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Anti-Pakistanism: Has India Gone On The Back Foot Now?

19 April 2016

By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

Anyone who knows Indian mindset and watches the cruelly structured anti-Muslim debates in r Indian TV channels, ill-focused on Muslims, Islam and Pakistan, would not reply positively. India where Hindutva has taken deep roots thinks to Congress misrule for years since independence in 1947 is incapable of changing its fanatic mindset.

Anti-Pakistanism has been the lifeline of Indian government and strategic community for decades. In recent weeks, however, the tone of Indian criticism of Pakistan appears to be slowed down after the visit of Pakistani investigative team to India following the Pathankot terror attack.

Anti-Pakistanism has been the key driving force of Indian foreign policy since its Independence in 1947 and precisely this 'philosophy', rather than anti-0Kashmirism, is responsible for Indian military terrorism in Kashmir, killing thousands of Kashmiri Muslims, as freely as jungle vultures do.

India's objectives in supporting all efforts by any sources to destabilize Pakistan, including USA and NATO are widely known. New Delhi has been striving to isolate Pakistan in the region and internationally by projecting it as a terrorist country, exporting terror across the globe. Obviously, India thought world would believe what it tells them.

All strenuous efforts of India to isolate Pakistan have eventually resulted in at least one achievement. USA, a staunch supporter of Islamabad for obvious reasons has diluted its policy for Pakistan and South Asia region and refocused the policy on now targeting China through its 'Asia pivot' with Indian support as Pakistan does not oppose its 'rock ally' China providing economic sustenance and Pakistan would not join USA in targeting its ally china. Pakistani position has emboldened Washington to bully Islamabad by stepping up 'strategic alliance' with India, though it does not in any way support Indian's big ambitions like vet handle to jointly control and bully the humanity.

Indian economic clout today is owed to Soviet Russia which as part of promoting non-capitalist economies worldwide against the then dominant capitalist economies promoted by USA and Europe, helped India overcome economic hardships and develop industries and innovative techniques in boosting agricultural sector as well. Today Moscow has a reason to worry that India that converted Russia sponsored state economy into corporate one in a step by step manner, is seen in every anti-Russia capital in the West to procure terror goods for its arms depots. India has emerged a military buyer of American and Israeli terror goods. Since New Delhi is pumping a lot of cash into Washington, the US president Obama also does not consider Pakistan a lucrative ally. And, Washington keeps asking Islamabad to 'do more'. Funny thing!

One of the outcomes of strategic alliance offered by New Delhi Is that USA no more actively supports Pakistani cause for Kashmir, leaving Kashmiris to the military fancies of India, killing Muslims in fake encounters and burring the dead bodies in secret places.

Horror! Indian solders love to consume Muslim blood profusely and Indian state and media lords glorify the military terrorism in Kashmir valley. China, now 'owning' a part of Kashmir as a gift from Pakistan obviously supports Pakistani cause of Kashmir.

Indian double speak on its china relations is also known. Days after New Delhi cancelled the visa granted to Uyghur political leader Dolkun Isa, media reports suggest that the Indian government has cancelled the visas of two prominent activists who were supposed to travel to Dharamsala to attend a high-profile meeting of Chinese dissidents and exiled leaders. Lu Jinghua, a prominent Tienanmen activist and Ray Wong, a Hong Kong based activist have claimed that their electronic visas were found to have been cancelled. After making fun of china by issues electronic visa to Chinese Muslims, India has developed cold feet and cancelled the visa issued. India ill treating Muslims in India and Kashmir cannot have any special love for Chinese Muslims, after all. India simply can't so openly antagonize China, a veto member.

Indian government and media have focused on dividing Pakistan and its friendly nations so that India could freely dictate its terms to Islamabad. New Delhi believes continuous focus on the matter can unsettle Pakistan in due course.

India's strenuous efforts for years to target its nuclear neighbor Pakistan on terrorism issue by claiming to be a top terror victim have not succeeded the way New Delhi sought and expected. Now it appears Pakistan is the real terror victim. The more forcefully India argued and blamed Pakistan as a terror state causing terror attacks in India, the more it has been exposed as the nation promoting terrorism in the region. India sought close ties with big powers with veto facility to advance its global interests and terror victim syndrome suited India the best.

The famous Sept-11 hoax engineered by anti-Islamic forces in USA had come as a perfect occasion for India, like many other nations like Russia seeking US favors, to join anti-terrorism drive across the globe.

