shiv wrote:Pakistan is now giving commando training to its jihadis - so we can expect some deadly attacks. We must prepare.
One of the things that appears to me to be happening is that Pakistan is now "beyond caring" about what anyone says. So I believe we have some interesting times ahead.
I for one believe that the IA will be giving it back to them hard. This is what I hear from chaiwala's brother in law. These attacks are revenge for what was done to Pakis in the last round.
I concur. These are irrational creatures - they have gone past the stage of caring about outside opinion or even the long term consequences of what they are doing. The current government seems to follow a policy of talking softly and carrying a big stick. We saw it in last border firing. Pakistanis are better prepared now - they immediately killed some high value terror targets of interest to Khans to deflect any pressure from international community. We can be rest assured that their border troops are safe inside Cheen constructed bunkers and tunnels.
The hard response you speak about should not be by IA, imho. It should be a covert operation to take down the LeT / PA infrastructure where the commandos are trained for subversive activities inside India. LeT has a special air wing that has been getting trained for past several years. We may get some surprise from them as well if we do not take them out in Pukiland. Remember how LTTE built tiny planes that can take off from fields and used it to drop crude bombs in SL?
To repeat, our response should be well inside Pukiland to take down their critical terror infrastructure (with some amount of deniability) and not artillery firing across IB. Artillery firing across IB can also be done after 5th phase of polling for optics but not as the primary mode of retaliation. Also we are yet to unleash economic warfare on Pukiland. Since textiles is the primary export industry of Pukis, where we and Bangladesh are strong, we can use the opportunity to undertake subtle dumping and aggressive pricing through indirect subsidies to take down Puki textile industry. Let them feel the heat militarily, diplomatically and economically.
I wonder if we can get some traders to indulge in currency speculation to send Puki currency to 150 for a dollar? That way this excuse of country would not benefit from fall in gasoline prices.