Gilgit Baltistan New Great Game

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    Gilgit Baltistan: The New Great Game � Indian Defence Review
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    By Lt Gen Kamal Davar
    Issue Net Edition | Date : 10 Dec , 2012
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    Ladies and gentlemen, in thenext 40 mins or so, I have been mandated to share with you all, my thoughts on the strategically important north west areas lying across India namely the Gilgit Baltistan region and the growing Chinese footprint in it, the expanding China-Pak nexus in this region and the implications for India as a result of this nexus. Ladies and gentlemen, whenever we talk of Pakistan, invariably the discussions also veers round to the future of Pakistan, the vexed Afghanistan- Pakistan problems, J&K, restive Baluchistan, growing fundamentalism in Pakistan and how that nuclear armed country is the fountain headof terror etc etc . However,I am going to restrict myself to the Gilgit- Baltistan issue,which inexplicably, has not been on our collective strategic radar for years till now.
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    The “high roof of the world”1, the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the former pre-independence state of Jammu and Kashmir, in illegal occupation of Pakistansince 1947 and earlier referred to by them as the’ Northern Areas’, has its geo- strategic importance steeped in history. For hundreds of years in the past, the Russian, Persian, Chinese, Tibetan and the British Indian empires, sought the passes of this region to dominate each other. This region lies between the high Hindu Kushand Karakoram mountain ranges to its north and the Western Himalayas to its immediate south. It borders Pakistan’s Dir, Swat, Kohistan and Kaghan districts of Khyber Pakhtunwa in the west, the Wakhan Corridor of Afghanistan in its northwest,Xinjiang province of China to its east and northeast, Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) to the southwest and, importantly, a 480 km long Line of Control (LOC) runningalongside India in the south east. The region rests along“the ancient axis of Asia”2 where South, Central and East Asia converge and, since time immemorial, has been the gateway for both India and China to Central Asia.
    History of the Region: Post 1947
    At the time of partition of India in 1947, when the princely states of the British Indian Empire were given a choice of either acceding to India or Pakistan, the then ruler of Jammu and Kashmir,Maharaja Hari Singh vacillated till he was faced with an armed invasion by acombined force of Pakistani regulars and irregulars to annex the state. Soon thereafter, the Maharaja signed the Instrument of Accession with India, but before the Indian Army landed in the state and could push back the invaders, most of the Gilgit-Baltistan region and some other portions of the state of J&K had been illegally occupied by the Pakistani marauders. The area of J&K which the Pakistanis occupied was around 85,793km. In 1970 it was further divided by Pakistan into twoseparate divisions namely, Mirpur-Muzzaffarabad (referred to by Pakistan as’ Azad Kashmir’) and the Federally Administered Gilgit-Baltistan, which was referred to, till 2009, as the Northern Areas.
    The Gilgit division was further sub-divided into five districts namely Gilgit, Ghizer, Diamer, Astore and Hunza-Nagar while Baltistancomprises the two districts of Skardu and Ghanchi. Gilgit-Baltistan has a population of about two million people who belong to the Balti, Shin, Burushu, Vashkuns, Turki ethnicity. This region had around 85 percent Shia population in 1948 which has now come down to around 50 percent as successive Pakistani governments have systematically settled Sunni Wahabis in this region through unfair land allocations and giving employment to outsiders at the expense of the locals. The latter consider themselves very different from any Pakistani ethnic or linguistic group and share common historical links with Tibetans, Kashmiris, Ladakhis, Tajiks, Uighurs and Mongols. Unlike India which passed Article 370 to preserve the Kashmiri identity, Pakistan over the years carried out well caliberated demographic changes in this region by pushing in mostly Punjabis to dilute the ethnicity here. Why does Pakistan keep harping on plebiscite for J&K—– for in their so called Azad Kashmir and the Gilgit Baltistan regions, demographics have been radically altered.
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    In addition, this region is resource rich and substantial deposits of uranium, gold, copper and gems are located here besides the potential for production of hydro electricity is tremendous.
    In an unprecedented move in 1963, the Pakistani government under Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto illegally ceded an area of 5180sq km to China in the Shagsam Valley in thenorth-eastern part of the Gilgit-Baltistan region which borders the East Turkestan region of China. Pakistan’s subservience to China has continued since then with its devious endeavour to bring China into the Kashmir dispute by ceding Shaksgam to them.
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    Strategic Significance of Gilgit-Baltistan and Karakoram Corridor
    The unique strategic salience of this region, strangely underplayed for many years by most of the regional players, has suddenly come into world limelight in the last few years with the Chinese not only establishing its footprint in this region but enlarging and consolidating its sway, both economically and militarily. The Red Dragon’s ambitions in this region is bound to have serious security implications especially for India in the foreseeable future. In 2010, noted American analyst Selig Harrison revealed that nearly 7000 to 11000 China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) personnel had been deployed in this region under the guise of engineering personnel and civil labour. He succinctly termed this development as the unfolding of a “quiet geo-political crisis.”3
