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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

L’Affaire De Kulbhushan Jadhav-2: A Case Of PARVAZ-E-WAHIYAT (Unmitigated Flight Of Nonsense)

The International Border (IB) between India and Pakistan spans 2,175km. The Working Boundary (WB) spans 202km, the Line of Control (LoC) spans 797km, and the Line of Actual Contact (LAC)—which India calls the Actual Ground Position Line (AGPL)—from map-grid reference NJ-9842 till Indra Kol—spans 108km. The LoC runs from a place called Sangam close to Chhamb all the way up north to NJ-9842 in Ladakh, following which the AGPL takes over. The WB lies in Jammu Division between Boundary Pillar 19 and Sangam i.e. between Jammu and Sialkot, which was part of the erstwhile princely state of J & K. It is this stretch that is known in India as the International Boundary (IB), while Pakistan refers to it as the WB, since it maintains that the border agreement (the so-called standstill agreement) was inked between the princely state of J & K and Pakistan, and not between India & Pakistan.

J & K has 734km of the LoC running through Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh regions from Kargil to Malu (Akhnoor) in Jammu district, while it has 190km of IB from Malu to Punjab belt running through Ramgarh, Jammu, Samba and Kathua districts. Of these, 550km of the LoC has been fenced with flood-lighting, along with 190km of fenced IB. Though a large portion of the India-Pakistan border on the 553km Gurdaspur-Jammu sector is fenced, there are several gaps (more than 40 vulnerable unfenced stretches) caused by the Ravi River and seasonal rivulets that cut into the IB. As much as 462km of Punjab’s 553km of border with Pakistan (districts include Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Faridkot, Abohar and Fazilka) with Pakistan is fenced, and protected with electrified wire, sensors and floodlights. It is the other 91km for which a problem exists. Gurdaspur shares a long, zig-zagging border with Pakistan. Itis easy to infiltrate from this stretch as compared to the heavily-mined and guarded LoC as well as the IB in neighbouring Jammu. A dense fog in winters makes border surveillance an added challenge. As the border terrain is broken and forested, the rivulet beds provide an ideal cover for terrorists who can sneak in and reach the busy NH-44 highway that snakes along the border. This enables terrorists to hijack vehicles and mount rapid strikes. There are many gaps in the fencing on this stretch because of rivers flowing in and out of India. The Ujjh River enters and exits many times on this stretch. Some of the gaps are as wide as 30 feet. It is not difficult to cross this stretch as the rivers are shallow (with water reaching just above the knee) and large parts of the riverbed are dry. Quite a few times the terrorists were launched into India from Jalalabad village of Pakistan, which is close to the IB and faces Tash Lassian and Bhariyal villages in India. In addition cellphone connectivity signals from Pakistan are available on 33 patches along the Punjab border, making it easier for both terrorists and drug syndicates to communicate with one another through Pakistan-registered SIMs. In almost all terror attacks, Pakistani terrorists used snatched vehicles to attack the intended targets, mostly catching Indian security forces off-guard. The Gurdaspur-Pathankot-Jammu highway, which is dotted with a large number of defence installations including cantonments (including the 29 Infantry Division, based at Mamoon Army Cantonment), an air force base and ammunition dumps, have been the prime targets of the terrosists since 2013.

