Ceasefire violations: Is Pakistan frustrated by Modi-fied India's rising clout on international map?

Ceasefire violations
In spite of the tough rhetoric from Indian side, Pakistani troops have continued breaching the ceasefire at line of control. Reportedly five villagers have been killed and more than 30 injured in this audacious border violation. This is another mis-fortune to Kashmiri people after nature's fury hit them hard recently.

What has happened till now?

  • In one of the worst ceasefire violations, five villagers were killed in Arnia sector on Monday.
  • Heavy mortar shelling and firing continued on Tuesday also and trouble spreaded to Rajouri and Poonch districts
  • According to an Indian express reports, the entire Line of Control (LoC) right from Krishna Ghati (KG) sector to Mankote, have come under attack
  • According to BSF, the Pakistani forces targeted their 40 posts in R S Pura and Akhnoor Sector. Earlier BSF restrained to retaliate because of happy occasion of Eid, but when situation went out of hand they replied them back
  • This new escalated tension even destroyed the celebration mode of Eid at Wagah border. The Pakistani force didn't accept sweets from Indian side.
  • The ceasefire had come into force in November 2003 as a major CBM between the two countries. In recent times more than 100 such violations have taken place

How Indian leaders have reacted?

  • Right from border forces to Indian leaders all sent out stern message to Pakistan.
  • DK Pathak, director general of BSF said, "Our force is a professional force and we will respond very professionally. Whatever retaliatory action BSF has to take, will be undertaken".
  • Giving tough message to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that they must know that time s have changed and now Modi is at helm of affair.
  • The Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Let everybody be assured that our armed forces and para-military forces are fully ready and they are responding to each of these provocations from Pakistan".
  • Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah termed this a frustration of Pakistani leaders who failed to draw international attention on Kashmir. 
  • He said, "They have nothing else to speak, but only Kashmir. The cross-border shelling is an indication of their frustration".
  • "The Army has been instructed to reply to the ceasefire violations and it is acting on the issue", Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

What is Pakistan's stand on border tension

  • As usual, reportedly Pakistan is saying that provocation came from Indian side first and they(Indian army) killed their 4 soldiers.
  • Recently only , former president and military ruler General (retired) of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf had blamed India for repeated ceasefire violations at LoC.
  • "Regular ceasefire violations on the LoC by the Indians is not good for the region and deplorable", Musharraf had said.
  • Though no official response has comer till now from neighbouring country, but it is being believed that Pakistan will parrot its old stand

Is internal upheaval in Pakistan also responsible?

  • It is being said that Nawaj Shariff Government is toeing the line of Pakistani army
  • Both Pakistani army and ISI doesn't want to have friendly relationship with India unlike Shariff
  • It is proven fact now that Pakistani army and ISI tacitly help terrorists to move into India
  • Pakistan has been in turmoil since couple of months. Both Imran Khan and a firebrand cleric Tahir ul-Qadri are hellbent for removal of civilian Government.

Can Pakistan wage open war with India?

  • As Pakistan openly can't declare war with India as it lack military prowess, so it provokes India by ceasefire violations.
  • India has humiliated them two times once in 1971 and another in 1999 Kargil War.
  • Though Pakistani Army and ISI keep on helping terrorist and biggest example is 26/11 attack in India.

Is Pakistan threatened by growing clout of India on International map?

  • It is being said that this border violations are usual phenomena and occurs every year this time before Diwali and Eid. 
  • The Pakistani forces try to deviate Indian forces' attention so that terrorists could easily invade into Indian side
  • Experts believe that this border tension is aftermath of India's growing clout on International level after Modi took the rein.
  • Another reason could be the snubbing of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by Narendra Modi at UN. Modi meticulously turn the tide in India's favour.
  • Modi at the helm of affair has given great push to India's clout after gelling well with China, Japan and even Nepal. Pakistan might be weary with Indo-US growing bonhomie.

Pressure mounting on Modi government to walk the talk

  • Opposition to commoners expect Modi Government to walk the talk on this brazenness of Pakistan.
  • In run upto Lok Sabha election, Modi had mauled UPA government for their lackadaisical approach on this front. Now Congress leaders are asking the same question.
  • Giving reply to critics, BJP leaders are saying that since Modi took power much have changed.
  • And this reflects the way new Government has acted recently i.e India's aggression at UN, then canceling of FS level talk , and apt reply whenever Pakistani leaders rakes up Kashmir issue

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