    The Shagsam Valley area asceded to China, facilitated the construction of the Karakoram Highway that links China’s restive Xinjiang region through the Khunjerab Pass with Gilgit-Baltistan and thence Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunwa regions. It took nearly two decades to complete (1959-1979) and now the 1300kms long highway connects Kashgar in China’s Xinjiang province with Islamabad via Abbotabad and is an engineering marvel as it traverses hostile high altitude terrain.
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    The southern end of the Karakoram corridor is the immensely strategic Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea andthe Pak naval bases of Pasni and Ormara, also lie close to Gwadar where the Chinese have built a moderndeep sea port for subsequent utilization by the Pakistani and the Chinese navies. The latter, now has an access to the Arabian Sea and the PersianGulf and will be able to not only transport and guard itsenergy and other commercial supplies coming from West Asia and Africa but also monitor and intercept cargo and oil tankers, if required, carrying supplies to countries inimical to China.
    With high speed rail and road links via the Karakoram Highway, the time taken for transportation of cargo from Gwadar to the Chinese mainland will now be reduced to a mere 72 hours from the current 16 to 25 days which Chinese oil tankers take from the Gulf to Chinese ports via the circuitous sea route and the Malacca Straits choke-point. Thus the Gwadar Port and the vital Karakoram Highwayartery ‘slackens’ the sea lanes of communications noose at Malacca for China, conferring immeasurable strategic dividends to it. Accordingly, the Chinese have been investing heavilyin the Karakoram Highway and are now engaged to widen it from the current 10m to 30m width besides making it all weather capable. Thus Gwadar in the near future will assist Pakistan to “take control over the world energy jugular. This port and corridor pose a major threat to India’s energy security and would have great implications in any two front war.”
    China’s Current Activities in the Region
    Apart from the speedy and intensive development of the Karakoram Highway/ Energy Corridor to the Gwadar Port, the overall involvement of China in the whole of POK especially in Gilgit-Baltistan has been spectacular. China is also widening the 165km long Jaglot-_Skardu road and the 135km long Thakot-Sazin road at a cost of PKR 45 billion with China taking on 85 percent of the expenditure.5 Apart from work going on the widening of the Karakoram Highway, rigorous efforts to complete the rail link from Kashgar in the remote Xinjiang province to Havelian near Rawalpindi is under progress. Along this Highway, it has been reported that 22 massive tunnels have been constructed which could alsobe used as storage facilitiesfor missiles.
    In addition, China is heavily involved in developing massive hydel infrastructure with 15 mega projects on the anvil in this region including POK. These projects include raising of the Mangla Dam reservoir by sixty feet, the Neelum-Jhelum Hydroelectric Power Project, the Daimer-Bhasha Dam and approximately US$ 12.6 billion has been earmarked by China for these gigantic projects.
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    Reportedly, China has invested US $ 300 million in the housing and communications sector in this region. All such activities point to the simple fact that the Chinese are building this infrastructure also for their own use and they are in this region for a long haul. Defence analysts are of the opinion that sincethe last 2-3 years, in particular, the Chinese centre of gravity in land operations has been increasingly getting orientedtowards J&K and this is the sector where China and Pakistan could together planto attack India if the need for them ever arises.
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    Recently, an alarming development has been reported by a US based think tank, The Middle East Media Research that Pakistan was seriously considering handing over Gilgit-Baltistan region to China on a 50 years lease!6 Briefing US lawmakers, this think tank, claimed that China has already assumed de facto control of the region. It further opined thatthis area would end up like Tibet and East Turkestan if “China’s unwarranted interventions are not challenged.” A local Pakistani newspaper, Roznama Bang-e- Sahar had also reported this development in its 13 Dec 2011 edition. Well known Kashmiri researcher, Dr Shabir Choudhry has expressed that this region had the makings of a battleground between Pakistan and China on one side facing the US and India on the other side. In addition, reliable reports also indicate that China and Pakistan are shortly going to unveil a plan for the Joint Military Management of GB, which thus has ominous implications in the long run for India.
    The Siachen Glacier Imbroglio
    An analysis of the Gilgit-Baltistan region is incomplete without comprehending the subtleties of the Siachen Glacier stand-off. The Siachen Glacier is one issue which the Pakistanis seem tobe in an indecent hurry to settle, even preceding the Sir Creek and other more important issues.
