Cross-border tension: ‘Nukes enabled Pakistan to deter Indian aggression’

Published: October 20, 2014
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Speakers say western states backing Modi against Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Speakers say western states backing Modi against Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: 

A number of speakers addressing a seminar on Sunday claimed that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had adopted an aggressive stance against Pakistan with western backing.

They were speaking at a seminar organised by the Tech Society Club. The seminar was titled Pakistan’s Present Political Situation and Indian Aggression. They said western countries were conspiring against Pakistan as it was a nuclear power.

Qayyum Nizami, a columnist, said Narendra Modi was politically affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had said that Pakistanis would prefer eating grass to become a nuclear power than submitting to India.  Nizami said the nuclear weapons programme had made Pakistan capable of challenging India’s hegemonic designs.  He said Pakistan-India disputes should be resolved through diplomacy. Nizami said economic and political stability would be a powerful deterrent against Indian aggression.

Pakistan Visionary Forum president Muhammad Sadiq said India wanted to capture the country’s resources.  Salman Abid, an analyst, said India had tried to sow internal discord in Pakistan through Iran and Afghanistan. He said that most political parties worldwide were supported by business conglomerates to protect their interests.

He said this was the reason behind widespread poverty in India.

Former Punjab University Mass Communication chairman Mugheesuddin Sheikh said Pakistan was lagging behind the world in intellectual development.

He said it was imperative to focus on the youth to bring about a positive change. Sheikh said most political parties in Pakistan did not respect democratic principles.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 20th, 2014.

 

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Ahmad
    Oct 20, 2014 - 10:45AM

    I hate PPP but thanks Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, we owe you big!

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  • Reddy
    Oct 20, 2014 - 10:50AM

    “Muhammad Sadiq said India wanted to capture the country’s resources”

    i really wanted to know what those resources are…if this said guy is the visionary of pakistan, indians need to sit back and buy popcorn as the fun unfolds infront of their eyes..

    “Pakistanis would prefer eating grass to become a nuclear power than submitting to India”
    and the moral of the story is they kept on eating gross.

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  • Yogi
    Oct 20, 2014 - 11:02AM

    If these Pakistani ‘intellectuals’ spent as much time in analysing the problems that Pakistan is faced with, as they spent in dissecting India’s moves, they might be able to make something of their country. Else it will just sink into a morass of depravity and terror, and perhaps might end up being nuked out of existence by either their American or Chinese benefactors.

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  • Rizwan Akhter
    Oct 20, 2014 - 11:50AM

    Indeed, Nukes have deterred India. The arch Rival India with huge military along with sophisticated weapons and having conventional superiority over Pakistan, It cannot retaliate massively against Pakistan. It is because, India is well aware of nuclear capability of Pakistan.

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  • Roosh
    Oct 20, 2014 - 12:29PM

    Since the partition of sub continent both India and Pakistan have under gone major wars. This is the very presence of nuclear weapons that created strategic parity to some extent between the two states. Decision taken by the Pakistani establishment was very wise and must be appreciated that if Pakistan have not been a nuclear power to day then probably India out of its hegemonic status would have exploited Pakistan at several occasions. Possessing nuclear weapons by Pakistan is a blessing. As India is very much running under the guidance and governance of aggressive personality Modi so its is the time to talk diplomatically rather making the regional peace invulnerable for the people of both countries.

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  • Sundas
    Oct 20, 2014 - 12:58PM

    This is a fact that these are the very nuclear weapons which makes Pakistan safe and secure against an hostile adversary. Nuclear deterrence is been fully established in South Asian threatened environment against Indian aggression. It is the Indian expansionist policy which enabled the region to reach at the brink of nuclear exchange. Pakistan is categorically very concrete to protect its statehood against any odds and this is an inherited right of a country.

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