I DON’T CARE A DAMN

He has walked the talk once. I won't be surprised if he does it again...with more vengeance.

For me what is important is that we penetrated Pakistani airspace, dropped 1000 kg bomb, fired missiles on Pak territory and returned unscathed.
For me what is important is that we penetrated Pakistani airspace, dropped 1000 kg bomb, fired missiles on Pak territory and returned unscathed.

For me what is important is that we penetrated Pakistani airspace, dropped 1000 kg bomb, fired missiles on Pak territory and returned unscathed.

 

I  don’t care a damn if the IAF hit the target in Balakot or not. I don’t care if the Jaish terror camp was razed or not. I don’t care if any terrorist was killed or not. I don’t care if the govt can provide proof of the strike or not.

For me what is important is that we penetrated Pakistani airspace, dropped 1000 kg bomb, fired missiles on Pak territory and returned unscathed. It was for the first time since 1971 that we had intruded Pak air space. We conveyed the message to Pakistan that henceforth we will not be sitting on our haunches if there are terror attacks on our soil. We will enter Pak territory real deep and hit back. Most importantly we have conveyed the message that we will not be deterred by Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.

The ISI with its members from serving and retd officers of the Pakistani defense establishment, is much more than an intelligence body; it is a vast self-serving mafia business empire which derives its enormous profits from drugs, terror, so-called jihad, contract killing and worse.

Operation Balakot is a game-changer in that it is for the first time the impotency of a nuclearly-armed state has been exposed.

The other significant take away is that Indian diplomacy worked beautifully to put pressure on Islamabad to release braveheart Wing Commander Abhinandan. The decision to free him could not have been taken by Imran Khan without the concurrence of the ISI, which is the final arbiter in Pakistan. The ISI had no choice because the pressure from Washington, Paris, and London at the instance of India was too much for it to handle. The vulnerability of the ISI, which is a deep state within Pakistan, was exposed as never before.

The other interesting aspect is Iran’s unprecedented stern warning to Pakistan. Now Pakistan risks retaliation from Tehran if it does not shut down the terror factories. Surprisingly  China too effectively remained neutral despite its considerable stake in Pakistan. Maybe it risked isolation in the wake of massive international condemnation of the horror of Pulwama.

Most interestingly the Balakot mission was described by Modi as a pilot project (I thoroughly enjoyed the pun). He has warned Pakistan of more strikes if it embarks on any misadventure. He is asserting this with confidence because the White House and the West have extended their full support to India. He has walked the talk once. I won’t be surprised if he does it again…with more vengeance.

I don’t care if he is doing all these with the elections in mind. What is important is that our country is benefitting from his stance, which incidentally has been carefully crafted by India’s most cerebral and at the same time operations-oriented NSA Ajit Doval.

The next step should be to target the ISI as distinct from Pakistan. The ISI is much more than an intelligence body; it is a vast self-serving mafia business empire which derives its enormous profits from drugs, terror, so-called jihad, contract killing and worse. Its members, both serving and retd officers of the Pakistani defense establishment, have assets worth billions of dollars within Pakistan and abroad. It behaves like a State without the responsibility that status entails.  The destruction of the ISI is necessary to tackle terrorism globally. The need is for a global alliance against the ISI. The biggest beneficiaries will be the people of Pakistan themselves. And, of course, we will benefit big time by the decimation of THE organization which is responsible for the continued violence in Kashmir.

Note:
1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

S Balakrishnan

Advocate and Senior Journalist who was formerly City Editor & Chief of Bureau of The Times of India, Mumbai. He has also served in the MumbaiMunicipal Council.
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Very nice….So, I suppose that we do not care if it actually happened or not, we will just pretend that Modi is a strong leader – proof and logic be damned! So Pakistan kills a score of jawans in Kashmir (very easily, using just one suicide bomber), India bombs a bunch of buildings and pleads the next day that they only attacked non-military and non-civilian targets. In response, Pakistan actually sends jets to attack the Indian Army HQ in Kashmir, and captures a Indian pilot. Fail to see where Modi has displayed any courage! Only by the pathetic standards set by the Congress over the last many decades is Modi a leader – measured by any other objective standard, he is a complete failure in preventing terrorism. It is a miracle of PR that Modi gets away with such cowardice and has people swooning about his “strong” leadership!

  2. Certainly a very straight forward comment on the daring act of IAF and their planing. This has increased the morale of Nation and we all should be proud of it. I am sure now nefarious design of Pakistan has been exposed thoroughly at all levels. Kudos to the author of the article!

  3. We might be wise t keep in mind, that the terrorist producing infrastructure is ceery much alive and kicking.

    Destroying some buiding and kiiling a few hundred jihadis will not solve the problem.

    AS ammtaers stand there exists in the pan- terrorstn, a well oiled eucation system called madrassas and community cetes called mosques, whihc have been producing jihadis for generations, conditioning children since they born.

    The Educational system, the chools need to be reformed.

    The brainwashing that has been going n for generations needs to be stopped.

    Children have to take down the Dharmic Path to Enlightenment.

    Without that, Bharath will be isolated , and become another Israel, cornered from all sides- tiem and numers will be against us.

  4. Excellent is the least adjective! Marvellous answer to the depressed main stream idiots.
    Well expressed! Great!

  5. Very sensible article. We don’t care whether we destroyed even a tree. Why the hell they don’t even talk about the other two places of bombing. They did murmur on Balakot and not a word on Muzaffarabad bombing and others. Hesitant to announce that it not their parts. Some of the maps are even showing this as an un surveyed area. Now we should have a minimum presence in Afghanistan as the offer is in the platter. We should occupy the position bordering Gilgit, so that if there is a conflict we can enter POK through that terrain. Jai Hind. Bharath Matha ki Jai ho

  6. Nice article. We should eventually be able to leverage the sentiment of Pakistan people to push ISI into insignificance. Indeed, it is painful to see so many young lives being spoilt because of indoctrination. All that ideological chest thumping serves fewer and fewer people as time progresses.

  7. You have hit the nail on the head. We have pricked the Pakistani ego balloon. They live in mortal fear of another air force attack on their terror camps. Forget the hollering of the dumb asses in the opposition who have no leg to stand on.

  8. Excellent Article. Great. 1 . It shuts idiots who talk of Proof. 2. IT MAKES YOU FEEL PROUD . We have told Pakistan that we will hit you , where ever we want and at times we decide . Now Pakistan will not keep quite as they have to save face. But as Mr Modi has said This is an experiment .We will hit you again and again till every terrorist is dead.

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