IT was good to see the Foreign Minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, finally realising the need to take up the issue of India's involvement in terrorism within Pakistan and conceding that enough substantive evidence exists to this effect. His statement came at a time when Pakistan and India exchanged fire across the LOC. India has been targeting Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir and IHK marked twenty years of struggle which broke out in 1989 and has been sustained by the indigenous Kashmir people at the cost of thousands dead and disappeared at the hands of Indian Occupying forces. Meanwhile, India's aggressive intentions in the region have been increasingly visible for some time now, with Pakistan as the main target. It is not just Indian involvement in Balochistan and FATA through Afghanistan that has become a source of instability for the region in general and for Pakistan in particular. India's RAW has also been intervening clandestinely within Pakistan's domestic political space for decades now and funding a campaign against projects designed to improve Pakistan's capacity in fields like agriculture - as in the case of the Kalabagh Dam. At the same time, to further undermine our agricultural potential and development, India has been contravening the Indus Waters Treaty with a regularity that suggests India's complete disregard for international commitments and international law. Indian actions on the waters issue now threaten Pakistan with a water crisis as India has not only continued with illegal construction of dams but also blocked off water from the Chenab river. In recent times we are seeing India's opportunistic targeting of Pakistan's nuclear capability with a concerted propaganda campaign in the West. At the same time India continues to test more missiles and move forward on a vast nuclear arms accumulation programme, aided by the US and Russia in complete contravention of their NPT obligations. India is desperate to acquire major player status in the region and globally but is not succeeding too well on that count, especially in terms of its desire to get a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. But then India's human rights record is murky to say the least. It has gone against UNSC resolutions on Kashmir and continues to deny the Kashmiri people their basic right of self-determination enshrined in the UN Charter as well as UNSC resolutions on Kashmir. It continues to oppress the Kashmiris with draconian laws and military occupation. In fact, over the years India has become an increasingly militarised state, building up its nuclear and conventional arsenals. While China is often cited as the raison d'etre for all this arms accumulation, on the ground the bulk of the forces and hardware are deployed against Pakistan. India has to realise that unless it behaves like a responsible power committed to conflict resolution with its neighbours, it cannot move either in its region or beyond as a major player.