    During the last few years, Pakistan has been indulging in smug statements as regards the Siachen stand-off for the benefit of the world and the many ill-informed peaceniks in India. On 7 April 2012, at the lower western slopes of the Saltoro ridge, an avalanche and massive landslide buried nearly 135 Pakistani soldiers at its Ghyari base camp. This tragedy prompted a visit to the accident site by the Pak Army Chief, Gen Ashraf Kayani who, rather sanctimoniously, stated to the accompanying media teams, that both Pakistan and India should mutually vacate the glacially inhospitable Siachen Glacier area and expressed that peaceful co-existence between the two neighboursis very important. Such a statement, coming from an otherwise reticent Pak Army Chief and an ex ISI Chief , perhaps shell-shocked at the tragedy, made peaceniks on both sides of the border especially in India’s Wagah Candle brigade go on an overdrive with appeals to the Indian government to speedily resolve the Siachen issue. Even some grossly ignorantanalysts in India have been under- playing the strategicand tactical importance of the redoubtable Saltoro Massif which India holds since 1984 when the Indian Army occupied the Siachen Glacier area, pre-empting the Pakistanis by a whisker.
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    The formidable Saltoro Ridgewhich the Indian Army holds and thus controls the major passes on this ridge, namely Turkistan La ( connecting Shaksgam Valley with Siachen), Indra Col, SiaLa, Bilafond La and its positions completely dominates Pak deploymentson the lower western slopes. If ever vacated and the Pakistanis occupy the Ridge, it will be virtually impossible to recapture it asall soldiers who have served in this region unanimously acknowledge. More importantly, the Saltoro/Siachen region provides essential depth in the east to our Sub Sector North deployments from the Aksai Chin region and importantly through the Karakoram Pass.
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    The Saltoro as a strategic fulcrum also provides much needed depth to our Turtuk,Leh and Kargil garrisons besides according to us the vital strategic dividend of preventing the convergenceof enemy troops from the Aksai Chin areas in the east, Karakoram Highway and Shaksam Valley from the north and north east and from the Gilgit Baltistan areas in the west and north west. Vacating Siachen will be nothing short of a monumental military blunder and a strategic hara-kiri. Pakistan’s unwillingness to even ratify current deployments of both the nations units in this area, as part of any Siachen demilitarization programme, clearly smells of its future perfidious intentions. Thus itmust be appreciated that theSiachen Glacier region is notjust a tactically important feature for Indian hawks to satiate any militarily grandiose inclinations but importantly prevents the convergence of forces from the Aksai Chin, the KKH and G-B and thus is a critical military buffer separating the two ‘all weather friends’, China and Pakistan.
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    The Indian Army is well entrenched in this region and years of experience in operating in these high altitude snow clad areas hasdrastically brought down winter related casualties to eminently acceptable levels. On the other hand, in case the Pak Army, for its own problems, wishes to vacate this region, can do so and the Indian Army can give them an iron clad assurancethat it will not violate the Actual Ground Position Line except if Pakistan commits an act of war. The inalienable fact remains that while in occupation of the Saltoro Ridge, India is essentially occupying its own territory and hence the Indian and Pakistani stated stands cannot be equated. Siachen is a part of J&K andas and when the J&K issue finally gets resolved, this issue will also automatically get settled.
    Sectarian Strife in Gilgit- Baltistan
    Sectarian strife developed in this region especially since the 80s accentuating the Shia-Sunni divide. At thetime of independence, though Gilgit-Baltistan was predominantly Shia, under the Maharaja of J&K, there were virtually no Shia-Sunniclashes. The Chairman of the Balwaristan National Front, an organization whichis fighting for the independence of Gilgit-Baltistan, Abdul Hamid Khan has unequivocally stated that “…..before the treacherous occupation of our land by Pakistan, inter-communal harmony in our region was exemplary even during the Sikh and Dogra rule.”
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    The communal problem got exacerbated during the Zia ul Haq regime as Sunni violence was introduced intothis region and elsewhere toserve Pakistan’s larger goals. Gen Zia ul Haq followed a policy of Sunni Islamisation wherein Sunnis were given preferential treatment all over Pakistan and in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, Sunnis were settled from the hinterland to change the demographic character of this region. The drive to subdue the Shias in this region was spearheaded by none other than then Brig Pervez Mushharraf( later the architect of the Kargil mischief and President Pakistan) who was especially selected by Gen Zia ul Haq for this region. Since then, there have beenShia-Sunni riots off and on. The political yearnings of the locals have been given a go-by, political and economic deprivation and the insensitivity of the Pakistani establishment has given rise to the locals demanding autonomy and also demands for this regionto seek independence from Pakistan have erupted.
    2012, in particular, saw a surge in violence directed against the Shias. February 2012 witnessed the gruesome killing of 18 Shia pilgrims in Kohistan on the Karakoram Highway when they were returning from Iran by bus. This led to clashes between the two communities and once again,dozens of Shias were brutally massacred on April 3, 2012 at Chilas. In mid August 2012, 18 Shia bus passengers were massacred in the region while returning from Rawalpindi. The Sunni militant organization Ahle-e-Sunnat –Wal-Jamat has been suspected for these sectarian killings. But these incidents naturally happen with the connivance of central agencies of Pakistan.