Within J & K, the Indian Army’s XV Corps, covering a frontage of 450km—which is more than half the LoC, has two Divisions—19 and 28. The 28 Infantry Division, which is the largest Division of HQ Northern Command, is responsible for four sensitive sectors along the LoC, namely, Tangdhar, Keran, Machhal and Gurez. Since the November 26, 2003 ceasefire, these sectors, at higher altitudes, have emerged as established infiltration routes. During winter months, when snow in these sectors is between 20 and 25 feet deep, the fence on the LoC gets washed away. To overcome this drawback, most of the stretch in 28 Division’s footprint has a twin-fence, one behind the other to cater for regular and intense infiltration along the deep ravines there. In simple terms, while 19 Infantry Division is crucial for operations during war, 28 Infantry Division is important for counter-infiltration. What should concern XV Corps and the HQ Northern Command are two major Pakistani objectives in 28 Infantry Division’s area of responsibility: Lipa Valley and the Bugina Bulge in PoK. Lipa Valley is surrounded by four mountain ranges: the Shamsabari, the Kafir Khan, the Kasinag and the Chota Kasinag. The most important is Shamsabari, which India dominates. If Pakistan manages to get a foothold on this range, it would then be looking into the Kashmir Valley from the top. This would help Pakistan provide better support to infiltration from this area. Moreover, if the Pakistan Army (PA) obtains a firm lodgement on the Shamsabari Range, its troops could easily roll down into the Valley at a time of its own choosing during wartime. Given the importance of the heights on the Shamsabari Range, if Pakistan indeed would intrude there and occupy the heights, the Indian Army will not hesitate to open its field artillery howitzerss in direct firing mode. Pakistani posts there have air-defence guns, and India has 105mm guns to hit the PA’s posts separated by 3km to 7km. The opening of Indian artillery fire-assaults will be the definitive indicator of an OP BADR-type operation by the PA. This will be the end of the November 26, 2003 ceasefire, something that the PA does not want for fear of alienating the Kashmiris. Similarly, Bugina is an attractive objective for the Indian Army and is less difficult to capture than the Lipa Valley. If the two PA Infantry Battalion positions, which overlook Bugina, can be captured, India will have visibility beyond the formidable Kafir Khan Range to threaten Pakistan’s Neelam-Jhelum Valley hydro-power project now being built with China’s help.

Given the fact that India maintains a near-foolproof anti-infiltration grid along the LoC, Pakistan has since mid-2013 focussed its terrorist infiltration efforts along the WB. For instance, in mid-2014, while an initial group of LeT terrorists pressed forward from Kel to Doga in PoK, and attempted to reach the Lolab Valley, a second group of six LeT terrorists was accompanied by a guide (resident of PoK) identified as Yusuf, and had pressed forward from Dudhnial to Thandapani in PoK. They aimed to reach Rajwar in Kupwara district. Another fidayeen unit had been stationed in the PoK town of Gharota, facing Bamiyal, in preparation for an attack. Large gaps torn by monsoon floods in the electrified fencing which runs along the IB in Punjab and along the IB/WB in Jammu helped the attackers infiltrate into India. Hundreds of metres of fence come down every year and the tall elephant grass (Sarkanda), which springs up after the rains, provides infiltrators plenty of cover. Cross-border firing had dropped from a peak of 5,767 incidents in 2002 to zero in 2004 and remained below 100 annual incidents through 2011. There were 57 cross-LoC violations in 2010, 61 in 2011, 93 in 2012. Infiltration attempts were 52 in 2011, 121 in 2012, 347 in 2013 and 583 in 2014. Ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC India increased nine times from 2011 to 2014. Cross-border firing by Pakistani security forces from 2011 to 2013 was concentrated along the LoC.  2013 saw more than 195 ceasefire violations on the LoC. This trend saw a reversal in 2014, when 74% of the firing was concentrated along the WB. There were 583 ceasefire violations along the WB by Pakistan in 2014, a 158% increase.  The highest ceasefire violations were reported from the Jammu sector, with a bulk of them—440—in the August-December 2014 period. As many as 945 terrorist incursions from Pakistan were recorded between 2012 and 2014. Indian security forces killed 38 Pakistani terrorists in 2013 and 36 till October 31, 2014, as they attempted to cross the LoC. In all, during 2014, 174 ceasefire violations along the LoC were reported. There were 57 violations in 2010, 61 in 2011, 93 in 2012. Infiltration attempts were 52 in 2011, 121 in 2012, 347 in 2013 and 583 in 2014.

