Modi Resisting Peace Process Because of Elections in India: Pak
| Virendra Kumar Gaur, Former IG, BSF - 07 Mar 2019

Window on Pakistan Media - 5

Modi Resisting Peace Process Because of Elections in India: Pak Media


By VK Gaur

This is the 5th episode of a series on coverage in Pakistani Media about Indo- Pak Relations started by our Indian Observer Post for our readers in India and abroad. Here is link of our first episode  your suggestions are welcome. Yesterday we had published:

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New Delhi, March 07, 2019:

Pak press persists with their fake stories of shooting Indian warplanes and foiling of aggressive postures of Indian Navy in Arabian sea by its mighty navy. It continues to prove that Balakot operation of IAF was a total washout. The press is adoring peace initiatives of Pakistan and action initiated against terror outfits in Pakistan. 

Did Indian Submarine Entered Pak Waters? By VK Gaur -  


PAK PRESS 7 March 2019

Daily Pakistan

Islamabad, March 07, 2019: Pakistan has once again proven its military prowess in the backdrop of repeated acts of aggression by India as it thwarted an attempt by Indian submarine to enter its water, with details of the operation much more interesting than anticipated.

Although India is claiming that its INS Kalvari (S21) submarine wanted to be visible so it showed up, the details portray an altogether different story ratifying Pakistan’s naval superiority over its eastern neighbour.

In actual, Kalvari is a diesel-electric submarine and generally, a submarine is powered by batteries but the batteries, in turn, are needed to be regularly charged like a smartphone.

Did Indian Submarine Enter Pak Waters? By VK Gaur

The battery charger in case of a submarine is the diesel engine but the engine cannot work underwater because there is no oxygen there which is needed to burn the fuel; the absence of oxygen compels a submarine to surface and charge the batteries at periscope depth.

Window on Pakistan Media By VK Gaur -

In order to avoid visibility by rivals, submarines come to the surface during the night and Indian submarine also opted the same technique as it stayed underwater all day and tried to stay close to Pakistan’s coa


The British news agency Reuters says high-resolution satellite images show buildings which India claimed its warplanes had hit in Balakot killing a large number of “militants” still standing at the site.

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The images produced by Planet Labs, a San Francisco-based private satellite operator has shown at least six buildings on the site six days after the airstrike. The image is virtually unchanged from an April 2018 satellite facility.

There are no discernible holes in the roofs of buildings, no signs of blown-out walls, displaced trees around the site or other signs of an aerial attack.

India’s foreign and defense ministries did not reply to Reuters’ emailed questions sent in the past few days seeking comment on what is shown in the satellite images and whether they undermine its official statements on the airstrikes.

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•      Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan had hit the IAF fighter jet in a rare aerial engagement between the air forces of two nuclear-armed neighbours on Feb 27

•      FM Qureshi also paid tribute to Sqn Leader Hassan Siddiqui, who downed an Indian MiG 21 Bison during the dogfight over LoC

Pakistan has revealed the names of its pilots who shot down two Indian warplanes last week, in a fierce aerial engagement over the Line of Control, which divides the disputed and divided region of Jammu and Kashmir.

“Two Indian planes were shot down by Pakistan air force on February 27,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told the country’s Parliament Wednesday in a formal announcement for the first time.He named them as Squadron Leader Hassan Siddiqui and Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan, saying he wanted to “pay tribute” to them both.

A day after IAF fighter jets claimed to have hit a militant camp in Balakot in Pakistan, early dawn on Feb 26 saw retaliation from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).

After an aerial engagement in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector the next day (Feb 27), Pakistan claimed that it captured one Indian pilot.

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The downed pilot was identified as Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthman and seen in a video of what appears to be an interview at a Pakistani Air base, in which he praised the professionalism of Pakistan Army but denies to share any sensitive information.

His warplane, MiG 21 Bison, hit by Sqn Leader Hassan Siddiqui, had crashed on Pakistani side of the Line of Control, while the second IAF fighter jet Sukhoi Su-30, which was downed by Wing Commander Nauman Ali Khan, landed on the Indian side.

