- By Sajjad Shaukat
India had already started the undeclared war against Pakistan, which has been accelerated after the leader of the ruling party BJP Narendra Modi became Prime Minister of India. This war includes all the tactics of psychological warfare, propaganda and secret operations against Pakistan.
In this regard, while addressing a ceremony during his Bangladesh tour, Indian Prime Minister Modi openly stated on June 7, 2015 that Indian forces helped Mukti Bahini (terrorists) to turn East Pakistan into Bangladesh. He elaborated that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had played an active role in separating Bangladesh from Pakistan, and he had also come to Delhi in 1971 to participate in the Satyagraha Movement, launched by Jana Sangh as a volunteer to garner support for the Mukti Bahini members.
During his address on the Independence Day of India on August 15, 2016, Modi went aggressively further in a diatribe against Pakistan by claiming that people of Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir are thankful to home for raising voice for their suppressed rights.
In fact, in wake of continued siege and prolonged curfew, Indian security forces have martyred more than 80 innocent persons who have been protesting since July 8, 2016 against the martyrdom of the young Kashmir leader Burhan Wani by the Indian security forces in the Indian-held Kashmir. Without caring for severe criticism all over the world and even within his own country and especially in Pakistan, BJP-led Modi’s extremist policies continue unabated.
As growing frustration in the Indian-occupied Kashmir situation brings more pressure on BJP- led Indian government, Modi has chosen offensive Psychological Operations against Pakistan. It is being manifested through all tools of Non Kinetic Warfare (NKW), mainly media and diplomacy. Since Indian NKW apparatus is quite effective within and outside India, Pakistan must expect this tirade to gain momentum in coming days.
Since New Delhi is trying to internationalize the fabricated issues of Balochistan, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir (AK), Pakistan’s government and media need to counter the Indian anti-Pakistan moves and to develop a response at international level as well. They must point out that Indian tirade in Balochistan is violation of UN charter and an outright non sense.
As part of the undeclared war against Pakistan, American CIA, Indian RAW and Israeli Mossad want to obtain the clandestine aims of their countries, particularly by sabotaging China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). In this respect, a deadly suicide bomber in Quetta-the provincial capital of Pakistan killed at least 74 people on August 8, 2016 in an attack at the government-run Civil Hospital was part of the scheme. However, especially, the US and India are playing double game with Islamabad.
In this context, based in Afghanistan, operatives of CIA, Mossad and RAW which are well-penetrated in the Islamic State group (Also known as Daesh, ISIS, ISIL) the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and their affiliated Taliban groups are using their terrorists to destabilize Tibetan regions of China, Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan and Pakistan’s Balochistan province by arranging the subversive activities. As part of the double game, these foreign agencies are also in connivance with the Afghan intelligence agency-Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) and have arranged various acts of terrorism inflicting harm to Pakistan, especially Balochistan.
As regards Balochistan, every Pakistani knows that separatist groups like the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA), and their affiliated outfits, including Jundollah (God’s soldiers), Lashkar-i-Janghvi which have been creating unrest in the Balochistan get logistic support from RAW and Mossad with the tactical assistance of CIA. In the recent years, these terrorist outfits massacred many persons through suicide attacks, bomb blasts, targeted killings and sectarian violence. In the recent past, these externally-supported insurgent groups kidnapped and killed many Chinese and Iranian nationals in Pakistan including Iranian diplomats. They have claimed responsibility for a number of terror assaults, including those on Shias in Balochsitan and Iranian Sistan-Baluchistan.
It is of particular attention that arrest of the Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav in Balochistan has exposed Indian undeclared war against Pakistan. While addressing a joint press conference with Federal Minister for Information Pervaiz Rasheed, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lt. Gen. Asim Saleem Bajwa said on March 29, 2016, “Kulbushan Yadav’s arrest is a rare case that does not happen very often.” He disclosed that Yadav was an active officer of the Indian Navy prior to his joining RAW. He also served as a scrap dealer and had a jewelry business in Chahbahar, Iran, after he joined RAW in 2013.
A video was also shown during the press conference in which Yadav confessed that he spied for India.Yadav admitted that he was assigned with the task to create unrest in Karachi and Balolchitan by stating, “I supported the individuals who worked to destabilize Pakistan…I promoted the criminal mindset that was there in Balochistan.” Another task assigned to him was to target the Gwadar Port. Yadav also confessed—funding Baloch separatists along with other terrorists. During investigation, RAW agent Yadav admitted that during his stay, he contacted various Baloch separatist leaders and insurgents, including Dr Allah Nazar Baloch, to execute the task to damage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.
