Suraj wrote:I disagree with this, not because I think I know better or that you don't, but because GoI itself has demonstrated repeated resourcefulness at coming up with new strategies that no government before it has had the cojones to use.
Problem is many of these strategies backfire spectacularly over the long term, because they aren't tied to one fundamental Qn.. what do we want TSP to be or what should we do to TSP, is it just temporary buy your peace for now...was just reading a book the other day from an IA infantry commander.. the much vaunted ceasefire implemented by the UPA at the LOC, gave moral ascendancy back to the terrorists/infiltrators and removed a key weapon in our arsenal, we could no longer throw heavy firepower at infiltrators..now this Govt has let that slide and reintroduced a robust response at the LOC, tomorrow, who knows. This lack of institutional consistency is a very big challenge. Maj Gen Bakshi keeps complaining that from his time to the lost "UPA years", there was almost a complete sea change in the manner in which Pak drove the entire agenda.. Mumbai train attacks, 26/11, the other bomb blasts.. we were just clueless.
This Govt's good work may all end up in the dustbin if a new bunch arrive with self-seeking pacifism, and bureaucrats fall over themselves to endear themselves to their new masters.
Will it succeed long term ? I don't know. Israel, despite enormously resourceful means to hit back, continues to struggle with an endless cycle of violence still. Yet, I'd rather support this approach than any other.
Israel, is no longer facing an existential threat & has the backing of the US. We are simply too blase about the whole challenge. Our entire existence post 86 or thereabouts has remained around taking the hits & not hitting back (with counter attacks in Karachi via the MQM being a rare exception). Every year that passes, the threats don't go down. With a Pakistan that is extremely frustrated, and provokes a fight with its Corpse Commanders happily believing that effete Hindus will back down & hence they need not worry about an exit strategy.. the risk is huge.
Israel is just facing a manpower swarm & none of its neighbours are nuke armed (yet), though KSA supposedly has a few loaned from Pak.. but in our case, what are we going to do when faced with the fight to end all fights? We are woefully underprepped for that. We either need to drop the entire moral high road angle and take the obvious path (Baloch/Sindh/internal dissatisfaction aspect) whilst pretending to be talk-talk (in PVNRs words, talk-talk, hit-hit) Or prep for a conventional conflict at a scale, which we are so far not prepped for, to the degree necessary.
I don't think it's possible to have any sort of collective satisfaction in this matter; one man's propaganda is another propah g*andu. It's far too subjective a matter to waste time and effort convincing one another of
My point is not that its propah g*andu or not.. it very well might be. But its what makes the Pak masses twitch, jump, and respond to. I have long learnt one thing..we are fundamentally wired differently in how we process information. The Indian brain is trained by circumstance, culture etc to adhere to some satyemeva jayate sort of thing. The "other side" believes in "maula jatt" & has fallen for it hook line and sinker. You want them to dance, play their music.
If cartoon network works on them vs some fractal analysis, use cartoon network & make them dance to your tune.