Modi likely to use 'military force' if terror attack traced to Pakistan: former US diplomat

Published: February 7, 2015
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Robert Blackwill. PHOTO: Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared US

Robert Blackwill. PHOTO: Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared US

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to use ‘military force’ if the next terrorist attack in India is traced back to Pakistan, a former top US diplomat warned,  according to the Economic Times.

“Every Indian prime minister, since the attack on the parliament in Delhi 15 years ago, has seriously considered a military response to such incidents but stepped back,” Former US Ambassador to India Robert Blackwill told reporters during a conference call organised by think-tank Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). “I believe sentiments inside India have changed substantially and I think the incumbent premier, Narendra Modi,  is unlikely to step back.”

“If there is a major terror bid, links to which are found in Pakistan, I think the India prime minister is likely to use military force. It is not a certainty, though,” Blackwill said.

The former diplomat, who is also known to be a keen observer of South Asian affairs, said Modi’s predecessors have been briefed by the Indian military but never went forward on their advice. This, he said, may change given that Modi’s personality is different from previous Indian head of states and that the public opinion in the country has also changed.

Stephen Cohen, senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institute, agreed with the former diplomat that Prime Minister Modi’s response to a terrorist attack emanating from Pakistan would be different from his predecessors.

“If there was another Mumbai attack-like offensive, which I do not think is likely to happen, the Indian response may be different,” Cohen said.

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  • zara
    Feb 7, 2015 - 6:11PM

    Lolz. Pathetic loosers trust me may ALLAH insult and reverse your evil plans right back on your faceRecommend

  • raider
    Feb 7, 2015 - 6:22PM

    India plz check your weapons and have go through international reports about Pakistan s’ weaponry and nuclear arsenal, also be conscious that Pakistan carrying nuclear weapons with full-fledged, ballistic and cruise missiles with a vibrant air force. Any naïve hitler agenda follower could help do this

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  • salman
    Feb 7, 2015 - 6:31PM

    lol. india has been behind TTP all this long.
    We should nuke delhi if the Indians wish to act like bullies.

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  • Dr.M.M. Khan
    Feb 7, 2015 - 6:45PM

    What the diplomat is saying is widely known. India has three military options on it’s horizon.

    1) Local punitive action and withdrawl

    2) Generalised attack with main thrust in Kashmir.

    3) The horrible unthinkable—Nuclear option.

    The much maligned President Musharraf was alive to all the above that is why he mentioned the 15 miles option of going nuclear if this limit was exeeded. Being a soldier he knew where Lahore is situated.

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  • samir
    Feb 7, 2015 - 7:04PM

    And vice versa. Next attack on pakistan from Afghanistan soil will need a fix in India

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  • Asad Khan
    Feb 7, 2015 - 7:17PM

    “If there is a major terror bid, links to which are found in Pakistan, I think the India prime minister is likely to use military force. It is not a certainty, though,” Blackwill said.

    His Excellency, you should know that India does not have the physical capability right now to carry out a successful surgical strike let alone have the courage / will to do so.

    Yes, India is trying very hard to increase the level of mobility of its forces, which is some time away (the massive purchase order of US Built Transport Helos / Craft, Lightweight Artillery etc ) but gordian-knot to all this is Pak is also systematically upgrading its capacity all be it on slow but steady pace.

    So, at the end it will be a ‘No Joy’

    “If there was another Mumbai attack-like offensive, which I do not think is likely to happen, the Indian response may be different,” Cohen said.

    Oh, by the way your excellency, any other Samjhota like incident and your beloved 21st Century partner won’t be in a position to ‘pivot’ you against China

    regards,

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  • Patriot
    Feb 7, 2015 - 7:27PM

    Lolz…so funny

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  • UTPAL
    Feb 7, 2015 - 7:39PM

    By saying about all these imaginary and nonsense threats they only tempted both the countries to buy more arms from them. Lawmakers of both the countries should understand this.

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Feb 7, 2015 - 7:54PM

    @raider : What the Senator meant is that Modi will go after your infrastructure – electricity, water, roads, etc.

