Meeting of Two PMs
PM Modi’s decision – A first for India to invite Leaders of all seven South Asian Associations for Regional Cooperation Countries for his swearing in must be read as the first time in History a Prime Minister of India has attempted to reach out to our neighbor’s. Included in this the main achievement was his persuading Nawaz Sharif to also accept the hand of friendship put forward by our Prime Minister. Modi told Sharif that the two Countries could possibly immediately move towards normalization with trade relations which would benefit both Countries. Pakistan’s delay in granting India the most – favored Nation status also came up. Sharif talked about the clear mandate both the Governments have while calling for breaking new ground and ending mistrust between the two sides. PM Nawaz Sharif warmly reciprocated our PM’s sentiments and indeed even stated and it was incumbent on both Counties to work together to achieve our common objectives for peace and development. They further agreed that their Foreign Secretaries would soon meet to carry forward Modi’s bilateral agenda. Due to a twist in Nawaz Sharif’s and Pakistan’s attitude the meeting was cancelled. The Hurriyat Leaders were not agreeably. A great and successful meeting with lot of bonhomie as far as India is concerned, went into the basket.
Hafiz Saeed’s Utterances
It is believed that on Nawaz Sharif’s return to Lahore there was great anguish displayed by the Pak Army and the Followers of Hafiz Saeed to wage Jihad against India The man India holds responsible for engineering the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks that killed 166 people moves freely in Pakistan. Jamat- ud- Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed delivered a fiery speech as thousands of followers joined him at the famous Aabpara Chowk – situated just a few hundred yards from the ISI headquarters – and asked them to get ready as the” time has come to perform the final jihad against India to free Kashmir from Indian occupation”. “Are you ready to help Kashmiri brothers and sisters? Would you join me for this noble cause?” Saeed asked the gathering. Thousands of his followers responded to their Leader by assuring him that they were ready to fight India. “Kadam badhao Hafiz Saeed, hum tumhare sath hain (Lead the way Hafiz Saeed, we are with you,” an energetic crowd of roughly 7,000 to 10,000 chanted. On that day of his speech which was held to mark the 16th anniversary of their Nuclear test, Saeed swept into the Capital city for a rally arranged by the JuD titled ‘Takbeer Convention’. He was followed by former ISI Director General Hamid Gul, Senator Talha Mehmood and former head of Right Wing political party Jamat-e-Islami. Saeed drove-in his bullet- proof jeep with a heavy security cover and was received with rose petals. He criticized PM Nawaz Sharif for attending Indian PM Narendra Modi’s swearing- in and said he (Sharif) betrayed the Kashmiris. ” Mr Prime Minister, you have stabbed the Kashmiri’s in their Back by shaking hands with Narendra Modi. Kashmiris would never forgive you,” Saeed said.He advised the Sharif government to refrain from indulging in a ” love affair with India” as he believes it was useless. Sources told Mail Today that names of Hafiz Saeed and Dawood Ibrahim came up during discussions between the two Prime Ministers.
There is no doubt in my mind that the ruckus created by Omar Abdulla on Article 370 must have some connection with People on the other side. Omar had clearly stated that if Article 370 is removed he would ensure that KASHMIR WOULD JOIN PAKISTAN. What does he mean? Is he in touch with the other side?
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India.
This conflict became known as the Second Kashmir War and was fought by India and Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir, the first having been fought in 1947. The war began following Pakistan’s Operation Gibraltar, which was designed to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate in an insurgency against rule by India. The five-month war caused thousands of casualties on both sides. It ended in a mandated ceasefire and the subsequent issuance of the Tashkent Declaration.
