of the biggest fallacies that some people believe in India is that
Pakistan wants peace. Now I won’t deny that majority of Pakistan’s
general public would be asking for peace with India. But the Govt of
India is dealing with the rogue Pakistan Army who is nursing grudge
against India for India’s support to the Bangladeshi movement of
think a neighbor of yours whose hand got inadvertently chopped off? It
doesn’t matter that it got inadvertently chopped while you were saving
somebody helpless being attacked by the neighbor. He will just look for
an opportunity. Pakistan army is still living with that maiming wound of
no matter how much we try to lobby for peace, they would try to back
stab you. Remember how Vajpayee was back stabbed in 1999? And during the
UPA regime when peacenicks like Mani Shankar were in power, what did we
get in return with the peace talks with Pakistan?
Major attacks happened all across the country including the 2005 Diwali
Bomb Blast, the 2006 Mumbai Train attacks and 2008 attack. And the
terror activities continued unabated in Kashmir. The 2010 Kashmir Unrest was by far the biggest unrest the valley had witnessed since 1989.
Clearly nothing was working.
What were the mistakes we made while dealing with Pakistan:
That assurance from Prime minister of peace is binding on the rogue Pakistan Army.That Pakistan army wants peace forgetting the maiming wound of 1971.We Should treat Pakistan as equal to us while dealing with themWe must engage peace talks with them even after a major attack in IndiaNot thought of cutting Pakistan’s source of income.
can forget the 1971 humiliation, it’s army can’t. So to expect them to
voluntarily choose peace will be like expecting a Hyena to be peaceful
like a rabbit. We are not dealing with people of Pakistan by a rogue
mafia style Pakistan army.The peace on Pakistan has to be enforced by us
using our might. Pakistan is not a country which is equal to us in any
measure, it must be given commensurable respect. If we are thinking
Kashmir issue can be solved using dialogue with Pakistan then that’s too
much of a wishful thinking.
what was happening? Pakistan would attack us. we would break ties for
few months before resuming them. Then another attack, another talk.
Isolating Pakistan and cutting its source of Income:
think PM modi, took the right approach by attempting to start talks
with Nawaz Sharif. But as expecting this wouldn’t stop terrorism in
India. So he broke off ties with Pakistan and adopted an offensive
strategy. Pakistan was reminded of its stature at international forums
to let the global audience know its fiendish nature. This meant that
several countries felt the need to review their relation with Pakistan.
USA stopped the aid which Pakistan was using for terror activities in
India. And in middle east Pakistan as a country faced humiliation after
humiliation. This is something Pakistan media is admitting.
‘We are on verge of global isolation’, Pakistani media warns government and security agencies – Times of India
we were giving Pakistan an opportunity to resume ties after an attack
at the drop of hat. We never put condition like we have now that talk
will resume until Pakistan sponsored terror in Kashmir stops. Let the
globally irrelevant country earn its opportunity to have a dialogue with
a future superpower.
And the impact is visible:
only place we are witnessing terror attacks are in J&K because the
Army is in a state of war. And there too, the free hand to the army has
257 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018, highest in 10 yrs: DGP
Looking at the numbers and desperation of Pakistan in global arena, I would say that Modi’s Pakistan policy has been far better than his predecessors. As for Kashmir solution, that would happen the day Pakistan gets balkanized because of her oppressive policies of Pakistan Army in Baluchistan, Sind and POK.
The Article was first published on Quora and has been republished on The South Asian Express with Author’s permission
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