That’s why since June 2014, India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) had authosied the Border Security Force (BSF) to put into effect its ‘escalation dominance’ tactics under the ‘controlled and calibrated violence’ strategy, starting June 2014—meaning if Pakistan Rangers fired with 7.62mm rifles, then the BSF retaliated with 12.7mm and 14.5mm HMGs (the latter being extracted from decommissioned BTR-60 and BRDM-2 wheeled armoured vehicles). If the Chenab Rangers fired with 14.7mm HMGs, then the BSF retaliated with 81mm mortars. This is exactly what happened between August and October 2014. As a result, 18,000 villagers in India were displaced, while 20,000 Pakistani villagers were displaced as well. Firings were limited to two sectors (Charwa [12 villages] and Chapraar [one village]) spread along a 45km-long lateral frontage between Sialkot/Kasur and Poonch/Rawlakot straddling the WB. A total of some 31,000 rounds of 81mm air-burst mortar rounds were fired by both sides over a 10-day period inj those three months of 2014. Only burst rounds, not blast rounds, were fired. 

On January 14, 2014 the then Indian Army COAS Gen Bikram Singh said that a strong reply had been given to last year’s cross-border raids by Pakistan, referring to reports that 10 PA soldiers had been killed in Indian action across the LoC. Asked what retaliatory action had been taken, Gen Singh the said that his soldiers “have reacted well as required” and that there is an endeavour “not to escalate the situation into operational or strategic arena”. In that very same month, Masood Azhar addressed a jihadi meeting in Muzaffarabad, the capital of PoK. “There are 313 fidayeen fighters in this gathering and if a call is given, the number will go up to 3,000,” he told the rally held by telephone.

On January 17, 2014, during the 5th SAARC Business Leaders Conclave, Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan visited India and met his Indian counterpart Anand Sharma, and the two sides agreed to expedite the implementation of the Non-Discriminatory Market Access (NDMA) regime on a reciprocal basis. Both sides decided to intensify and accelerate the process of trade normalisation, liberalisation and facilitation and to implement the agreed measures. Pakistan had b y then moved from ‘Positive List’ regime to a ‘Negative List’ regime comprising of 1,209 tariff lines of import of goods not allowed from India. Both countries by then also had the Preferential Trading Arrangement under the South Asia Free Trade Area (SAFTA) process. But the benefits under the SAFTA process had been partially blocked by Pakistan through  the ‘Negative List’. The meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan on May 27, 2014 held that the two countries could move immediately towards full trade normalisation on the basis of the September 2012 roadmap worked out between Commerce Secretaries of both the sides. Major items of Indian export to Pakistan had then included organic chemicals, vegetables, cotton, plastics and processed food waste, like fodder. Items of Indian imports from Pakistan included cotton, fruits and nuts, mineral fuels, wax, sulphur, lime, cement and hides. India’s exports to Pakistan in 2014 amounted to US$2.17 billion, or 0.83% of total Indian exports, while imports were $497 million, or 0.13% of total inward shipments.

In mid-June 2014, Operation Zarb-e-Azb (whose military strategy was centered around the policy of ‘Seek, Destroy, Clear, Hold’) was launched by the PA, while Operation Khyber-1 began in September 2014 (Operation Khyber-2 in April 2015, while Operation Khyber-3 was launched in August 2016). By then, 35% of the PA was fully engaged in LIC campaigns and had a deployment ratio of 54.6%, resting and re-equipping ratio of 12.7%, and the remaining 33% undergoing the training cycle. The PA had by then lost 2,795 soldiers since 2004. Another 8,671 were injured. The average officer-to-soldier ratio in combat fatalities is around 1:17 in most armies, while in the PA’s various LIC operations it had been 1:6. This was higher than the usual Pakistani average of 1:10.