    It is pertinent to mention theshabby treatment meted out to troops of the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) who hail from this region. Post Kargil,having used these troops tothe hilt, Gen Pervez Musharraff, then Pak Army COAS, refused to accept the dead bodies of the NLI’s Shia soldiers who were subsequently buried with fullIslamic rites by the Indian Army. This blatant discrimination by the Pak Army against their own Shia soldiers was deeply resented by locals of this region. The composition of the NLI is 49 percent Shias, 18 per cent Sunnis,23 per cent are Ismailis(followers ofAga Khan) and 10 per cent Nurbakshis while the officers are mostly Pathan, Baloch and Punjabis. The Pakistan Army has been deliberately using troops from this region as cannon fodder in their half-hearted operations against the Tehrik-e-Taliban elements in the badlands of the Khyber Pakhtunwa belt.
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    Legal Status : Gilgit-Baltistan
    The illegal occupation of Gilgit- Baltistan region by force by Pakistan has been questioned by some locals and their leaders many times in the past. In the legislative assembly of the region, local legislators have been clamouring for anend to their ambiguous political status. They have demanded a legal cover for the currently enforced Gilgit Baltistan Self Governance and Empowerment Ordinance2009 or a set-up similar to the so-called “ Azad Kashmir”.
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    Meanwhile, in a major embarrassment recently to the Pakistan government, their Supreme Court while analysing a petition filed by Dr Ghulam Abbas, Chairman of the Gilgit- Baltistan National Movement, has questioned the legality of Pakistani President’s authority to issue appointment orders regarding judges for the region as Gilgit does not even finds a mention in the Pakistan constitution! Even in 1994, the High Court of the so called ‘Azad Kashmir’had opined that this region was essentially a part of theformer princely state of J&K in 1947 and should be treated as such. A veteran journalist RC Ganjoo has very recently expressed that GB has been struggling to remain independent for the last six decades. Lately the friends of GB in the European Parliament have come forward against the Pak govt’s decision to makeGB as its fifth province and said that pak move was “ violation of all democratic and diplomatic norms and also contray to the spirit of of Pakistan’s constitution itself which has since accepted GB not as part of Pakistan but as a part of Jammu and Kashmir.”
    Suggested Indian Response
    The massive infrastructure being developed in this region has primarily two objectives. The first being China creating an energy corridor linking its hinter land to the Gwadar port and thus ensuring its energy security. Secondly, enlarging its footprint in India’s northwest regions is another ‘pearl’ in China’s string of pearls strategy vis-à-vis India, that is, India’s strategic encirclement by it. From all indications, especially in the past few years, in keeping with its growing assertiveness in South Asia, China is shifting the centre of gravity of its future land operations to J&K in concert with its protégé –Pakistan. As Chinaawaits the final exit of a battle weary and financially fatigued USA from Afghanistan in 2014, it is determinedly preparing itself to take the lead role in this troubled region with Pakistan in tandem and is speedily readying the where withal for it in this region. It will be absolutely imperative thus for the Indian Armed Forces to factor in the China-Pak operational nexus now from a newer front. Adequate additional formations, both for defensive and operational roles, to undertake operations in these high altitude areas willhave to be raised.
    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), opposite our J&K sector, suffers from the drawback of having just two major airbases at Kashgar and Khotan which are 800 and 600 km away respectively from the nearest Indian air bases. However, if the PLAAF utilizes the Pakistan Air Force(PAF) bases in this region namely Gilgit,Skardu,Chilas,Chitral and Muzzafarabad—— a distinct possibility now—the overall air threat to India becomes far more dangerous than existing and the Indian Air Force will have to factor such ominousdevelopments in its operational preparedness. Meanwhile, Indian intelligence agencies will have to keep a strict watch on the infrastructural developments taking place at these POK air bases to analyse the nuances of any PLAAF-PAF nexus fruition.
    Apart from upgrading the operational preparedness ofthe Army and its Air Force tothwart successfully any collusive threat from both China and Pakistan, India must become politically proactive in this region in the pursuit of its national interests. Since, by all accounts, Gilgit-Baltistan formed a part of the state ofJ&K at independence, India through its Parliamentary resolution in 1994, is committed to regain the entire state of J&K back to the Union of India which alsoincludes this region. This willonly be possible if India stops accepting the current status-quo as regards either POK and the Gilgit-Baltistan region. The populace of this region and its diaspora, the world over, always wonder as to why the Government of India does not take proactive measures to support their cause for independence from Pakistani rule and sensitizes the UN and other nations in the world about Pak oppression in this region. To conclude, we need to factor the security implications of this region far more prominently on our radar for India has much at stake strategically especially with the ever growing Pak-China nexus inthis region and it will be in India’s interests to factor in this credible collusive threat and take appropriate measures, political, diplomatic and military synergistically in its national interest.
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    We need to do a full threat assessment of what this means to us and ways to counter it including all manner of 4th Gen. strategies applicable to all the parties in the region: China, Pak, Afghanistan, the US and the Taliban.
     
