India threatens to ‘break Pakistan into 10 pieces’

Published: December 12, 2016
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India’s home minister has turned up the war rhetoric against Pakistan, threatening to break Pakistan into ‘10 pieces’ in a statement that appears to substantiate Islamabad’s fears of Delhi’s meddling in its internal matters.

Speaking to a gathering in Indian Occupied Kashmir’s Kathua district, Rajnath Singh once again accused Pakistan of “trying to destabilise India by encouraging terrorism”, a charge Islamabad has repeatedly rejected.

Pakistan will win any war against India

“A neighbouring country of ours again and again encourages terrorism and terrorist activities to harm India,” The Times of India quoted Rajnath Singh as telling the gathering. “Pakistan has been divided into two countries. If it does not stop cross-border terrorism, it will soon be in 10 pieces,” he said.

“Our government will never let the nation to bow down its head before anyone. We cannot change our neighbours.”

Tensions between Islamabad and Delhi have been at an all-time high ever since Indian security forces killed popular Kashmir separatist leader Burhan Wani in July this year. Since then, the two  nuclear-armed neighbours have been locked in a standoff along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary due to regular ceasefire violations by India which have cost both civilians and military personnel their lives.

Pakistani forces have responded in turn, inflicting numerous casualties on the Indian forces.

During that time, Indian troops and military installations in Occupied Kashmir have been repeatedly attacked by rebels. India has blamed these attacks on ‘Pakistan-based militants’ – a charge Pakistan has repeatedly denied.

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Islamabad, in turn, has denounced both Delhi’s accusations and its ceasefire violations as attempts to detract attention away from mass protests in Occupied Kashmir which erupted after Wani’s killing.

Pakistan has also accused India of carrying out subversive activities, particularly in Balochistan and Karachi, in a bid to destabilise the country.

Earlier this year Pakistani security officials arrested senior RAW operative Kulbhushan Yadav and obtained a video confession in which he admitted that his country was involved in sabotage attempts in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 12th, 2016.

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  • AA_Southpaw
    Dec 12, 2016 - 9:51AM

    I think it was India that broke into 2 pieces in 1947.

    It’s not like India got the land of Bengal in 1971.

    That land was also separated from India in 1947.Recommend

  • PrasadDeccani
    Dec 12, 2016 - 9:53AM

    Very disgusting statement from India.Recommend

  • Sid
    Dec 12, 2016 - 9:53AM

    Some politician making silly comment does not reflect the whole of India’s sentiment. Instead of making tall claims as “India making threats, blah blah”, just report the news as is.Recommend

  • PrakashG
    Dec 12, 2016 - 10:02AM

    That does appear as the only practical way to make the SA region peaceful.Recommend

  • PakSal
    Dec 12, 2016 - 10:14AM

    @PrakashG:
    The only practical solution to make region peaceful is to let Kashmiris decide their future instead of dreaming in broad daylight.Recommend

  • patriot
    Dec 12, 2016 - 10:16AM

    He didn’t say that India will do it. Recommend

  • IBN E ASHFAQUE
    Dec 12, 2016 - 10:27AM

    India is exhibiting frustration at the hands of freedom fighters in Indian occupied kashmir………Recommend

  • just_someone
    Dec 12, 2016 - 11:11AM

    Modi’s demonetization move has been a total disaster which is why he is pointing finger at pak to make his blind supporters not see the reality of the situation…Recommend

  • Mahboob Ahmed
    Dec 12, 2016 - 11:13AM

    If a person is devoid of sense, he / she may say anything against anyone. This universe is not running with the wishes of Indian immature & non-visionary politicians. Such types of illicit remarks against Pakistan has always been an effort of gaining cheap popularity. If you are so desirous of breaking Pakistan, lets open up the all out war. InshaAllah world will witness, who breaks whom. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Dec 12, 2016 - 12:03PM

    A u-turn in hostile policies from Pakistan’s side is needed. India should be the strongest trading partner of Pakistan, like it is with Bangladesh. Say NO to animosity.Recommend

  • FAS
    Dec 12, 2016 - 1:15PM

    These childish statements should not be taken seriously. BJP survives on war mongering which suits its hawkish politics. BJP policies will eventually result in breaking of India into many independent states. Recommend

  • Salman
    Dec 12, 2016 - 1:56PM

    I don’t know how current General of Pakistan will respond to this statement or our foreign office or our ISPR. But one thing I am sure of is that, India would have thought a million times before giving such a statement if General Raheel Sharif was still the head of forces of Pakistan.Recommend

  • Gulzar
    Dec 12, 2016 - 2:51PM

    Even two or four freedom fighters in IOK keep brigade of indian on heels for hours and daysY to finally take them over.You will fight with Pak army,the soldiers of Allah and Islam???Pakistan army is really capable of defeating you and cut to size once for all.But you people have no vanity except Sikh community.Recommend

  • Londonwala
    Dec 12, 2016 - 2:53PM

    Had India actually implemented breaking Pakistan into pieces over last 20 years, we would have not had Mumbai Uri Pathankot and the number of people and soldiers who had to sacrifice their lives.

    Irrespective of whether India breaks Pakistan or not, Balochistan will soon gain independence from a shameful state which conducts nuclear tests in Balochistan and on its natives. The genocide and attrocities on Baloch people should end soon.Recommend

  • Raisani
    Dec 12, 2016 - 3:16PM

    This Naag Raj Singh is not more than a snake charmer. He shouldn’t make claims above his level. Recommend

  • Faz
    Dec 12, 2016 - 3:41PM

    Looking at how demoralized Pakistanis have become after failure of every institute to prosecute Nawaz Sharif, his dreams may not be too far after all. A system of injustice just can’t go on for too long.Recommend

  • curious2
    Dec 12, 2016 - 8:11PM

    Seems like India and Pakistan have another thing in common – Interior Ministers who talk before they think. Recommend

  • Newton
    Dec 13, 2016 - 4:57AM

    Keep breaking keep making it’s better as all is gone tomorrow Recommend

  • Ghulam qadir
    Dec 13, 2016 - 10:31AM

    @PrakashG:
    You really want a nuclear war .are you insane or just suicidalRecommend

  • PrakashG
    Dec 13, 2016 - 11:36AM

    @Ghulam qadir:
    No, I don’t want a nuclear war; and a disintegrated Pakistan will be less of a nuclear threat to the world.
    BTW, I agree with you that those who threaten with a nuclear war are either insane or suicidal.Recommend

  • Blunt
    Dec 13, 2016 - 12:25PM

    India can’t divert world attention from its atrocities on innocent Kashmir people by making such stupid and rubbish statements. BTW is this guy India’s Foreign Minister to be eligible to comment on Foreign affairs? Recommend

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