recent attack at the Pathankot Airport facility has sparked a national debate
and rightly so and just 8 days after our Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a
visit in good gesture to his Pakistani counterpart. I think this a trend that
Pakistan loves to follow, if I remember the Kargil Attack was just a few days
after Atal Bihari Vajpayee met with Pervez Musharraf Before saying anything or expressing my
opinions, let me put some numbers in perspective, since 1970 there have been more than 4,108 terror attacks on India
with a total of 12,539 fatalities. India ranks sixth in the number of terror
attacks in the world during this time.
difference between any country and India is that we have always known where of
our terror attacks originate from and still we have another Pathankot to
tackle. Now, if you think there are two possibilities, first that the incumbent
Pakistani Prime Minister has no control over the Army or the terrorists group
in his nation, if this is the case then it makes no sense to talk to him or
engage in any diplomatic talks with his government since it will bear no
fruits as we are talking to the wrong
person and the second possibility that incumbent Prime Minister knows about
these attacks and if this is case then in my opinion it is backstabbing which
is more condemnable. So, I don’t think it makes any sense to talk to him. I
might be emotional at this point but I don’t see a third possibility.
listening to Gen Bakshi and his views were very clear, precise and logical. You
have to increase cost of these attacks to Pakistan. Be it by economic
sanctions, proxy war or an overt war. Recently one Russian flight was shot by
Turkey and the next day there were several sanctions on Turkey, Putin gave a
statement making it clear that there will be consequences and there were. Trade
was seriously affected, Turkey contractors lost their right to do business in
Russia, cancelled visa on arrival and many more the very next day and issued
the statement that this act will be revenged. I think things like this sends
out a clear signal to everyone not to mess with the Russians.
number of terror fatalities in India by themselves are statistical alarming
without accounting for the number of families affected by these attacks. I
always believe that force should be the last resort, but I think we are a
couple decades past when the tipping point of that last resort came. The
terrorists and their ideology needs to be wiped out, .i.e. surgically removed
,since I don’t see a medication for this disease.
has to be done proactively, we have been on the receiving end of this for quite
some time and it is time that we give them a befitting response. I put these
stats after 1970 because we gave a good response to Pakistan in 1970 and they
didn’t dare to attack us post that. Indira Gandhi might be the only Prime
Minister with the will to answer Pakistan. The people and the government/army
of Pakistan might be laughing at us that we just entered your Airforce and
successfully killed many of our best officers.
when you make foreign policies or even make a business transaction you always
take into account the practical reality of the other party. You won't make a
business deal with minister of magic when you know Voldemort Is making shots.
The diplomatic policies should be made taking into account the history and the
internal dynamics of the other party you are making a deal with. Our leadership
should take into account this while dealing with Pakistan
be angry and emotional today because our brave soldiers were killed because of
the failure of our terror policy, specifically with Pakistan. The people of
India have been paying a very heavy price for the inability of our leadership.
It creates a feeling of frustration. The only acceptable reason that we keep on
going back to talks is that we think that we might lose to Pakistan in open
warfare that is unacceptable in itself. This incident is a saddening day in
Indian history and I hope should incite some decisive policy change against