It is in these relatively quieter times that India needs to once again revisit the earlier [...]
Group Profile Portugal Summit Redefining Threats NATO leaders on Friday adopted a new Strategic Concept that will serve as the alliance’s roadmap for the next 10 years and that reconfirms the commitment to defend one another against attack as the bedrock of Euro-Atlantic security. The document lays out NATO’s vision for an evolving alliance that will remain [...]
A plan B for Obama (FP) The US is severely handicapped by a significant lack of credibility that is a direct consequence of its own foreign policy incompetence in the Middle East in the past several decades, especially the past decade. Most people and political movements, and a few governments, in the Middle East [...]