"Pakistan and J & K - The Real Issue and How India can react to Pak based Terrorism"

Pakistan and J & K - The Real Issue

- and how India can react to Pak based Terrorism

Highlights:

Pakistan’s claims & actions - Support to alleged freedom struggle – the real core reason – encouraging proxy war and incursions - the UN resolution - the Indus Water Treaty - and a pragmatic way to put an end to such conflicts

Quotations for consideration:

  • Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means” – Ronald Regan
  • “… politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed” – Mao Tse Tung
  • “War is an extension of diplomacy by other means” – Carl von Clausewitz
  • “No Government in (Pakistan) had any policy except of fear and hatred of India and till that ceases the future is dark” - Jawaharlal Nehru . Even today, the Pakistan school history books encourage this attitude and entrants into Pakistan Military Forces are made to take an oath for jihad against India.
  • “Borders are scratched across the hearts of men by strangers with a calm, judicial pen, and when the borders bleed we watch with dread the lines of ink across the map turn red” - Marya Mannes .

Key Concepts:

  • “… the best way to resolve a problem is to understand the root conflict, stop seeing such a conflict as being capable of resolution only by compromise. Instead seek to examine the assumptions underlying that conflict and remove or revise them to eliminate the conflict and thus resolve the problem” - Eliyahu M. Goldratt .
  • What Pakistan proclaims as its reasons for demanding J & K are not its real reasons. We need to recognize and deal with its real ‘Core reason’ and not let our self be misled into wasting time and effort addressing other inconsequential  issues.
  • The Geography of the region exposes the truth and shows us an effective way to respond to Pakistan sponsored Terrorism.

The British rulers of India never did really want to allow India its Independence. But when they realized that this was going to be inevitable, especially after World War-II, they sought to delay it for as long as possible. Mainly because India was a major source of revenue for their country and also because of the difficulty of repayment in the after war years, of the balance of payment that was many millions of Pounds in India’s favour due to its wartime contributions.

Their delaying tactic was to encourage and exacerbate all sort of divisions and then blame the Indians themselves for the indecision and thus seek justification to prolong their Rule and gain time to extract more revenues to help settle the dues.

The winds of conflict of Partition therefore began to blow across the Indian Sub Continent even before the Partition actually came into effect, on August 14/15, 1947. These winds fanned the embers of Political ambition and discontent of the Leaders into a conflagration that engulfed the peoples of, the soon to be two

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