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Intensity on Line of Control; Who is Responsible?

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Currently, LOC depicts like an oven with grams being roasted. LOC, which stands for Line of Control, is a de facto border that separates the two parts of Kashmir respectively controlled by India and Pakistan. It is overwhelmingly militarized as both adversaries (India & Pakistan) have deployed troops in thousands in pursuit of territorial defense.


The intensity of rivalry that is outcome of half a century long various and diverse disputes, is likely to be observed as the skirmishes between the deployed antagonistic soldiers continue until the date, the article is being prepared.

Tranquility grew into intensity when Indian warplanes though UAVs penetrated Pakistani air boundaries and hovered on the Sialkot Sector on June 11, 2013. It subsequently followed the perilous events of air violations. Nonetheless, the scenario attracted the world's attention when the saga stimulated ahead and took the guise of offenses across the LOC. The Pakistan army officials assert that one Pakistani valiant soldier caught in the machine gun fire and lost consequently his life. Parallely, Indians allege that Pakistani troops vehemently reached at the bastions the Indian Army has erected for defense and chapped up five contingents.

These controversial assertions beget the two countries reach at the angst against each other. However, Indian kings of arms appeared irrational and were patently seen warmongers as they stated to torment what dares to move forward towards Indian soil. This is essentially unfair to behave specifically when the Pakistani-sitting regime is keen in making South Asia conflict free and living peacefully. Significantly, the rhetoric Indian project seems worthless as the two officials stated  contrarily   Simply, Indian army officials explained that the offenders were Pakistani troops. On the other hand, Antoney harped on that the killers were activists of jihadist organizations dressing Pakistan army uniforms. [i]

Accordingly, the Indian claims drop candor because of certain reasons. Firstly, the statements made respectively by army incumbents and the ministry of defense contradict which stigmatizes it as lie. That is why the claims labored by the Indians are no more than allegations. Secondly, if the offenders hail from Pakistan army or come off a jihadist network sponsored by ISI, it is a crazy effort that Pakistanis may articulate.

Arguably, in both circumstances, the Pakistan army was going to unveil its suspected character in the sights of the international community and was subject to both UNO and the international community's pressure. Thirdly, the unending series of Pakistani airs infiltration by the Indian surveillance planes coincides with the pertinent decisions, made in the security conference, chaired by Indian Defense Minister, convened on August 3, 2013 in New Delhi. The Indian head of government avowed to enhance the security mechanisms on the boundaries shared with China and LoC as well. [ii] The conference succeeded the heinous acts of the cross border firing and air violations.

Surprisingly, these acts don not seem, perpetrated by Pakistani adventurists because Pakistan is embroiled in internal chaos like situation and complex economic as well as energy crisis. Being entailed in combats with India is to kindle the said swamp like crisis further. Thus, no one in Pakistan will cherish to leave the country, already full of thorns, in quagmire by pulling it towards war scenario. The condemn-able acts that Indian exerts are the part of strategies that someone else tends to accomplish in the region that is imperatively required to be scrutinized.

Awkwardly, the ongoing scenario reveals that each Indian policy initiative is engineered to inflict harms towards Pakistan and not let the peace process be fecund. Why? The Indians have illegally diverted the western rivers water (Indus, Jhelum and Chenab).

 The Indians have even pulled Pakistani cricketers into cases and pawed the way to disqualify the bowlers and batsmen of worth acumen. Two days ago, Chenab is heavily inundated which pours out the surrounding areas of the river. Many believe that the Chenab deluge is sneakily committed by New Delhi.

Coherently speaking, Pakistan needs a space to build the war torn country. It cannot sustain a war like situation. That is why Mian Nawaz Sharif (Pakistani Prime Minister) propounded that India and Pakistan should peacefully live and manage to solve the problems through dialogue. [iii] A congress leader in New Delhi reiterates the same logic emphasizes on dialogues not war for the solution of the existing problems between the two states. Luckily, Pakistani PM during the recent clashes avoided from making a statement that may add fuel to fire but expressed his voice reasonably.  

Finally, Indian and Pakistani governments should impartially launch an investigation for who is igniting antagonism between Islamabad and New Delhi. Under circumstances of co-existence, India can maintain the growth of GDP, make economically progress and become a developed nation. In situation of seeking hegemonic designs, it cannot stabilize its own country and the region as well. Vitally, if both (Pakistan & India) live peacefully and take a sigh of relief, the future of South Asia is vivid which may also groom the stability in the world.

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