Hindus nation has a peculiar, complex mentality. Intolerance and bias are the hallmark of Hindu culture. Today’s India is an artificial paradigm of democracy, so secularism and non-violence. They are obsessed with mindset of regional hegemony that compels them towards non acceptance of partitions and so the very existence of Pakistan. At the root of all this is the great historical and psychological suspicion of Indian leadership, who failed to offload this misgiving towards Pakistan over the course of time. And the result is now obvious; countless lost opportunities during the last seven decades and perpetual economic miseries for about 1.5 billion inhabitants living in both the countries. The ceasefire agreement reached between India and Pakistan in November 2003 is now unrecognisable, with firing growing steadily since late 2012 till date.

Islamabad claims Indian forces have committed 37 and 24 unprovoked ceasefire violations on the LoC and the Working Boundary in July and August respectively. The violation of the ceasefire agreement has also led to loss of civilian casualties as well as to the properties of local inhabitants. These rising tensions make crisis management more difficult and increase the risk of a conflict with nuclear dimensions.

Surprisingly, the mien of occurrences reminds one the war of 1965 when India in a same demeanour violated all the international laws and imposed a brute war against Pakistan. Earlier a high-level huddle of the top military commanders at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi also warned India not to resort to any ‘misadventure’ against Pakistan. The stern warning from the top brass came hours after Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore warned that Indian strikes in Myanmar were a message to all countries, including Pakistan and groups harboring ‘terror intent’ that India would strike at the ‘place and at a time’ of its choosing. Taking strong exception to a series of threats from India, formation commanders’ conference presided over by Army Chief General Raheel Sharif made it clear that Pakistan was ready to shoot down Indian ‘designs’ and defend the territorial integrity.

Analysts say India wants to take over and control Pakistan just like Nepal and Bhutan. It desires to make Pakistan acknowledge her stipulations and dictation on trade to Afghan trade route; in order to pressurise Pakistan to accept Hindu slavery India is utilising propaganda on the international level and terrorists in Waziristan, Baluchistan and Karachi as double edged sword. But our enemy is perhaps unaware of the fact that all his tactfulness has gone in vain as the comprehensive military operation Zarb-e-Azb is under way that has set innovative hallmarks of success in north of country flushing the Indian condescended terrorists out of the country. The morale of the forces is very high and they are amply charged and full of national enthusiasm. This time an element of surprise may stun the aggressors as the forces have been through the worst of what we say a conventional warfare.

AMNA MALIK,

Islamabad, September 5.