While the capture IAF pilot, Abhinandan, was returned to India Friday, crossing the Wagah border on foot, the fate of the second Indian pilot is still unknown.

India, for its part, agrees that a second plane was shot down – but says it was a Pakistani plane, which Pakistan denies.

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In recent days the nuclear-armed Asian countries have come closer to conflict than in years, after a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir killed 40 Indian paramilitaries on Feb 14.

Twelve days later, Indian jets bombed what New Delhi called a “terrorist training camp deep inside Pakistan

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The United States is pushing for direct talks between Pakistan and India to ensure that the ongoing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours do not get out of hands, officials here said on Wednesday.

Pakistan has shown its willingness to open channel of communications with India either ‘overt or covert’ but India has so far refused to respond positively.

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Not only the US but also other players, including Saudi Arabia, have been making efforts to convince India for some level of engagement with Pakistan. In fact, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir had to put on hold his visit to the region after India’s lukewarm response to the diplomatic efforts for de-escalation in the tensions.

Jubeir was supposed to travel to Islamabad and New Delhi on the last weekend as part of efforts to mediate between the two countries. Observers believe that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is resisting such diplomatic manoeuvres because of domestic compulsions as well as the upcoming elections in India.

But the international players are persuading the Modi administration to at least open some channels of communications with Pakistan. The two neighbours do not even have any ‘backchannel’ at the moment. The conversation between the two countries, if there is any, is being done through interlocutors mainly the United States.


Even the director general military operations (DGMOs), who interact once in a week through their hotline, have not spoken to each other since India launched the so-called airstrikes targeting the alleged terrorist camps of banned Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM).

On Tuesday, Pakistan announced a series of steps aimed at seeking de-escalation in tensions. One of the steps includes Pakistan’s desire to restore the military-to-military contact between the two countries.

Other measures include Pakistan’s decision to send back its high commissioner to New Delhi, who was recalled after the Pulwama attack. The foreign office here also announced that Pakistan would send its delegation to New Delhi for the planned talks on Kartarpur Corridor. Pakistan is hoping that India would respond positively to its moves.

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The US also confirmed that it was making efforts for ‘direct communication’ between Pakistan and India. “The position of the United States is that we urge both sides to continue to take steps to de-escalate the situation, and that includes through direct communication,” Deputy Spokesperson of the US State Department Robert Palladino told reporters in Washington on Tuesday.

He stressed that the US ‘strongly’ believed that “further military activity will exacerbate the situation”. The US official also said that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had remained in touch both with Pakistan and India during the military standoff. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi also acknowledged the positive role being played by the US in defusing the tensions between Pakistan and India.

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The current crisis was triggered after young local Kashmiri carried out a suicide attack, targeting the convoy of Indian Central Reserve Police Force in Pulwama on February 14. India was quick to blame Pakistan after the banned JeM apparently claimed responsibility for the attack.

The two countries were on the brink of war when India violated Pakistani airspace and dropped bombs near Balakot. Pakistan then retaliated with cross-border air strikes only to show India that it had the capacity and the will to hit back at the neighbour if it ever violated its sovereignty.

Islamabad gained military ascendancy after it shot down two Indian warplanes and captured one of its pilots. India claimed of shooting down a Pakistani F-16, a claimed not only rebutted by Islamabad but also international expert



WHY do Indian voters need to ink their ballot papers with the blood of Pakistanis?

Mrs Indira Gandhi tried this ploy to secure a landslide victory in the 1970s and succeeded. Mr Narendra Modi repeated the trick, and failed. Gradually, Prime Minister Modi’s bellicosity has revealed the extent to which he will go to retain a majority in the Lok Sabha. He entered India’s parliament first five years ago. He intends not to leave it until at least May 2024, if not beyond, whatever the cost to his country.

