Bengaluru, Sept 26: Since the attack at Uri took place, there is a debate everywhere on what the next course of action should be. One website even went up to the extent of stating that Uri had been avenged, a news that has not been confirmed by anyone till date.
While many have called for the strictest action against Pakistan for sponsoring terror and unleashing it on India, both the government as well as the army feel that war is not an option.
In this context there are debates of a hot pursuit or surgical strikes. However, according to CD Sahay, the former boss of the Research and Analysis Wing, securing our own borders should be the top priority. He told OneIndia that twice in the recent months, terrorsits have infiltrated our borders and struck at Pathankot and Uri.
Let us start by securing our borders
Sahay is of the opinion that our own borders need to be secured first. "If this is done then the Pakistanis cannot infiltrate and carry out such attacks. Twice in recent months terrorists have infiltrated into India and carried out major attacks," he also says.
First secure yourselves before going further, Sahay points out. If the border remains porus then it is time that it needs to be repaired, Sahay adds while once again stressing on the need to secure ourselves first.
Further, he also says that it is absolutely necessary to bring Kashmir under control. "In fact it should be a priority. We need to deal with the situation politically as well. How it is to be done is for the government to decide," he says.
The need of the hour, however, is that there should be peace in the Valley and we need to also look at various options. Once peace is restored then we need to start talking, Sahay also points out.
The Hurriyat Conference
"There is a presumption that the Hurriyat Conference is relevant. In the current scenario is the Hurriyat relevant? Do they have a following? I recollect that a rally called by Burhan Wani's father had a bigger gathering when compared to the one called by the Hurriyat Conference. It is Pakistan which wants everyone to believe that the Hurriyat is relevant, " Sahay adds.
"Another point to be made here is whether the Hurriyat is really interested in any kind of a solution? If they were really interested in the welfare of the Kashmiri people, then they would not resorted to violence.
Moreover members of the all party delegation tried to meet and speak with them. What did they do? They shut the door. Do you expect us to beg them to talk now? If they are interested in the welfare of the people of Kashmir, they would have spoken," the former R&AW chief also notes.