Targets inside India 'identified' if attacked: ISI chief

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  1. Sikh_warrior

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    ISLAMABAD: ISI's powerful chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha has warned India that any Abbottbad-like attack by it would invite a befitting response from Pakistan as targets inside the country "had already been identified" and "rehearsal" carried out.

    Pasha's warning came as he addressed the in-camera joint session of the Senate and National Assembly held behind closed doors on Friday. Pasha is facing fire over the inability of the ISI to track down al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, where he was living, before he was annihilated by US special forces in a covert operation on May 2.

    In an apparent response to statements from New Delhi that India too can carry out strikes inside Pakistan, Pasha said any attack from the east would invite a befitting response, the Dawn reported.

    He said a contingency plan is in place and targets inside "India had already been identified".

    Pasha told the lawmakers: "We have also carried out rehearsal for it."

    Earlier on May 5, Pakistan army and the government had reacted sharply warning India against any Abbottabad-like "misadventure", saying it would be responded to "very strongly" that could lead to a "terrible catastrophe".

    The warning had come after a meeting of the Corps Commanders chaired by Gen Ashfaq Pervez Kayani which decided to reduce the level of US military personnel in Pakistan and threatened to review intelligence cooperation with it, if a repeat of "violation of sovereignty" like on May 2 occurred.

    Reacting to statements by Army Chief Gen VK Singh and Air Chief Air Marshal PV Naik that India has the capacity to carry out an operation similar to US forces eliminating Osama bin Laden, first Pakistan Foreign Secretary had told a press conference that any country that attempts to "mimic" the unilateral act of the US will find it has made a "basic miscalculation".

    Targets inside India 'identified' if attacked: ISI chief - The Times of India
     
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    He he he. Classic, absolutely classic. Targets identified and rehearsed as well.
    Just trying to prove that they are not incompetent as it's made out to be. Then surely they are complicit. Nothing but diversionary tactics when under fire. When in doubt, go after India.
     
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    Time has come for india to shun its "no first use" nuke policy and should declare a new "first use" nuke policy in case its attacked! that would change a lot of things in the neighbourhood!
     
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    First India is far from having the capability to do an Op Geronimo Pakistan knows that, but given the humiliation and outcry in their country this type of declaration is more for Pakistani public consumption.
    Btw its a pity that we have so called Special Forces fighting with outdated gear and equipment...
     
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    We don't need to do anything like that. They are not capable of an "Abbotabad". They can surely wage a conventional war which will be taken care of. Declaring a first use policy is not going to change anything.
     
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    No yusuf, this is clear cut threat of terrorist attacks against India. This time a threat from terrorist in uniform
     
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    im not in favour of seal strike options, cause we dont have the capabilities and nor the intel. thanks to some of the deeds of our ex-PM in 1990s!

    i just want india to shun the "NFU" no first use nuke policy, thats it!
     
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    I think the person who asked him this question about India, wanted to relieve him of some pressure :D

    Regards,
    Virendra
     
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    NFU is only against "non nuclear armed" nations, not against the nuclear armed nations.
     
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    Oh I didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    And what will doing that change?
     
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    Such a major policy change will change a lot of things but not necessarily to our benefit.
    NFU policy in any case can be shelved if the situation demands.

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    OP Geronimo for us is implausible because we are neighbours and arch enemies. There will be clamour for Pakistan to retaliate.

    You are talking about which branch ? MARCOS, PARAS, GARUDA all are being kitted and trained by the best these days, or am I mistaken ?

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    It is disingenuous to solely blame Gujral, what about the PMs who have come after him ?
    Gujral had shut only those teams that counter bombed Pakistan. They can be revived but we will have to pay a heavy price in the short to mid term.

    We have plenty of assets in Pakistan and we also have theoretically the ability to carry out special ops in Pakistan but it will not help us. Furthermore, US is there in Afpak as a stabilizing force for the time being.

    Our approach to Pakistan is not counter bombing a la late 80s or early 90s, or special ops inside Pakistan a la 70s, our approach is now shaping into a massive military limited strike to punish Pakistan.
     
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    is that incompetent fool pasha trying to say that they will attack India with terrorists, since he is not head of arm forces and forces are not under his control, what he controls are terrorists inside and outside India.
     
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    No Saya, he is saying, if you want to destroy Pak all you need is a well thought out propaganda.
     
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    "Targets inside India identified"? Why don't you target my c*clK, you punk-ass slimyass m*********.

    Do me a favor, Pasha. And jus shut the f*ck up. The world knows you can do [email protected] shit, not against 257 drone attacks, not against complete rape & defilement of your sovereignty not against the time and again sanctions upon you or your country. You simply don't have what the Italians call gattis, the balls to stand up for yourself.

    When you lack them, you bark like a neutered dog that the rest of the world, that has suffered from the fleas you let crawl over your filthy self, hears you wimp.

    Let's not even get into rehearsals. What do you take us for, a bunch of fools? You think targeted assassinations in scenario-specific situations can be rehearsed? You think timing can be rehearsed, dynamic intelligence can be rehearsed, random variables can be rehearsed? One of your Saudi consulate officials just got attacked, and killed this morning. Let's see you stop int'l diplomats being copped left right 'n' centre, and then you can talk about how the glorious ISI is going to take on the Indian security app.
     
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    Very bold.....his statement clearly indicates of terror attacks. India has moved on from these foolish scare tactics.

    also NFU policy makes us the victim or play victim, its very advantageous policy. The country which strikes first will be held responsible in case of nuclear war. Also with India NFU policy its important that we don't loose much on first strike, thats why we have our anti-ballistic missile programme.
     
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    Wow ! Was the policy changed or it was like that only ?
     
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    Right Now there is a huge turmoil inside Pakistan

    The people who blindly supported PA ISI are demanding answers

    The fears of economic sanctions and more attacks by US are on one side but India going for revenge is the biggest worry

    Till Pakistan is under US and Western pressure ; or till the time that more US attacks are likely such statements by PA ISI will continue ; ie for next couple of years
     
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    His statement should be forwarded as evidence to the parents of Rabbi Holtzberg who have an open case against the ISI in the US.
     
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