Much of the war was fought by the Countries’ Land Forces in Kashmir and along the International Border between India and Pakistan. This war saw the largest massing of troops in Kashmir since the Partition of British India in 1947, a number that was overshadowed only during the 2001–2002 Military standoffs (Operation Parakram) A Dangerous Experiment between India and Pakistan. Most of the battles were fought by opposing Infantry and Armored units, with substantial backing from Air Forces, and Naval operations. Many details of this war, like those of other Indo-Pakistani Wars, remain unclear.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a direct Military confrontation between India and Pakistan during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971. Indian, Bangladeshi and International sources consider the beginning of the war to have been started by Pakistan “Operation Chengiz Khan”, when Pakistan launched per-emptive air strikes on 11 Indian airbases on 3 December 1971, leading to India’s entry into the war of Independence in East Pakistan on the side of Bangladeshi Nationalist Forces, and the commencement of hostilities with West Pakistan. Which lasted just 13 days; it is considered to be one of the shortest wars in history.
During the course of the war, Indian and Pakistani Forces clashed on the Eastern and Western fronts. The war effectively came to an end after the Eastern Command of the Pakistani Armed Forces signed the Instrument of Surrender, on 16 December 1971 in Dhaka, marking the liberation of a New Nation of Bangladesh. East Pakistan had officially seceded from Pakistan on 26 March 1971. Between 90,000 and 93,000 members of the Pakistan Armed Forces including paramilitary personnel were taken as Prisoners of War by the Indian Army. It is estimated that between 20, 000 to 30, 000 civilians were killed in Bangladesh. As a result of the conflict, a further eight to ten million people fled the Country at the time to seek refuge in neighboring India.
The Kargil War also known as the Kargil conflict, was an Armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay (Victory in Hindi) which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector.
The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which serves as the de facto border between the two states. During the initial stages of the war, Pakistan blamed the fighting entirely on independent Kashmiri insurgents, but documents left behind by casualties and later statements by Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff showed involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid. The Indian Army, later on supported by the Indian Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the LOC infiltrated by the Pakistani troops and militants. With international diplomatic opposition, the Pakistani forces withdrew from the remaining Indian positions along the LOC.
The war is one of the most recent examples of high altitude warfare in mountainous terrain, which posed significant logistical problems for the combating sides. To date, it is also the only instance of direct, conventional warfare between nuclear states (i.e., those possessing nuclear weapons). India had conducted its first successful test in 1974; Pakistan, which had been developing its nuclear capability in secret since around the same time, conducted its first known tests in 1998, just two weeks after a second series of tests by India.
As of today Jammu and Kashmir are a part and parcel of India. Omar Abdulla today realizes that the Valley and Jammu are today in the grips of Jihaadi infiltrators belonging to Pakistan. I am Happy that he has hopefully understood the serious situation that has developed in which Pakistan today has been forced to realize that Pakistan has started bombarding the poor civilians in Kashmir. Pakistan has also infiltrated Jihaadi’s into Kashmir Valley who are present and have to be identified immediately and wiped out. Is it not a war situation?
Does he know the battles that have been fought to keep Kashmir and our Kashmiri Brothers and Sisters safe? In 1947, 1965, 1971, 1984(Siachin), 1999 (Kargil). Does he not want India to bring in economic growth and peaceful days in order that the People have good roads, work for all and happiness around when the standard of living goes up. I feel that Omar Abdulla hopefully is now relishing his follies. I suggest he be more serious in his responsibility and must do a good job. Where is the growth for People of Jammu and Kashmir?
Do be also realize that the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto vows to take back all of Kashmir from India and not leave behind a single inch because it “belong to Pakistan” his exact words were “I will take back whole of Kashmir and not Leave behind a single inch of a because, like the other provinces, it belong to Pakistan.” He claims that his the only Party representative the people of Pakistan.
Pakistan must remember that India has good relations with both CHINA and the US. The US has already grounded the Air Force Fighters they supplied and they are not to be flown without their are permission and neither can they use the Missiles and Ammunition without their permission.
As for Pakistan, it’s attitude will not change at least in the near future. Using Western compulsions, it has gone ahead with parity via-a-vis India and it has a single objective of grabbing the Kashmir Valley and Destabilizing us. Pakistan however cannot make any long- term gains through a conflict with India. It would not be able to sustain this level of preparedness due to her Internal problems but nor can India afford to relax its vigil against the Threat we face today.