Islamabad - Foreign policy experts Thursday cautioned the government of implications of the shift of Indian nuclear doctrine on Pakistan with Prime Minister Modi in power.

This was gist of the daylong seminar on “India’s Aggressive Posture and Dangers of Escalation” organised by Strategic Vision Institute (SVI), Islamabad on Thursday.

Welcoming the guests SVI Chairperson Ross Masood Hussain said that the topic was very timely and definitely is the need of the hour.  He said there are number of controversies associated with Prime Minister Modi in which Gujrat controversy is the most prominent when he was the chief minister of Gujarat.

He said the contemporary developments which are occurring due to the aggression of BJP most likely will be proved dangerous and sinister for Indo-Pak relations.

Dr Zafar Iqbal Cheema, President/Executive Director, SVI said that currently is no immediate threat to Pakistan; the purpose of this seminar is to discuss what he said implications for Pakistan by Modi’s aggressive policy. He also said that BJP’s government is changing its nuclear doctrine and what kind of challenges are probably coming to Pakistan due to this doctrinal shift.

Dr Zafar was the first speaker and spoke on the topic “dangers of conventional escalation.” He shed light on the concept of escalation that why escalation occurs and actually what is the escalation?

In his opinion escalation most of the time occurs by the virtue of threat perception whereas threat perception can be taken as the environmental condition. He emphasized that danger will prevail between both rival states until Kashmir issue was resolved.

He was also of the view that international pressure should always be there for the resolution of adversary states but it must be in positive direction.  He also highlighted that election manifesto of BJP was that they will dismantle the article 370 from the constitution.  Dr Zafar Nawaz Jaspal while addressing the seminar applauded that the topic is very timely. He said that the Prime Minister of Pakistan India could meet in Katmandu during SAARC conference. He critically illustrated Modi’s treatment that India would like to write a new chapter of bilateral relations. BJP opposed the meeting of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Manmohon Sing which took place shortly before the BJP’s coming into the power. Dr Jaspal also mentioned the BJP’s statement that talk and terror could not go together.