Meanwhile, during the 126-day-long (August-December 2014) dharna by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against the ruling Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PMLN), there were murmurs of a coup d’état. The ISI and ISPR were both hard at work for manipulating Pakistan’s highly clientelised and politicised print/electronic.broadcast media outlets, which had received instructions from the PA’s Islamabad-based GHQ to support the ‘dissenting’ leaders and their sit-ins. The GHQ was using the media to add muscle and might to the anti-government movement in an attempt to cut Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif down to size. Other than Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the former DG of ISI, who is known to be a close friend and supporter of PTI Chairman Imran Khan, the other name that was repeatedly brought up by knowledgeable observers was that of Lt Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam, the then DG of the ISI. Allegedly, the two were conspiring to create a rift between PM Nawaz Sharif and the PA’s then COAS, Gen Raheel Sharif. In the past, the PM had acted against Generals whom he had differences with. It was expected that he would again act again in a similar manner, under the presumption that the dharna had the PA’s backing. But the events did not play out as expected. Not exactly. It was Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif who first stated that two Lt Gens were behind the political unrest that prevailed in 2014. Specifically, the Minister said, Lt Gen Islam had a “personal grievance” with the ruling party for siding with a particular media house (Jang Group & Geo TV). Asif was subsequently sidelined and snubbed at a dinner with the PA’s Generals and quickly made to learn a central lesson. Not everyone took from his experience. In an interview with the BBC in August 2015, Senator Mushahidullah Khan claimed that an audio tape obtained by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) was played during a meeting between PM Nawaz Sharif and Gen Raheel Sharif in the latter half of 2014, in which Lt Gen Islam could be heard giving instructions to raid the PM’s Office. According to the Senator, when questioned by Gen Raheel Sharif, Lt Gen Islam confirmed that the voice was his own. Senator Khan later clarified that he himself had not heard the tape. Never mind the fact that he kept referring to the ex-ISI DG as Zahirul Islam Abbasi–the Major General who had plotted to overthrow the Benazir Bhutto government in 1995, and who died six years ago–the damage had been done. Appointed on the recommendation of then President Asif Ali Zardari in March 2012, Lt Gen Islam had remained mostly out of the spotlight and yet, he had managed to cast a shadow over many major events in the last few years. The most significant of them was when GEO TV ran photographs of Lt Gen Islam alongside allegations by journalist Hamid Mir’s brother stating that a failed assassination attempt of the prime-time anchor-person was the handiwork of Pakistan’s intelligence agencies. Lt Gen Islam had a strong military background; his father, brothers and brother-in-law had also served in the PA. His uncle, Shah Nawaz, was a Major General in the Indian National Army, led by Subhas Chandra Bose, and was captured and detained by the British briefly in the early 1940s. Lt Gen Islam belonged to the Punjab Regiment and he was in charge of a Division in Murree before being promoted to Lt Gen and being posted as a Corps Commander in Karachi. He was mentioned in Forbes magazine’s most powerful people list as the “new head of Pakistan’s notorious intelligence service” in 2012. “The ISI has played both sides in the war on terror and, as US troops draw out of Afghanistan, will be hugely influential in determining the region’s future,” the magazine went on to state. With the reputation of being an ‘honest’ officer and a close aide of Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, it was expected that Lt Gen Islam would continue Kayani’s policy of minimal interference in political matters.  In a subsequent TV interview, Defence Minister Asif said that the 2014 London Plan against the Nawaz Sharif government was the work of two former ISI Chiefs—Lt Gen (Ret’d) Shuja Pasha and Lt Gen (Ret’d) Zaheer-ul-Islam. In September 2014, weeks of mounting anti-government protests in Pakistan had been enough to convince five of the powerful Lt Gens (believed to have retired now) who then were Corps Commanders that it was time for them to step in and force the embattled Nawaz Sharif to resign. The five Corps Commanders had earlier met in Rawalpindi at the end of August as demonstrations raged in Islamabad. At that tense four-hour conclave, Pakistan’s democratic process was once again in peril, with the PA pondering another intervention in a country that has seen power change hands more often through coups than elections. But Gen Raheel Sharif decided that the time was not right to overthrow the civilian leadership, and moved to quell any disagreement in his ranks by overruling the hawks and declaring the crisis must be solved through politics, not force. 