Claiming to be a noted terror victim, India has been on overdrives in peddling narratives to malign Pakistan, claiming it s terrorist nation and asking UN and USA to declare Pakistan as such. India, when joined by its new strategic partner USA, increased its status of being an ally of USA, the big terror victim and an ally to fighting terror together.

Even while facing threat from India, Pakistan has continued to play an active role in the Heart of Asia Istanbul Process since its inception in 2011. The Heart of Asia Istanbul Process is a platform to discuss regional issues, including security, economic cooperation and connectivity among Afghanistan, its neighbours and regional countries with a view to promote lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

The terror attack on Pathankot in Punjab seems to have exposed Indian hidden terror agenda to destabilize its neighbors, particularly Pakistan.

Last week, Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit confirmed that all outstanding issues, including the Jammu Kashmir dispute were discussed during the meeting between Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhary and his Indian counterpart Jaishankar. Both foreign secretaries met at South Block New Delhi recently on the sidelines of the 'Heart of Asia-Istanbul process' conference. Earlier, Chaudhary was received by Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Basit upon his arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport with a full but mischievous smile.

The meeting provided a useful opportunity to exchange views on recent developments in bilateral context. In line with our Prime Minister Sharif's vision of peaceful neighborhood, the Foreign Secretary underscored Pakistan's commitment to have friendly relations with all its neighbours, including India,'' Basit said in a statement. The Foreign Secretary emphasized that Kashmir remains the core issue that requires a just solution, in accordance with UNSC resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people,'' he added. (The foreign ministers of India and Pakistan had met in November last year during the SAARC summit in Nepal. The talks between the two sides, however, suffered a setback post the January 2 'terror attack' on the Pathankot airforce base).

The Pathankot attack has split Congress and BJP the major shareholders of Indian politics and secret agendas of the state, especially concerning Islam, Muslims and Pakistan and Bangladesh. Congress raised the Pathankot terror attack issue in the Lok Sabha and advised the Narendra Modi government to negotiate with Pakistan from a position of ''strength'' and not ''emotions''. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan allowed Jyotiraditya Scindia (Congress) to raise the Pathankot issue with a rider that it would not be politicized. Amid opposition by BJP treasury benches feeling threatened by its own doublespeak, Scindia recalled that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) from Pakistan had a member from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Quoting a Pakistani media report, he said the JIT told the government there that ''a drama was staged'' to malign Pakistan and the Indian authorities did not cooperate with the team.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu urged the Speaker to expunge Scindia's remarks against the BJP government. BJP government does not want the world, especially the USA and EU, to peep into the secret terror agenda of India, ill focused on Muslims, including its own Muslim employees.

India has a new worry. It used to say that Pakistan perpetrates terror attacks on Indian soil. Now Pakistan has evidence to show to the contrary that Pakistan is the target of Indian terror experiments. The abduction of the Indian national Commander (retired) Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistani military has also exposed Indian agenda. Indian spy admitted RAW destabilizing Pakistan and Jadhav's confession is a solid proof of Indian state sponsored terror. Pakistan does not even spare Iran, in that it accuses Jadhav of carrying an Iranian visa and use its territory to destabilize Pakistan in the garb of business activities.

Significantly, the unfolding of the arrest coincides with the visit of the Pakistani members as part of the Joint Investigation Team to probe the attack on Pathankot airbase allegedly by jihadis owing allegiance to Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The release of Jadhav's confessional video coincided with the visit of the Iranian President Rouhani to Pakistan. The Pakistani media and the officialdom touted that use of Iranian soil by India for destabilizing Pakistan was vigorously discussed during the interlocution with the visiting Iranian President.

The sinister opportunity of using Pathankot attack to blast Pakistan and coerce USA to end its alliance with Pakistan did not work as Washington, the largest terror operator on earth, knows what is happening in India but refrains from exposing India for fear of losing Indian money bags. With regard to Pathankot probe, Indian duplicity stands naked before the world.
When China at the UN vetoed India's proposal to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar whom India calls the 'mastermind' of Pathankot attack, India became furious. Indian side says it is now becoming increasingly clear that Pakistan acquiesced to joint investigation under American pressure.

India seems to be concerned about the Pakistani predicament over Saudi-Iran conflictual situation since it gets economic support from both. India say it is evident that Pakistan tried to target both India and Iran with one salvo.