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  • Dr. Khalid
    Feb 7, 2015 - 8:02PM

    Tell Modi its not the helpless people you killed. You better watch it! The Duranies, Ghaznawies, Suries, Yousafzais, Khattaks and so on are still their on the north west of Pakistan!

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  • ravi
    Feb 7, 2015 - 8:27PM

    Hope the words of ex diplomat never comes true and that Pakistan do reigns on its assets.

    The pakistani commentators should take the whole situation in positive manner and pressurize their govt to reign in such elements.Recommend

  • DNiwasi
    Feb 7, 2015 - 8:31PM

    @zara:
    You dont even feel an iota of shame in invoking the name of Allah ! Why would Allah make it difficult for India and not Pakistan that fosters terrorism?

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  • HZ
    Feb 7, 2015 - 8:45PM

    What an immature statement. As if we are sitting here with our hands tied to our backs. Obviously there will be strikes back on India and no one will win. Only destruction.

    ET please publish I dont know why you keep blocking my comments.

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 7, 2015 - 8:49PM

    UN Resolutions on Kashmir should be implemented.

    India should stop supporting the TTP and BLA backed terror in Pakistan.

    I think the Indians will get a rude surprise in the event of any stupid incursion into or attack on Pakistan.

    Let them dream.

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  • Maqsood Ahmed Soomro
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:05PM

    It comes as no surprise at all.India was yearning to do it for a while and perhaps now they have the muscle to back thier claim.

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  • Pakistani
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:21PM

    @Maqsood Ahmed Soomro:

    There a huge question marks on who actually carried out Mumbai attack, Indian Parliament attack, and teh recent fishing boat sinking incident.

    There are strong suspicions they were false flag ops by Indian intelligence to discredit Pakistan. so they can easily engineer another self inflicted wound.

    In the event of any attack, I suspect Pakistan’s response will be swift and very painful to the Indian armed forces.

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  • mubashar shahid
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:31PM

    @ravi:
    what abt the indians regining in their RAW backed agents in afghanistan and pakistan?? Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:31PM

    @DNiwasi:
    Nahh no shame.
    (Expresstribune why not publushing my second comment)Recommend

  • raider
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:43PM

    @Arijit Sharma: stay with your slums, even Mumbai with having 60% inhabitants struggling to live in proper habitat, farmers struggling and committing suicides, army personals are committing suicide, rudimentary atomic programme with faulty missile program, what a enjoyment in under world of Mumbai, here in Pakistan army personnels and farmers never commit suicide, with world one of the quality atomic arsenals at disposal, but only unfortunate is Pakistan lacking patriots like modi and lingering with ultra-corrupts elite,Recommend

  • agha
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:52PM

    Well for so called “incumbent premier Modi”, It is easy to re orchestra Mumbai incident and blame Pakistan and commence a military response, and i wish it happened and when it do it will not be a simply military response (thats what the indians think :) it will be a full war where we get to push that BUTTON, see our war heads are getting rusty and new are in the pipeline we need to dispose out somewhere we will do it on india. and finish all disputes once for all, Pakistan is not Iraq, Libya or Afghanistan we have highly competent army that waiting to defect India, and they have behind them 18 crores muslims for the back up, this message is for Dumb Modi, Yes you are different from your predecessors because they thought for india and they never took that descision but you are only thinking for your people destruction.
    I want to remind Gen. Zia words to Rajiv Gandhi, there are many muslim countries but there is only one Hindustan, and when its war we will make sure there won’t be any body left to hay Ram Ram…Recommend

  • student
    Feb 7, 2015 - 9:52PM

    Baby diplomat dont even know about kashmir resolution,forgot the samjgota express,
    US only busy in doing mess in every region either its middle east or central asiaRecommend

