I grew up in an era where the relations between India and Pakistan were low,the people of Pakistan whom I knew were the members of the Pakistan cricket team.I never knew about the wars which had taken place between India and Pakistan before Kargil.(the previous wars being-The war of 1947 and 1965(Kashmir wars).The Indians who grew up in the decade of 1990-2000 will know how important a match is between India and Pakistan,how can we forget the match between India V/S Pakistan during the 1996 world cup in Bangalore,How can we forget the over of Waqar Younis which Ajay Jadeja whacked all around the park with his gifted willow and how can we forget Aamir Sohail ,who whacked the previous ball for a boundary and gestured at Venkatesh Prasad with his bat the next ball will go in the direction of cover for a six only to see his off stump flying around .Such was the intensity of the match that the whole of Bangalore was deserted after 14:00hrs,in fact our school was suspended @ 13:45hrs,so that we could be part of a historic match.The celebrations began @ 23.30 when India won,a sound which thudded and made me curious if a gas cylinder bursted in my neighbour’s house,but it was a cracker shouted my mom who was outside.The very fact that goosebumps arouse in me when I type , speaks volumes about this epic match.
My memory goes back to 1999 ,it was the beginning of the academic year CLASS VIII and I was part of the peace march which took place from our school and which culminated near the GANDHI statue ,MG ROAD,Bangalore.Holding a placard which conveyed “WE WANT PEACE”,I wasn’t sure whose fault was it which led to a war.I wasn’t told by my teachers that it was the fault of Pakistan Army who disguised themselves in the form of Kashmiri militants who infiltrated into India occupied Kashmir,was I told about the facts I wouldn’t have touched the placard.It was the last cricket world cup of the 19th century,another epic match took place between India and Pakistan which took place amidst Kargil war in United Kingdom.The soldiers of both sides would have plugged into their transistors even while fighting to keep themselves motivated when every wicket falls or a four/six been hit by their national heroes.The cinema halls in India stopped screening the movies and started showing the match and you could feel the patriotism which was traveling like a virus from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.The match had another record,it had the highest no of viewers glued to their televisions till date.
When I look back at the facts of Kargil war,we could have blocked the LOC (Line of control) ,which would have resulted in cutting the supply of arms and ammunition for the disguised Pakistan jihadi military force.We didn’t do that because we always kept up our word and promise.It came as a shock for us ,because our former PM Vajpyee went on a historical bus visit to Pakistan three weeks before the Kargil war took place,wherein the whole world welcomed this peace process.With respect to Kashmir issue ,I have a simple answer,before the separation of the so called MUSLIM NATION which later came to be known as PAKISTAN,they were a part of us.I can make an assumption from the above statement which in fact acts as a premise with the conclusion being Kashmir belongs to India.The Valley will be a part of India and nobody can stop India from protecting it.People from POK are being motivated by the so called institutions of Pakistan .They have attacked Indian cities which resembles India’s prosperity and will continue to attack unless we strengthen our internal security.
Come to the eastern side of India,another troubling neighbour, CHINA,who is worried about India’s growing presence in South East Asia and the world.The Indo-China war which was due to the fact that China claiming that Arunachal Pradesh belongs to China,infact very recently the Chinese newspaper carried an article which said that Arunachal Pradesh belongs to China,and we had some diplomatic dialogues flying past the border a couple of months ago.The Chinese are very much worried about the growing presence of India and the relationship the Indians are very much enjoying with UNCLE SAM.They want to suppress us in the region so that the whole world can look up to China in South East Asia.Last week an article carried in the Chinese mouthpiece on Mumbai terror attacks,which stated the terrorists where from within India and not from Pakistan,giving Pakistan a breather saying we are there for you and strengthening their border with Pakistan so that no terrorists from Pakistan can attack them,I have an adjective for them ,”THE CUNNING CHINESE”.The world could see the Chinese worried, when India entered into a civilian nuclear agreement with UNCLE SAM,objecting it at Vienna.
Although India helped in the creation of Bangladesh(erstwhile known as East Pakistan) which had differences with the West Pakistan(now Pakistan).They are helping Pakistan in the name of religion and attacking India.Indians have given too much space to Bangladesh,the reason why India is not taking strong action against Bangladesh is because India is worried about situation where Pakistan will take advantage.
Down South,Sri Lanka is fighting the LTTE to take control of their country.The problem here is people from Tamil Nadu are supporting for the cause of Tamil.There are many instances where India has been under fire for supporting them.Especially the politicians of Tamil Nadu who are very much supportive of LTTE.Sri Lankan Government believes in close relationship with India which is a very good gesture.They are not worried about their relationship with India as long as India doesn’t interfere in protecting their country.
Why is UNCLE SAM(USA) tilting towards India even though they are an ally of Pakistan,they know Pakistan Army and ISI will anyway help in protecting the terrorists(AL-Qeda and Taliban) who will move inside Pakistan in another couple of years with the help of Pakistan Army and ISI,they need a launching pad to kill these terrorists before another attack in the US,so they need India’s territory and support to root out terrorism.Uncle SAM knows that the funds for the Pakistan Army are being used to strengthen their western borders against India.Uncle SAM is in a tricky situation right now,it will need India’s help in another couple of years,so Uncle SAM has already conveyed an indirect message to India, which will keep Pakistan worried.
All these things wouldn’t have been posted ,had the Mumbai attacks not taken place.We know Uncle SAM needs India’s support not only with respect to Military but also economically.They know India’s presence in the future as India will call all the shots in the future with respect to the world.I wouldn’t be surprised if an Indian descendant becomes the president of USA.
India needs to tighten its internal security,setting up of FIA(Federal Investigation Agency) with no political influence and lot of powers vested with them and to take any call they would like to irrespective of any state,(although Police is be a state subject in india).The left is already up with its plan to oppose any centralization of power,as they believe each state can call its own shots.
My next post will focus on Internal security for which I need to give a lot of thought process and facts.