However, the carefully constructed veneer of neutrality that the PA’s leadership had constructed through much of the national political crisis instigated by Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri was eventually torn apart. First came the PA’s statement on August 31, 2014—the third in a series of statements on the political crisis, which quite astonishingly elevated the legitimacy and credibility of the demands of Imran Khan, Tahirul Qadri, and their violent protesters above that of the choices and actions of an elected government dealing with a political crisis. Consider the sequence of events so far. When the PA first publicly waded into the political crisis, it counselled restraint on all sides—as though it were the federal government that fundamentally still had some questions hanging over its legitimacy simply because Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri alleged so. Next, the PA crept towards the Khan/Qadri camp by urging the government to facilitate negotiations - as though it was the government that was being unreasonable, and not Khan and Qadri. Next, staggeringly, the PA ‘advised’ the government not to use force against violent protesters and essentially told it to make whatever concessions necessary to placate Khan and Qadri. It was simply extraordinary that it was the PAT and PTI supporters who wanted to break into and occupy state buildings, but it was the government that was been rebuked. It was as if the PA was unaware—rather, unwilling—to acknowledge the constitutional scheme of things: it is the government that is supposed to give orders to the Army, not the other way around. The government had already issued its order: invoking Article 245 [empowering the Army to ensure law and order in the city]. As violent thugs subsequently attacked the Parliament building, it was surely the PA’s duty to repel them. But the soldiers stationed there did nothing and the Army leadership the next day warned the government instead of the protesters—which largely explains why the protesters were able to continue their pitched battles with the Police and attacked the PTV headquarters on September 1, 2014.


But there indeed was a method to this ‘madness’. The PA all along was using this engineered law-and-order crisis to extract from the PML-N-led federal government a promise of freedom for Gen (Ret’d) Pervez Musharraf—who then was an absconder and was wanted on treason charges for leading a coup against Nawaz Sharif’s government in 1999. Musharraf had served Pakistan as the PA’s COAS and President and is alleged to have imposed emergencies twice in his tenure—first in 1999 and later in 2007—to restrain the unamenable courts from challenging his questionable legitimacy. Coordinated anti-government protests in Islamabad since August 14 by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tahreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and Islamic cleric Maulana Tahirul Qadri of Pakistan Awami Tahreek (PAT) wre thus engineered by the ISI and ISPR on the PA’s behalf to ‘domesticate’ the federal government. And needless to say, by that time, the vital issues of strategic importance and foreign affairs were being single-handedly articulated and directed by the PA’s GHQ, without civilian oversight and input. In a subsequent Senate committee meeting, Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Senator and former Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar declared: “Foreign policy on Kashmir, India, Afghanistan, and nuclear assets is being formulated in GHQ instead of the Foreign Office.”
(To Be Concluded)

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Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To RAFALE-LOVER: Just disregard all that trash & instead focus on what is being & can be done inside India. Only that will help develop a high sense of self-esteem.

To BHOUTIK: Such deployments are routine since both the UK & French have real-estates inside the IOR.

To ARPIT KANODIA: LoLz! They are hoping in vain for such connectivities between SL & the southern Indian mainland just so that the container transshipment terminals of Colombo & Hambantota can become economically viable by servicing the Indian market! I say in vain because under India’s Sagarmala Project, container transshipment terminals are now coming up in Kerala, Tamil Nadu & Andhra Pradesh. While these terminals will be along the coastal mainland, the deep-water ports in these 3 areas will be built on reclaimed land, similar to what China has done in Shanghai. As I had stated earlier, India has no natural deep-water ports either in the east or West & hence such ports will have to be built on reclaimed land a short distance away from the coastline. This is what causes ripples & anguish inside Sri Lanka, since it now can no longer ride on India’s shoulders for being rescued out of the economic mess that has been created by Mahinda Rajapakse in collusion with China.

But the most important development over the past 24 hours has been the utterances of China’s Consul-General in Kolkata Ma Zhanwu:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-should-join-belt-and-road-forum-for-mutual-interest-chinese-diplomat/articleshow/58720748.cms

This has happened just 4 hours AFTER I had exposed China’s gameplan for subverting the BCIM & BIMSTEC plans. Also, it must be noted that the remarks from the Kolkata-based Consul-General, & not from China’s Ambassador to India. I guerss they are now operating in damage-control mode.

