Indian agencies are confident that lately Pakistan's ability to "manage affairs in Kashmir campaign" has failed to evoke confidence in the international public opinion and Islamabad is almost turning into a regional pariah in the comity of nations.
As a result, they say, Pakistan is being subjected to growing hostility from even countries like Afghanistan and Bangladesh, while it's established friends have offered only lip-service and stereotype assistance.
This has to do the the timing of the surgical strikes by India.
Thus the 'Surgical strikes' came within hours Nawaz Sharif held strategy meet on Kashmir on September 28, Wednesday. Even as the meticulous manner the 'special forces' of Indian army conducted the surgical strikes against terror launch pads in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (PoK), those in the know of things say the credit for the successful assault should also go to intelligence agencies and other security forces.
It was sheer "efficiency" of Indian security agencies that army could conduct the surgical strikes within hours Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a strategic meet with his close aides to discuss Kashmir issue and Islamabad response to New Delhi.
"It was not only a well coordinated operation by security forces and army but various intelligence gathering mechanism also did play their part. All proved to be very useful," an insider says.
In fact, hours before the first formal clearance was obtained from the army head quarter and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday, there were inputs that a high-level meeting Pakistani political, civil and military establishments were trying to coordinate and carry out some "nefarious designs".
"There was intelligence input that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a meeting with the likes of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif, National Security Adviser retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua, Director General Military Operations Maj Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza and army and ISI officials were planning something big," the source said.
Sharif had also assured the gathering that notwithstanding "threats" from Indian leadership, Pakistan will "continue" to extend the moral and strategic support to Kashmiris.
In fact, Sharif had also instructed National Security Adviser Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua and Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhary to take necessary steps on lobbying for Pakistani point of view on Kashmir with the Arab world and other friendly nations.
Indian government assessment has been that during last 10 days or so, the Pakistani politically leadership had started feeling the heat or impact of "diplomatic offensive" pursued by New Delhi following the Uri terror strike on the army camp.
The high-level meeting presided over Sharif also "reviewed and expressed satisfaction over the Pakistani military’s preparedness" vis-a-vis actions along the Line of Control.
However, sources say the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in a crucial meeting with senior Border Security Force
officials on Tuesday was briefed about their side of the information.
Singh was categorical in directing the top BSF brass that he would prefer "zero or reduced infiltration" and directed them to revamp security and border guarding along the borders.
--These surgical strikes have raised many eye brows and raised a few questions. Some of them are essential ones and need to be looked into in right perspective.