Govt Makes It Clear: India Has Not Forgotten Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

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  1. Alien

    Alien Regular Member

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    National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval’s statement that India shares a 106-km border with Afghanistan has again brought the focus on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), with New Delhi underlining its claim over the territory.

    Doval’s statement at a function organised by the BSF last Friday that India shares borders with seven, and not six, countries, including Afghanistan, effectively counters the Pakistani argument that New Delhi has no locus standi in Kabul.

    It is evident the NSA is signalling that India is watching activities, particularly those of China, in PoK as well its all-weather ally Pakistan in Afghanistan.

    For China watchers, Doval’s statements are an echo of what Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed to his counterpart Li Keqiang in Beijing on May 15. It is understood that Li tried to assure Modi that Chinese activities in PoK were confined to development and designed to wean the populace from fundamentalism.

    He rather condescendingly said India should not be unduly worried about China’s activities in PoK as they are harmless in nature.

    Signalling that New Delhi, like Beijing, will not move an inch on its core interests, Modi made it clear that PoK is Indian territory under dispute with Pakistan and expressed his serious concern over China developing a $46 billion corridor linking Kashgar to Gwadar via PoK.

    Modi apparently went a step further when he asked Li how Beijing would feel if New Delhi allowed Pakistan to build a hospital in Arunachal Pradesh, which China has been claiming without recognising the McMahon Line that demarcates the border.

    It is significant that China has settled its border with Myanmar on the basis of the same McMahon Line.

    While Pakistani media is abuzz with claims about large-scale infiltration of India’s external spy agency, RAW, in the restive Balochistan and Sindh provinces, the Modi government’s assertions are only meant to underline its territorial claim and not destabilise the government in Islamabad.

    Pakistan watchers believe that stories about an active RAW could be a precursor to a terror attack in the Indian hinterland, Pakistani soil or Afghanistan, with the Indian agency being the perpetual fall guy.

    By bringing the focus on PoK, India wants to clearly convey that it does not want either China or the US to interfere in its bilateral matters, that New Delhi is prepared to defend any fallout of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and that it has the capacity to reach out to all principal players of the new game, including fundamentalists.

    When US secretary of state John Kerry met Modi on January 11 on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat summit, he remarked that he was on his way to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and offered to be a messenger.

    Not one to take things lying down, Modi is said to have bluntly told Kerry that he should leave India and Pakistan to their fate (“Humko apne naseeb par chodh do,” were the words) and that both countries will settle their disputes themselves (“Hum ladenge ya marenge ya dosti karenge, yeh aap hum pe chodh de.”).

    The message on PoK underscores that the Modi government is looking for no patronage or advice when it comes to its core interests.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/india...kistan-occupied-kashmir/article1-1350639.aspx
     
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  3. Alien

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    This is called guts. At last, we have a PM who speaks bluntly and clearly about our national interests!
    Hats off to Modi ji :yo:
     
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    I like the way the statements are followed through by the players in the Govt.
    No mixed signals..but clear intentions..
    Sab Kuch Clear hai (Everything is clear)

    The congrassi bitches when in power spoke in different tongues thereby humiliating this country at various policy levels. Created confusion between Depts and agencies and nothing effective came out of it anyway.

    Thats brilliant way to bring their attention.

    Well said...this ensures that PoK remains a bilateral issue and Pak wont get a chance to internationalize it..
     
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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    na ji na :nono:
    'humiliation' only takes place when the saudagar hints in firangland at the bitchery that the royal regime had been unashamedly involved in the past decades back at home, and how that made Indians feel about themselves. also, if somehow accepting that, then apparently, 'humiliation' is a shaahi pursuit and a prerogative of only the shaahi khaandaan and its darbaaris, and how dare a communal chaiwaala attempt indulging himself in it and point fingers at the royal G-circus?!
     
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    Its a big disappointment that we have not been able to assert ourselves in such a way that world views, POK as an Indian territory rather than disputed one. China has done better in this regards viz Taiwan even when it wasn't powerful and influential as its today.

    Hopefully under this govt. we take steps to resettle Kashmiri Pandits and develop it to a point where people in POK start asking questions to the illegal government or more precisely the pak army of their occupation and what they have done for the people.
     

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