To SUVO: LoLz! This is a perfect example of seeking cheap publicity. For those who don’t know, such facilities have been in existence since 1993 AFTER the Ghaznavi & Shaheen-1 TBMs were imported by the PA in semi-knocked-down condition & CPMIEC & CGWIC were contracted to build the final-assembly facilities at Khanpur in KPK. To top it all, all this was confirmed by Dr A Q ‘Bhopali’ Khan in a TV interview in 2012 itself which is still available in YouTube. Therefore, anyone who claims that India had no prior knowledge of such facilities is either a self-deluded moron or is totally ignorant on such matters.

Meanwhile, here’s a ‘genuine’ update: I had proposed to IN HQ & DRDO way back in 2007 to develop a naval version of Pinaka MBRL by integrating the swivelling MBRL launcher (minus the truck) with only the APU of a 155mm towed howitzer & have a special electrical interface with a LST-M’s own RLG-INS to ensure gyro-stabilisation. It is this proposal that was recently accorded approval by the DAC & engineering development has already begun at both GRSE & Larsen & Toubro.

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

To AMIT BISWAS: The first-half shows diesel generators & field kitchens being carried, while the 2nd half shows IRBM-type ballistic missile storage/transporter rakes.

bhoutik said...

another set of questions -

https://scroll.in/article/837096/as-mamata-banerjee-seeks-chinese-investment-for-bengal-why-is-delhi-bent-on-playing-spoilsport

in the article above, in the section 'Historical connect' - the author says that

"Bengal sent 12 diplomatic missions to Nanjing, the Ming capital, in a period of 35 years, between 1405 and 1439. Some of these missions had more than 200 envoys. When a ruler of Bengal died in 1412, Zhu Di, the Yongle (perpetually happy) emperor of the Ming dynasty, sent his confidante Hou Xian to offer his condolences.

While these marked the deep relationship between two sovereign countries, China was the bigger power – the Middle Kingdom around which the international politics and diplomacy of this part of the world happened...

When threatened with an attack from the neighbouring independent Jaunpur sultanate, Bengal sought China’s intervention. China sent a high-level diplomatic mission to Jaunpur, again led by Hou Xian and ably supported by Admiral Zheng He. The matter was settled without conflict. Back then, Delhi was not a major player here."

Now, my question is how much of this is true? when he says Bengal sent diplomatic missions, which entity/kingdom/empire is he talking about? the threat from jaunpur sultanate and the 'diplomatic mission' of hou xian and zheng he - is this real? what are the references?

Anonymous said...

On Naval Pinaka , What exactly is the use of such weopen compared to a naval 155mm. Don't Tell me, it's against land Target ��. Lol, naval mbrl , that's so funny.

Tnx, Shen

Prasun K. Sengupta said...

First 2 M-777s from BAE Systems arriving later today:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/big-guns-first-modern-155-mm-artillery-guns-to-land-in-india-after-the-bofors-scandal-of-1980s/articleshow/58721807.cms

AVIRAL said...

Prasun da
GoI has said that it will abandoned all the nuclear power plant project by foreign companies if NSG membership is not given.
Also the government yesterday cleared the proposal for setting up of 10 indigenous pressurized heavy water reactors(PHWR)s.

http://m.timesofindia.com/india/nuke-mou-govt-makes-russia-sweat-before-pm-modi-putin-meet/articleshow/58707050.cms

Anik said...

Prasun da
DRDO's Terminal ballistics research laboratory is working on air breathing multi tube multi cycle pulse detonation engine which will generate 2.5kn of thrust for 30 minutes. Where will this engine be used?? Astra mk2?? Rudra M II??

AVIRAL said...

Prasun da,
NTRO,which reports to PMO/NSA brought under the coveted Intelligence Act,IB/R&AW protested the move. What will be Advatage/Disadvantage of this move and why RAW and IB protested???

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/ntro-now-under-intelligence-act/article18475771.ece/amp/

Anonymous said...

Regarding Naval Pinaka:

Don't naval guns already have high rate of fire (35 rpm) and very high ranges (30+ kms and further extensible upto 100kms) and precision can also be achieved by using guided shells like "Vulcano"??

Do you envisage Naval Pinakas as replacing the traditional naval guns or will they be supplementing the fire power?

-Scrutator

ASD said...

