Old mantra of Surgical Strikes
India is not able to forget its old intonation of surgical strikes.India with its inherent animosity towards Pakistan keeps on adding fuel to fire through different means. Instead of trying to have better strategic relations and as nuclear neighbours where both are expected to act normally but, Indian side is seen as igniting any issue and grabbing the matter for long. 2016 was a disturbed year between India and Pakistan not only on case of Burhan Wani but on issue of cross border terrorism and surgical strikes. India created a melodrama of surgical strike just to divert attention of rest of world and particularly regional players from its nefarious activities in Kashmir and arms race in South Asian region.To make a situation like war, India created hysteria among masses by broadcasting on and off that Pakistan starts firing across line of control and India answers fully Pakistani violations anywhere. India keeps its rhetoric just to give shield to its brutalities in Kashmir and divert world focus on Pakistan, India escalates tensions which actually India fabricates for its easy escape. India claimed that it made surgical strike in Pakistan to teach it a lesson and to stop Pakistan from state sponsoring terrorism.Pakistan on other side to show the world real picture about India propaganda of surgical strikes made local and international media visit LOC. The media was allowed to visit the military’s check posts and interact with the local population, who categorically denied presence of Indian boots on Pakistani soil.
Inappropriately India with its inherent nature of animosity is all set to release another episode of surgical strike saga. According to Indian media sources on first anniversary of surgical strike which it conducted in September, 2016 India is releasing book hoopla. India’s repeated reinforcement of surgical strike narration is coming in form of two books. One is “Securing India The Modi Way: Pathankot, Surgical Strikes and More” by Nitin A.Gokhale and other is “India’s Most Fearless: Of Surgical Strikes and Tales of Bravery”. Suing a victorious surgical strike Lt Gen D S Hooda (retd) of Indian Army said “we went across the Line of Control at multiple places under Pakistan’s 10 Corps and caught them by total surprise. It embarrassed the Pakistan Army so much that their immediate action was denial. And it shocked them so much that they went overboard in their reaction”. While boosting about Indian plans to launch surgical strike Gen Hooda said that “yes we are ready. In some ways, the glass ceiling has been shattered. The Special Forces have gained tremendous confidence in their ability to execute a complex operation in very hostile territory. They have been exposed to the planning processes that go into making such operations a success”. And lastly Gen Hooda statement of keeping adversary under pressure exposes the Indian resentment against Pakistan. Not only his words show that India was deterred by Pakistan on LoC but the feeling of revenge and defeat still loams around Indian Army.