His latest ruse — a ‘pre-emptive’ IAF attack on Balakot within Pakistan’s territory — may well be his Kargil. He has sought to erase this Himalayan miscalculation by declaring with imperial disdain that he and India are one, aping Mrs Gandhi’s slogan: ‘India is Indira; Indira is India.’ Such hubris is costly. A BJP-led coalition may return to power but deny Mr Modi entry into the prime minister’s office.

Ironically, he may have assured Imran Khan a second term as Pakistan’s prime minister, and an extension for Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as COAS. After May 2019, any Indian prime minister will have to deal with the growing sagacity of one buttressed by the iron tenacity of the other.

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Napoleon once asked whether a particular marshal was lucky. Prime Minister Modi needs luck and success, and both are eluding him. While his government coerces India’s plasticine press into improbable postures of patriotism, he is being hounded by the opposition. Over 20 significant parties, led by Rahul/Sonia Gandhi’s Indian National Congress, have challenged Prime Minister Modi, accusing him of “blatant politicisation of sacrifices of armed forces by the ruling party”. It is an unprecedented indictment, a parliamentary revolt during wartime.

Modi’s government planned a diplomatic offensive by which Pakistan would be condemned for its alleged sponsorship of terrorism at the recent OIC conference in Abu Dhabi. It's External Affairs Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj expected her maiden appearance at the OIC moot as its chief guest would yield fruit. The harvest — unexpected and bitter — came wrapped in an OIC resolution that condemned, “in the strongest possible terms recent wave of Indian terrorism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir”. India, which spent years manoeuvring to have Pakistan declared a terrorist state, suddenly found itself tarred.

It is these reverses that have made Modi look outside himself for a national hero. He has encouraged idle hands in India to fabricate a papier-mâché effigy out of the surviving IAF pilot whose MiG-21 was downed by his Pakistani opponent. Even that pilot will admit that he has as little claim to heroism as the infamous U-2 Gary Powers. Each lost a horrendously expensive aircraft. Both swallowed maps instead of a suicide pill, and both were captured alive.

Gary Powers served almost two years in a Soviet prison before being exchanged for a Russian spy in 1962. The Indian pilot was released by Pakistan after two days of dignified detention. A Jain organisation (it extols pacifism) has awarded him a ‘Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar’. Is it tempting other Indian pilots to jettison their aircraft for this unheard-of honour?

The Indian Air Force is silent at this irrational recognition of its pilot’s failure. Its reticence is understandable. It cannot explain how two aircraft — a MiG-21 and a Su-30 that carries two pilots — could be lured into Pakistan territory and then downed in fair aerial combat. Or why, so the surviving pilot claims, he had our F-16 locked in sight yet neglected to destroy it?

His stricken MiG-21 fell on our side, the Su-30 on India’s. The Indians have yet to concede that the Su-30 was destroyed on impact. One of the Su-30 pilots was believed injured, the other died. Yet neither casualty receives any acknowledgement by the IAF. Whoever they were, whatever their names. 

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The Indians blame their failure on obsolete Russian MiG aircraft, and on the malodorous Rafale deal (price-tagged at €7.87 billion euros/Indian rupees 59,000 crore) concluded by Modi’s government for 36 fighter aircraft. These are yet to be supplied by a joint venture between the Croesus-rich Anil Ambani’s Reliance group and France’s Dassault Aviation.

Conversely, Pakistan has chosen to honour its PAF heroes quietly, and with sobriety. Our ace pilots — particularly Squadron Leader Hassan Siddiqui and Wing Commander Noman Ali Khan — have demonstrated that they possess the same skill and mastery over the same formidable enemy which generations of PAF warriors have shown, especially since 1965.

Winston Churchill said it of his RAF during the Battle of Britain in 1940. His unforgettable phrase (laden heavy with gratitude) expresses the sentiments ofour entire nation to our PAF heroes and to all our armed forces: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”

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(Compiled by Mr VK Gaur, former IG, BSF, who has written more than 50 Books on the issues related to Defence, Strategy and Internal security.)

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