It seems like surgical strikes have made a deep impact on Pakis. They might have lost some prized assets. ISPR munnas like this author are frustrated and ranting incoherently.https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/154682-Doing-the-same-thing-over-and-over-again
By Mosharraf Zaidi
The total national income (GDP) of India in 2015 was $2,074 billion. During the same period, Pakistan’s GDP was $270 billion. This is not a small difference. But it gets bigger when we consider the trajectory that these two countries are on.
When US National Security Adviser Susan Rice calls evil geniuses like Ajit Doval to pat them on the back for his post-Uri info-ops, she is not signing up to become an RSS sevak. She is doing the math that her country’s taxpayers pay her to do
Pakistan has serious problems with India, and history has established the limited scope available to seek solutions. The most Pakistan can do is to make sure that Kashmir continues to be something we remind the world of regularly. Even this our impotent Foreign Office is incapable of doing, because the Foreign Office and its people have historically been happier being the outward-facing supplicants to power in the twin cities, rather than being serious, thoughtful diplomats.
All the while forgetting that even without a single consulate, Indian ingress in Kabul is deep and thick enough to build and sustain a narrative of Pakistan’s state institutions that mirrors that of the most rabid and cartoonish voices in New Delhi, the New York Times and other places.
The old broken record deserves a hearing for its pure, unadulterated truth: by not cracking down on the operational freedoms enjoyed by the Haqqani Network, we have done more to help India than anything India has done in Afghanistan itself. The Indian aid rupees we are told of are not disproportionately higher than aid provided by Pakistan. Yet the Indian brand is accompanied by posters of Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra.
He thinks throwing some cash is gonna buy good will of Afghanistan while killing its citizens in terror attacks. Also interesting he chose two Hindu actors to name his point about Indian brand when usually it's SRK who gents mentioned. So India = Hindu, Pakistan = Muslim. Hindu vs Muslim.
Our brand is accompanied by whatever is the most recent attack in Afghanistan
Since the Uri attack, we are learning something about the murderous nature of perceptions. A foolhardy feeding frenzy of hatred in India is exposing the truth about India’s journey toward being a global superpower. Suffice it to say, this is a trip that has barely begun, and already it shows the fragility that comes with having about three Pakistan-fuls of people living below the poverty line. India is no America, or Russia, or China. It is barely India. One could write volumes on India’s economic, social, and political limitations.
Pakhtun identity, and its deep links with Afghanistan, should have always been the lubricant that welded together either side of the Attock River. Instead it has been problematised, inter-generationally, with new and improved variant strains of the problem emerging with alarming frequency. For a country that has mismanaged Fata for as long as we have, the ham-fisted national discourse on absorbing Fata into the country properly is as resplendent a display of low-IQ, iodine-free discourse as one will find. We should tread delicately as we guffaw at the wild prime-time bellicosity on Indian news channels. Their stupidity is directed at us. Ours is directed at us too.
In Washington DC, unlike Islamabad, there is clarity. You cannot have your left hand tinker with the HQN, LeT, JuD, JeM, and have your right hand shake Ash Carter’s or Susan Rice’s or anyone else’s. The November election in American will change almost nothing for Pakistan. India’s bad guys are America’s bad guys, and eventually they will be bad guys for our new almost-BFF Vladimir Putin and old, reliable BFF, the Communist Party of China. Either President Trump or President Clinton will continue lecturing Pakistan. Our toes may curl at the sight of their snivelling arrogance – but it is we who have provided them with the tools to speak at us with such disdain.