Senge Hasnan, the Director of Gilgit-Baltisan National Congress, says: ''It is not an issue of India but an issue of Pakistan adjusting itself between Saudi Arabia and Iran's developing strategic conflict.'' Senge further added that the Jadhav affair was a way to 'embarrass' Iran and build pressure at a time when Pakistan has to choose a side between Saudi Arabia and Iran.'

As an Islamic nation Pakistan is friendly with both Iran and Saudi Arabia as it cannot choose between Iran and Saudi Arabia because it has both Sunnis and Shi'as. The nuclear weapons umbilical between Riyadh and Islamabad is well known. In December of 2015, Riyadh announced a coalition of 34 countries to fight terrorism. Reportedly, Saudi Arabia has mooted a NATO like alliance of Islamic countries which by all indications excludes Iran. There are also reports to suggest that Pakistan has been entrusted to develop the proposed alliance.
Riyadh signed economic agreements worth $122 mn with Pakistan, of which $76 mn are grants rather than loans.

This constitutes the largest official assistance provided by Saudi Arabia to Pakistan in last five years. As per some reports the non-official gift could be as much as $1.5 bn in March 2014. Apart from energy imperatives Islamabad's other economic vulnerability vis--vis Riyadh is the 1.5 mn Pakistanis working in Saudi Arabia and their remittances. Hence, the spy in Commander Jadhav has been created to enable Pakistan's military-intelligence establishment to leverage Iran and India with the duplicity it has honed over the years.

The world community has not dismissed spy issue raised by Pakistan but rejected the Indian explanation over Pathankot attack with the disdain it deserves. India says Pakistan has nurtured three types of Taliban i.e. Tehrik Taliban Afghan, Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and euphemistically speaking Tehrik Taliban Pakistan Military (TTPM). The latter in fact is the progenitor of the other two. The Pak Army, given its beholden status to the US, has no option but to follow the diktat, but not without duplicity, as in the case of Osama bin Laden.

Analysts and incorrigible optimists saw a glimmer of hope in Pakistan's unprecedented gesture of quickly admitting the use of its soil in the Pathankot attack as a new strategy to corner India. This hope stemmed from the fact that Pakistan has in recent years been buffeted by pernicious blow back of its jihadi narrative. Centripetal jihadi forces killed Pakistani children in an Army school (APS) in Peshawar, and students in Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In fact, Pakistan is a terror victim. Pakistan, as per Global Terrorism Database prepared by University of Maryland in US, covering the period between 1970 and 2014, has the highest killed in any country (450) in school attacks. There were some 850 attacks on places of learning. The rate of attacks has increased alarmingly in the run up to APS massacre.

All of Pakistan seems to be combusting, thanks to its support for US war on terror, allowing the NATO terrorists to occupy Pakistan and making the Islamic nation a safe haven for terror operations against Pakistanis and Islam. Today the internal threat levels in Pakistan have become so pernicious that the authorities had to embark on a National Action Plan (NAP) to fight 'terror'. Under the plan, military courts have been set up by a constitutional amendment. The military courts have so far awarded 61 death sentences and four life imprisonments. The security map of Pakistan presents a grim picture. Karachi is under the control of Pak Rangers, there is the ongoing Zarb-e-Ajb operation in FATA and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and now the military had to intervene to control the situation in Punjab following the judicial hanging of Mumtaz Qadir, the assassin of Governor Salman Taseer.

It seemed that for sheer survival Pakistan had begun to introspect. Pakistan sees USA and India jointly playing the anti-Pakistani mischief. In February this year, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs cautioned the government against giving support to armed struggle in Kashmir and confined itself to moral and diplomatic support. But the Chinese refusal to impose sanctions against Jaish-e-Mohammad and its chief Maulana Masood Azhar has belied all such hopes.

Strangely, Indian strategic community feels sympathetic towards China falling what it calls ''a victim of unrelenting jihadi terror from Uighur Muslims'', went against the other 14 members of the Security Council is a reflection of the emerging China-Pakistan axis that the world and particularly India, in the two-front context, will have to deal with.