Regarding Indian inteference in Pakistan, a website the “www.theworldbeast.com” has also published a number of articles.
However, Pakistan’s future lies in a happy and prosperous Balochistan and CPEC would be a game changer in the region. Various projects within Balochistan soil will get boost as a result of CPEC. India is actually working against interests and the future of people of Balochistan.
Balochistan has made tremendous progress in last three decades and is opening up through infrastructural developments and major industrial projects. Gwadar Deep sea port, Kasa Marble, Chamalang Coal Mines, Sandak Gold Copper mines, Coastal Highway to Gwadar, Quetta-Gawadar Road etc. have placed Gwadar on a path of strategic development.
Pakistan Army has made tremendous contributions for Balochistan in shape of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and National Logistic Cell (NLC). The country is paying due attention to human resource development in Balochistan with active participation of the Army, Navy and Air Force. These include Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Quetta, Medical College, and host of new Cadet Colleges like Sui, Ormara, Gwadar Technical Institute, Frontier Constabulary (FC) Public schools, Balochistan University of Information, Science and technology (BUITMS), BITE etc. Baloch officers are joining Pakistan Defence forces in large numbers.
Despite RAWs effort to sabotage Balochistan’s peace through the Quetta blast, recent celebration of the Independence Day across all areas within Balochistan province is a clear manifestation of the fact that Baloch people are with Pakistan.
Within Baloch population only, few angry brothers, which are as less as 2500 are part of the so- called separatist groups like BLA and BRA, That is not even 02% of entire population of Balochistan.
It is noteworthy that the Baloch separatist leader Brahamdagh Bugti is being backed by the above mentioned foreign countries. Some online reports say that there are indicators that Bollywood would make a Blockbuster on Nawab Akbar Bugti, this could have major consequences for war of perception within Pakistan.
At this crucial hour, Pakistan must counter India’s undeclared war. Time has come to ruthlessly curb Indian media ingress within Pakistan. Islamabad can start ban Bollywood in Pakistan, ban Indian advertisements and ban cultural exchanges within Indian and Pakistani academia.
Besides, Sikh diaspora across the globe is gearing up for a referendum on Khalistan and has even approached Pakistani friends to help them build a case for Independent Khalistan. Pakistan could develop enhanced focus through all tools of NKW. There have been encouraging statements by Sikh leadership within and outside Indian Punjab, which need to be focused.
Apart from Kashmir, these topics could cover major movements of secession and independence within India. Pakistan’s top officials and media could focus on Naxalites, Bodos, Nagas, ULFA ultras, Gorkhas etc. operating across Indian Eastern Seaboard and Seven Sisters. Indian North South fault line also needs to be exposed. Entire Hindu caste system and plight of religious minorities like Dalits and Christians also require concentration.
While, 350 million Dalits are suffering at the hands of Brahmin Raj, BJP’s militant wings like Shiv Sena and RSS have made the life of Dalits and Muslims as a hell hole and Dalits within India have started collaborating on issue of human rights and also raised their voice in international forums. Time has come for “Dalitstan” as an independent entity.
History of Indian hegemony in South Asia is also of particular attention. India absorbed Sikkim (60s), fought with China (62), Bhutan was made nominally independent, Nepal was and is being exploited, Sri Lanka was invaded and subjected through Tamil Terror, and even Maldives was not spared. Despite the so-called India-Bangladesh brotherhood, 70% Bangladeshis detest Indian intervention; Farrakha Barrage is a case in point. Pakistan is the only country in South Asia which gives a ray of hope to other regional countries against Indian hegemony.
With longest un-demarcated border in the world (4000 kms) between India and China, it is a powder keg waiting for explosion. New Delhi has already sided with the US, Japan and Australia in building up the Asia Pivot against China and Russian Federation, why should India be tolerated in the association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) when it is working against two of its major partners.
Nevertheless, despite the ingress of Shining Indian themes in western world and Middle East, India’s growing population is considered as a threat. Some research needs to be done to highlight why Indians are not considered for US visa lottery and why Australia is shy of Indians.
Some online sources have disclosed that there is a RAW-NDS-ISIS-TTP nexus which is also linked with terrorism within Afghanistan to create further unrest in the war-torn country, so that India could continue fulfilling sinister designs against Pakistan and Iran. And Indian attempt to raise the case for free Balochistan will give a fillip to Iranian Sistan-Balochistan as well. This is what the anti-Pakistan and anti-Iran CIA, Mossad and especially RAW want.