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    This is one thing we can exploit:


    Sectarian Strife

    At the present juncture it is widely reported that sectarianism is the bane of today's Pakistan. Sectarian violence in Pakistan was sparked by the forces of the Iranian revolution in 1979 and the Islamisation project of General Zia ul Haq. Shias in Pakistan became bolder by events in Iran; further Zia's emphasis on Islamisation with a distinct Sunni flavour gradually brought the differences between the two sects out in the open. Zia ul-Haq's pro Saudi posture and his state sponsored Islamisation, which stipulated the payment of Zakat to the government created resentment among the Shia community in Pakistan and discomfiture in Iran. Presently about 75% of the region's population follows some form of Shia Islam. This is exactly the reverse in the rest of Pakistan where bulk of the population are followers of the Sunni faith. Currently Gilgit Baltistan is politically administered by Gilgit Baltistan Legislative Assembly. There are 33 seats out of which 18 are with the PPP, four with the PML, two with PML-N, six with JUI and three with Independents. Excellent relations existed between all communities prior to partition.

    Gilgit Baltistan came under Pakistani control on 16 November 1947. The Shia Sunni invectives started in 1960. In 1970 authorities permitted and encouraged Sunnis to settle in Gilgit Baltistan region. The local princely states were abolished by 1974 and replaced by a single administrative territory cryptically called the Northern areas. It was during this period that Maulvis of both Shia and Sunni were paid by intelligence agencies to inject sectarian divide resulting in violence. Zia-ul-Haq, during his dictatorial reign openly pursued a policy of Sunni Islamisation, where in Sunnis were patronised and given preferential treatment by the state in all spheres. This caused wide spread discontent in Gilgit Baltistan where riots and violence broke out frequently on flimsy issues. Large scale riots occurred in 1988, which erupted over a minor controversy on the sighting of the moon during the holy month of Ramzan. The next major violence broke out in 2003-2004, over the introduction of a Sunni centric curriculum in the schools of Gilgit Baltistan. On account of protests the federal government was compelled to consult Shia leaders and resolve the problem. This hurt the sentiments of the Sunni community leading to the murder of a popular Shia religious leader Agha Ziauddin Rizvi, in January 2005. This resulted in violence and loss of human lives.