Dear Prasun,

ICJ gave verdict in favor of India. Pakistan can't hang Kulbhushan. Now what's next??? Will he meet the same fate as that of Sarabjit Singh??? What are you getting after connecting the dots???

Pratap said...

Prasun, is ICJ decision binding for Pakistan or just an advisory? I'm afraid Pakis might kill Jadhav in custody like many other Indian prisoners in the past. I hope govt has prepared a response beyond ICJ.

Anonymous said...

The reality is dawning on the Gov. That without the Obama or Bush leadership. The next big card to play is the buying power of India. By saying they won't purchase any more nuke reactors means two things; our own designs are mature enough or we hope the suppliers are going to pressure their govs to push through the NSG membership. What a sorry mess. I see the headlines next door already.


@SUVO, the book by bopali khan mentions tunnels. With this CPEC thing,they have created lots of tunnels in GB for the roads. Can these tunnels be used to hide their mobile Ballistic Missiles? If so how difficult or easy will they be to take out?

Anthony

Anonymous said...

Hi Prasun,
Recently a Maoist was arrested and he told that he was a messenger of two well known Commie Intellectuals and Maoist leaders. These two intellectuals are very prominent in Delhi and very influential. One of them is the wife of an American citizen of Indian origin, who is very well known face in Rajya Sabha TV and other leftist Media. In Media, he is famous for his anti-Hindu, anti-BJP and anti-Modi behavior. Second one is a member of a NHRC and enjoying the life of tax payers' money. Her husband is a Belgian national took Indian citizenship, and was head of Sonia's NAC. He is also famous for his extreme leftist agenda.
My question is how could India tolerate an American citizen to participate in Rajya Sabha TV and involve in debate criticizing government and leaning towards leftist extremism? If there is no support from these intellectuals, Maoist Naxalism would have wiped out completely. Why these intellectuals supports these extremists?
These people are so powerful, then even change other media news. For example: ToI changed the headline of its news on these two people.
http://www.opindia.com/2017/05/times-of-india-changes-headline-to-protect-du-professor-accused-of-helping-maoists/

Do you think, these intellectuals are right and GoI is wrong? There was no criticism by these leftists intellectuals on Maoist violence.

Ravi

Arpit Kanodia said...

Sir,

What do you think about the theory that this ICJ case is all part of deal. Between Govt. of India and civilian Govt. of Pakistan to undermine the Pak Fauj.

Rafale-lover said...

1.You said that India can capture Chicken-neck Area in post-June limited war.But which Area you are hinting towards? Bhimber-Kotli or Kel?

2.Sir what's happening in our country? A professor who is supposed to shape the mindset of youths for serving India is today supporting Maoists. (As said by Mr.Ravi above)

3.Do you think we should IB/RAW should conduct COINTELPRO-type projects in Kashmir?

4.Dr. S. Swamy said that we must close Pakistan Embassy and then take Military action.Do you agree with him?

rad said...

hi prasun

great idea to integrate a pinaka mbrl on to a LST. i presume it is useful for land bombardment only , for anti ship attack it would need some sort of homing device . Coming to think of it, a salvo of 12 rockets on a ship will surely devastate it and the ciws will find it hard to shoot down all of them .very cost effective ie presuming it can get to 60 km near the enemy ship which will launch anti ship missiles against it.?

you are saying the IA was never and will be never used against maosits. But then aren`t we feeding them cannon fodder in the name of crpf jawans??
effectively they are undermining the state! and does it make a difference if it is a man or woman or a pakistani??

send in special forces and wipe them out and the problem is solved rather than pussy footing with these terrorists!your comments



Anonymous said...

@Rafale-lover

Yes India needs to close the Pak embassy. Its then needs to collect all the internet warriors like you and others like this dr. and prepare to cross the LoC, with you and your like leading the charge. The nation wants to see your courage on display and how nationalistic you and your type are? Anyone asking for action must either volunteer themselves or one of their offspring. The other option to go become a gau bhakt. Indians are very good at asking for things when they know they don't have to pay the price.


Long Live Indian Army
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