With the Islamic Republic of Pakistan not only having thrown down the gauntlet challenging India but also before doing so administering a figurative slap on the face of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose Government called off Foreign Secretary level talks for precisely the reason that the Islamic Republic had the temerity to meet with Mohammadden separatists, I fervently hope to see a 56 inch chest response. I keep fingers and toes crossed that the earlier spark of pugnacity displayed by our PM has not become a fire extinguishing load of pusillanimity a’la the surrender at Sharm El Sheikh:
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Meanwhile I am not very sanguine that robust punitive retaliatory action against the Islamic Republic will take place despite leaks of anonymous Government officials. Reminds me of our Defence establishment’s reaction to shelling at the LoC/IB going by the comparative body count in the two countries with the higher number of Indian deaths sought to talked down by statement of “befitting reply” being made by our Defense Minister, Manohar Parrikkar.
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What that means is not spelled out.