    Violence in the region has also been caused by the unsettled political status due to the region being connected to Kashmir. The Pakistan Government has imposed adhoc governing structures without giving the region an independent or a provincial status.As stated previously the legislative Assembly was formed in 2009 and political parties have failed to check the sectarian violence. The members of this unicameral Assembly in a debate on 24 February 2012 demanded a legal cover for the Self Governance and Empowerment Ordinance of 2009 or have similar provisions as applicable to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. Presently the powers of the Assembly are ambiguous. It is keeping this aspect in mind one has to view two incidents, the Kohistan killings of 28 February 2012 and the massacre at Chilas on 03 April 2012. The Kohistan killings occurred on the Karakoram Highway in Harban Nullah in Kohistan district of Khyber Pakthunkhwa province. A convoy of four buses were moving from Rawalpindi to Gilgit. At the place mentioned pilgrims who were Shia were asked to disembark and 18 were killed and the rest injured. Pakistani Government claim to have made some arrests but the real culprits have not been apprehended. The Chilas massacre occurred in the wake of a procession led by Ahl-e-Sunnat-Wal-Jamaat, known to be the front face of the banned Sipah-e-Sabah in connection with the Kohistan killings. A procession was taken out and unidentified men on motor cycles lobbed grenades. Simultaneously 10 Shias were asked to disembark from a bus and killed at Chilas. There was complete breakdown of law and order and led to kidnappings and killings. Traffic on the Karakoram Highway came to a standstill and the Army was called in to restore order. Protests on the issue were held in Lahore, Islamabad, Kargil in India and in the United States.


    Indian Strategic Studies: Conditions in Gilgit Baltistan and its Impact on India
     
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    Indian policymakers really shot themselves in the foot in 1971. You had the chance to separate Pakistan and China, secure your energy requirements, access a direct overland route to euroasia, and secure water resources. Now all that can be done is to buy more weapons and station them in the area.
     
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    Iirc Americans were ready to goto war with us over PoK. Soviets advised us not to.
     
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    Another opportunity was during the soviet union invasion of Afghanistan. India could have
    opened a new front in the eastern Pakistani border with a surge into POK ,
     
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    It would've meant war with the west.
     
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    It would probably have been a world war Russia would definetly have been involved and
    China would have remained an unknown dark horse. It was still a time of a bi polar world
    not uni polar like today there was still an equilibrium of power, The perfect way would have been
    to have Russia give a megaton nuke to India for a test then immediately follow with an invasion of POK.
    (After the failed afghan invasion Russia did give cryogenic engine tech to India)
     
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    How can we get a share on Silk Route Korakoram High Way?

    Like stories of Pancha Tantra, we have to use 4 types of Sama(Peace), Dana(Development), Bheda(Creating difference among parties), Dandopaya (war)

    "Satwik":peaceful way: All is well: Win-Win policy:
    1.Join hands with Pak, China in developing silk route. Make Gilgit-Baltistan as an independent and buffer autonomous state. Free trafic flow in all directions for India, pak, china, Afgan and Tajik.

    We have to start demanding our rights on traffic movements in the GB as it is legally annexed to India. If china given an opportunity to enjoy developmental rights and usage of silk route, why not India? we are the legal owners of the land. Pakistan is the illegally controlling our area. China is trying to colonize GB for the greater needs of China. India has every right to raise its rights and responsibilities for the people of GB. With the entry of China in GB we should have started our diplomacy a long time ago.

    "Dana": Development of infrastructure and relations with the people of GB, Open the road between Skardu-Kargil.

    Bheda: Take Iran's help to protect the interest's of Shiya faith and Sufism of GB. Take the opportunity from Afgan side to put pressure on Wakhan areas. Take support from USA, UK and Russia to neutralize china.

    Dandan: Start developing a blueprint strategy to counter act any armed conflict. Our attitude to fight our level best for the right cause of our nation's interest and to protect our Indian strategic future development is very important, then we win or loose to china or any other country. In the enemies's point of view "the fear of loosing to china or damage that china can cause to India are indications of a coward nation". We have to fight for the survival, We can't just avoid the war in the fear of defeat. Whether enemy is stronger or weaker, we have to fight to protect our Indian people's interest. Our attitude to fight should bring the alertness in the enemy to adventure any further.
     
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    currently we are landlocked by pakistan ,china and myanmar ultimately cutting off with rest of countries,if we want road route to europe or south east we need to pass through pakis or myanmar.only solution get back pok atleast portion which borders afghan ,i dont know whether netas has any idea on it if so nehru would not have made such a blunder in 47 war.

    Note : used landlocked for cutting off from surface transport but we have sea .
     
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    Only solution is to take back POK from Pakistan.
     
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    By the way this govt has no balls......:tsk:
     

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