Has Modi’s Pakistan Policy completely failed?



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


Do you

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


That’s why

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.

The reality:


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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