ldev wrote:Finally, in the worst case scenario (as is implied by some journalists) if this whole incident was a staged operation, with a dummy boat with nobody on board and the PIB release was simply designed to burnish the national security credentials of the Modi Government, it will not be the first time that Governments around the world do such things and will not be the last time either. Either way, it sends a message to Pakistan, that from now on, India will not take prisoners. If indeed this operation was supervised by Ajit Doval, he is actually practicing his offensive-defensive strategy and sending a very clear message to Pakistan.
Think about it this way. The boat was captured, and the men are now 'singing' in the deep dungeons of an unknown place in India. In the cat-mouse game of espionage, sometimes an overt message needs to be sent. Perception matter. So the captured boat is taken to the seas, and doused with some cheap kerosene bought using Aadhar cards from a local ration shop. Then matches from Sivakasi is used to light up the boat and send a message. All the eggsperts are used to explosives, IEDs, diesel, petro and ityadi flames. They are confused by this glow which is kerosene + palmoil + dirty water from coovum. This potent fuel does not burn the way one would expect.
To me this is clearly a case of India 1. Pakistan 0. War and politics are dirty, and one expects a government to fully indulge in 'dirt' against enemies. It becomes a problem only if the government engages in dirty business with its own citizens. Since these were not citizens of India, India has the moral right to indulge in a kind of warfare that best suits its immediate and long term interests.
Sometimes when one thinks about India bungling, it could be staged too you know
If we arm chair spies, soldiers and strategists could think of so many angles; I expect trained professionals to be miles ahead of us. Sure they will blunder.
Rama killed Ravana and returned to Ayodhya. We celebrate Deepavalli. Aam kao aur gutli fekh do yar. I hope one does not need step by step instructions to eat an mango onlee: http://www.livestrong.com/article/48193 ... ango-seed/