Feb 29, 2024
Feb 29, 2024
Honourable Prime Minister,
Nuclear proliferation renders terrorism potentially fatal. Once again a terrorist strike near Ambala railway station was averted by the police. Intelligence sources claim evidence about Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) attempting to revive terrorism and separatism in Punjab by creating an alliance between the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Babar Khalsa.
How long will this nation endure terror, tension and destabilization?
The stupidity of successive Indian governments in dealing with China and Pakistan has now started to haunt the nation. Despite the government’s ineptitude and corruption the Indian economy has thrived thanks to the ingenuity of Indian businessmen. But now that too is being threatened. The corruption, lack of governance and security threats are rapidly reducing the nation’s attractiveness as an investment destination. Foreign direct investment has started to shrink. Moves by China and Pakistan continue to destabilize the nation. Up till now independent India has never launched a war. We have fought wars launched against us. Nor should we ever start to launch wars. But why can we not insist upon peace with our neighbours? And if they fail to deliver that to us, why can we not in the best traditions of Mahatma Gandhi launch a total non-cooperation movement to achieve peace?
How might a unique national non-cooperation movement against neighbouring nations be launched?
These are the eight steps required if New Delhi is serious about stopping the present rot. India is being bled through a thousand cuts. For the last fifty years successive governments have refused to heed warnings given by this writer and other security analysts. The nation has paid a heavy price for past lapses by authority. This time around the price to be paid could be fatal.
It is time to tell our neighbours and the world:
“Give us peace or face our passive resistance!”
If India takes the lead, other nations might follow. How long will the world tolerate governments promoting terrorism?
More by : Dr. Rajinder Puri
|I hope the PM and the foreign ministry mandarins read this piece and act on it with single minded, passionate intent.