Modi’s belligerence against Pakistan

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607 ceasefire violations occur in 2 years;India may now go for big offensive

Zahid Chaudhary

Islamabad—Ever since taking oath of office as the Prime Minister of India back in 2014, Narendra Modi and his cabinet has not only resorted to verbal onslaught on Pakistan with the aim to malign it internationally, New Delhi junta has also kept the temperature sizzling at the Line of Control and the Working Boundary with frequent ceasefire violations.
According to details available with this paper, the Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firings on the LOC and WB 315 times in 2014 which claimed the lives of 18 people and caused injuries to 74 others.
In 2015, India violated the ceasefire agreement 248 times which killed thirty nine people and injured over 150 others. While for this year so far, the Indian side has committed 44 violations.
According to officials, these ceasefire violations and the venom that the Indian leaders keep spitting time and again against Pakistan is enough a proof of their hostility towards the country.
It is worth mentioning that during these periods both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian PM Narendra Modi met several times on the sidelines of international forums and conferences. At the Ufa, Russia, the two sides also agreed to move forward their relationship and then at the Heart of Asia conference in Islamabad last year, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Pakistan and both sides agreed to move towards the comprehensive talks on all issues. However, India again back tracked from its commitment, this time, on the pretext of Pathankot incident.
The official said that India carries out ceasefire violations as well as attacks happen in its territory whenever any special international event is in the offing. They said that the recent attack in Uri- of which India has accused Pakistan without any investigation – is also an attempt to malign Pakistan as the world leaders are gathering in New York to address the annual session of the UN General Assembly.
Sources said that India is resorting to multi pronged belligerence policy to keep Pakistan under pressure and hurt its interests with the only aim to isolate it at the international level.
According to the Indian media, the Indian army has reportedly resolved to use concentrated artillery barrages and sniping operations and has formally requested the Modi government to consider “limited but punitive” cross-border strikes. Following the Uri attack, Army contingents along the Line of Control (LoC) and forward IAF airbases on the western front have been put on “full alert”, Indian media quoted sources said.
Talking to this correspondent, Pakistani defence and foreign policy experts said that Pakistan also needs to pursue an aggressive policy and expose the real face of India at the world platforms.