Thursday, September 29, 2016

Surgical Strikes: Namo's 56-inch show and Importance of Timing

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.
The Conclave!
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.

##### I wrote this in June 2015......after Myanmar venture of Indian army! And its all seem relevant.
-------------"Modi is working on a different kind of engagement. He wants to negotiate with Pakistan from a position of strength possibly on all fronts. That is why Prime Minister wants India to be
friendly to China, US and Russia and also BRICS and European nations. He also wants to isolate isolate Pakistan in SAARC and then say Mr Sharif 'let's talk'. Certainly, the plan sounds took bookish. It's tough and ambitious.

Journey of a loner: Narendra Modi

His admirers say Modi has always challenged the concept of ‘status quoist’, a feature hailed in Indian polity and banked on certain ‘out-of-box’ thinking and actions. By surgical strikes has made a superb lethal combination of nationalism, diplomacy and a good geo-strategist!!
Narendra Modi has been a true loner even post 2014 when he led his party to a grand victory of all-time!!! 
Considered a loner - both in his party and in national politics - he was a steadfast outsider to the 'Delhi club' and had to deal with friends and foes often single-handedly.
"The way I am working is my USP. I don't think till date there is anything wrong in that," Mr Modi had said in March 2013 during a media interaction in New Delhi.
This assertion in reply to a question whether he should have apologised for 2002 anti-Muslim mayhem, that his onetime mentor L K Advani described as a blot, and also cost his party allies, sums up the personality of Modi.
He has truly over the years weathered enough brickbats and political discomfort to emerge as the party’s new mascot.

+++His ''Çongress-mukt' campaign line appealed to the new generation of voters and it is believed that this section voted with a vengeance. They must be happy with today's news.
Many voters across cow-belt states said they would rather prefer a new approach. It is in this context, even Muslim and Dalit voters in known ‘secular’ bastions like Mainpuri (Mulayam Singh Yadav’s fiefdom) stressed on the key factor of performance.
In July 2011, the magazine ‘The Economist’ said rather caustically, “so many things work properly in Gujarat that it hardly feels like India.”
With Sept. 28-29 actions, here’s was a synthesis of hardliner Hindu chauvinism and development --- along with a government now backing Indian army.......– the legacy called ‘Moditva’ he has created and nurtured so well.
Correction Time

Post surgical strikes, the debate now is whether Modi played a very calculative game...First creation of global opinion , UN, then SAARC , 

On a different plane, here I share something told umpteen times.

Much to the chagrin of Congress camp, Home Minister Rajnath Singh readout four poetic lines in Lok Sabha last year to strengthen his argument on Congress’s flawed foreign policy especially towards Pakistan and suggested that such policy often turned India’s achievements into failures.

"Chin chheen desh ka gulab le gaya
Tashkent mein desh ka lal so gaya 
yeh sulah ki shakal ko sawar-te-rahe
jeetne ke baad baazi hartey rahe
(China has taken away a key part of motherland,
In Tashkent we lost a great son of India;
They kept on embracing the pretensions of friendship
For every battle we won, they (Congress) seemed to turn these into defeats.)

Do we get the big picture?


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