  • Patriotic Pakistani
    Feb 7, 2015 - 10:14PM

    @Asad Khan:
    “His Excellency, you should know that India does not have the physical capability right now to carry out a successful surgical strike let alone have the courage / will to do so.”
    I wish what you said was true.
    I love Pakistan and I am very scared of developments that are taking place. Signs are not good. Look at these omens:
    One: Obama seems to be losing interest in Pakistan. No Kerry Lugar assistance. Did not visit Pakistan. Got close to India as no American President before. Were there some anti-Pakistan understanding? Could be. One possibility is that in case of Pak-India war, US might neutralize Pakistan’s nuclear response diplomatically or otherwise.
    Two: Quickly following on the heels of the Obama visit, Modi to China. Why? To neutralize China in case India starts a war with Pakistan.
    Three: RIC agree against “terrorism.” By implication Russia might support India if there is renewed insurgency in Kashmir and China might look the other way.
    Three: Pakistan mired in killings and instability, with a weak government and in a state of increasing international isolation.
    All these embolden India. I wish Pakistan could quickly set its house in order but this is proving to be an uphill if not an impossible task.Recommend

  • Kashmir
    Feb 7, 2015 - 10:30PM

    There is no need for anybody to attack Pakistan. Pakistanis are doing a pretty good job of destroying themselves. The comments above are from totally delusional people whose entire knowledge of the world is based on their imagination.Recommend

  • Patriotic Pakistani
    Feb 7, 2015 - 10:47PM

    The Ambassador’s statement seems to be an attempt to create a narrative for India response.Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:01PM

    Ambassador Robert Blackwill has good perception of events taking place in India and Pakistan, he is privy to critical information than most of the commenters here. The best thing for Pakistani government is to harness these outfits in Pakistan who could create such a scenario where war could erupt. There is no doubt that India is destabilizing Pakistan through it’s proxy’s in Baluchistan but Pakistan should be cautious of these non State actors too who could ignite conflict with India at this juncture. Time is against us at this stage and we should avoid any conflict with any one, the prudent way for us is to concentrate on economy and control the insurgency in Pakistan specially FATA. Let us not brag about our nuclear assists, we should not forget that nuclear conflict is a lose lose situation for both countries. It is apparent that Modi is a Hindu Nationalist and should not be given any chance to attack Pakistan on any pretext. We should clean our house and concentrate on building Pakistan and uplift the lives of our citizens.Recommend

  • Nisar
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:11PM

    By this Logic Pakistan should also consider surgical strike against militants harboured by IndiaRecommend

  • woody
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:18PM

    The days of using terrorist proxies to harass your neighbors are coming to an end. India,
    USA and Afghanistan have exposed Pakistan’s strategic depth policies to the World.
    .
    The next war is likely going to be caused by terrorists who were not acting under Pakistan’s directions. However, Pakistan’s prior disingenuous denials combined with failure to prosecute Mumbai massacre terrorist will make any denial worthless. I suspect history will portray Pakistan as rather foolish — raised the same snakes the eventually ended up destroying the country.Recommend

  • why these statements
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:21PM

    Blackwill and Cohen, why are they making these statements? Are they trying to create a justification for punitive action against Pakistan even when Pakistan is itself not immune from terrorist attacks?Recommend

  • Asif Ali, Karachi
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:27PM

    Dear fellow Pakistanis
    I am saddened to note none of your comments state there will not be any terrorist attacks in India traceable to Pakistan. Therein lies the problem. Our mindset of supporting terrorism.
    India doesn’t have to do anything. We are our own enemies and we are going down fast because of our mindset.Recommend

  • Sharez Qureshi
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:29PM

    @Dr.M.M. Khan: Your comment should have been on top.

    Who gives a flying ** about India’s aggressiveness, they can do whatever they want, and they’d still be pushed back, nuclear or otherwise.
    They are welcome to try though, I’d love to see Modi digging his own grave.Recommend

  • komal s
    Feb 7, 2015 - 11:41PM

    Kind of surprised at the comments of Pakistani friends. If you take these diplomats seriously, you have to acknowledge they all strongly believe that Mumbai incident and parliament attack all had their origin in Pakistan. So if the next one happens the world will side with India if it decides to take a unilateral action. Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Feb 8, 2015 - 12:09AM

    @Sharez Qureshi:
    Remember your ancestors were forcibly converted into Islam many centuries ago. That was done under duress and you should perhaps rant about that and not on likelihood of India’s military supremacy.Recommend

  • Iqbal
    Feb 8, 2015 - 12:13AM

    USA have also said something similar about any links of terrorism being sourced back to Pakistan. Hillary Clinton did say that that that would mean military action against Pakistan which in my opinion would be fatal on Pakistan’s side. