A_Gupta wrote:Returning to the point - WKKs are useless in reaching the non-indoctrinated Pakistanis. Instead they serve to propagate RAPE propaganda in India and elsewhere. Further, they provide alibis to the RAPE - "see, we have such good Indian friends, it must be RSS-BJP-ultranationalist-Hindu-type Indians who have a problem with us and that poison the atmosphere and the water".
No I don't mean the Kuldip Nayyar/Mahesh Bhatt types who make headlines being critical of India. There are others who are looking at peace and friendship for various reasons. Shah Rukh Khan is one such person. As an aside - Indian Muslims can be a huge asset in our hands. I know many who could serve this role better than the types you are talking about.
I have no doubt we can find the right people - but the problem is what to do with them. What role can they meaningfully play? I believe we actually come up against a brick wall here because one way would be trade and free trade would only enrich the India haters and help them pay future Kasabs. The other thing is "cultural exchanges" of schoolchildren. So these are ineffective or inappropriate means.
I would like to see TV propaganda being blasted into Pakistan - even to the extent of paying Paki channels to run subtle psy ops ads - eg a children's health drink ad with a whole lot of Paki kids and one "minority" kid all playing happily together. Small subliminal images that should get beamed into 100 million Paki brains set up by a dedicated bunch of pisko-psyops people.
An ad in Pakistan showing a Pakistani product (say paint or cement) appearing in different places of Pakistan and then spreading like a stain across India with people in Indian cities holding up a bag of that cement praising it. Needless to say ads can take liberties with the truth. An ad of a Paki group - say Junoon drawing raving audiences all over India. Ads designed to feed Paki ego but yet showing the need for India to be involved (in a non military conquest way) for feeding that ego.
An ad for a Paki hospital showing images of people from India - a sardar in Dilli, a brahmin in Tamil Nadu a bania in Gujrat all Kafirs making calls to fix an appointment for the world class facilities there. Indian thronging the Paki consulate for visas to visit a new mall in Karachi. All to be shown in Pakistan to pakis.
Doing this requires a little bit of out of box thinking and abundant chutzpah and the loss is only some TV ad revenue paid to Paki channels. If nothing else such ads will fuel paranoia. And if they don't it's win win for us. Appropriate WKKs could be used for saying how we are helping Pakistan improve trade and to help brotherly Kandle Kissing. The overall idea should be merely propaganda. Feed the ego. Pay some money and get a message across.