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is o worrying New Delhi, as it is generating new dynamics, crippling India's anti-{Pakistan efforts. Baluchistan and Kashmir are critical to this corridor. India worries that the envisaged Chinese strategic ingress in Baluchistan is bound to upset Iran given that Baluchi straddle the Pak-Iran border for approximately 900 km. The Baluch-Brahui culture is common to Baluchistan of Pakistan and Baluchistan of Iran just as the Afghan-Pushto culture transcends the Durand Line separating Afghanistan and Pakistan. This is vulnerability for Pakistan. The Pakistan part of Baluchistan has been smoldering since at least the 70s. It was because of the precarious situation in Baluchistan in 1974 that the Pak Army bounced back to a super power status within the country because the then Prime Minister Zulfikar Bhutto had run out of all options. After the 1971 war, Bhutto to a large extent had circumscribed the military. When asked to deploy in Baluchistan, the Pak military blackmailed to get its numero-uno position. The 989 km long Persian Gulf is critical for Iran as it covers most of the northern coast and serves as the economic life line for the country.

Extra regional powers like the USA and India too have heavy presence in the region. Any kind of Chinese presence, direct or indirect, in Gwadar is certainly not a welcome proposition for India, Iran and other players in the Gulf region.

The Kulbhushan Jadhav episode and the Chinese veto on Masood should thus be appraised in the larger geopolitical context. The desperation to somehow nab an Indian from the Chabahar port or waters to browbeat both India and Iran is now evident. These deceitful tactics or measures only accelerate
India now talks about Pakistan's implosion and Pakistan's eventual disintegration leaving entire Kashmir to India. India wants and expects a situation to arise when the ongoing China-Pakistan economic corridor project splinters because of vivisection of Pakistan.

Nations and civilizations have perished not because of external pressures, but because of implosions. India, targeting Muslims, Kashmiris, does not think it can implode easily. India is loud that Pakistan, which refused to own-up Ajmal Kasab and even its soldiers in Kargil, is now drumming the Indian ownership of Jadhav with his confession.

India presents sources of Pakistan's destabilization. Accordingly, it is not India but the jihadis and their suicide bombers. 'The same suicide bombers, who killed Benazir Bhutto, who killed children in APS, who killed students in Bacha Khan University, who attacked Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, who killed Ismaili Shias, who attacked the ISI headquarters, nuclear establishments, airbase and naval base and more recently who killed innocent people in Iqbal Park in Lahore'.

Indian plan is to get Pakistan out of its Kashmir claims once for all and make it come for 'useful' ties with New Delhi by citing that most attacks in Pakistan and India have been by suicide jihadi teams. India wants a joint war on Muslims in Pakistan and Afghanistan with US-Israeli terror goods.

Jihad, in fact, is not war but guidance for better life for Muslims. Only enemies of Islam can go for war with US-Israeli-Indian terror goods, and destabilize Muslim nations. They can use even Pakistani terror goods for that.

Is India and Iran producing these suicide bombers? India says they are incubating in various madrasas of Pakistan. Over the years, Pakistan has been reduced to such a hell thanks to NATO and India.

Total destruction is staring at Pakistan.


True, anti-Islamism is the root cause of Indian hatred for Pakistan and Kashmir, while Indian corporate as well as other media, ill focusing on Pakistan and Muslims very dutifully defends Indian crimes against humanity in Kashmir and India proper. Kashmiris are forced to face the Indian military tyranny for years now.

In hating Islam and Muslims, India is joined by fellow anti-Islam nations, mainly Israel which targets the Palestinian people for blood and land, moving very fast to strike military and deals for high precision terror goods to India fighting a freedom struggle in Kashmir.

Apart from the known features like state sponsored terrorism, terror nukes, and hatred for Islam and Muslims, there is one another important factor that binds strategic military allies India and Israel: both Indian and Israeli military experts have a little knowledge about Holy Quran and they readily misuse and misquote the Holy Book to suit their sinister arguments.
Like Indian state encouragement and promotion of Hindutva moorings, Israeli state promotes Zionist crimes against Palestinians.

Obviously, China's blocking Indian effort to malign Pakistan by its failed UN move has created a sort of panic situation in strategic community in New Delhi, ill focused on Pakistan and other neighbors.

India's slow peddling of its anti-Pakistanism may be deliberate as it might be preparing for another terror attack in the most sophisticated manner so that Pakistan would not be able to deny its 'involvement' in it.

The US super power effectively controls both nuclear powers of the region. One seriously suspects the triangular terror a drama by India, USA and Pakistan to keep the South Asia region tensed.


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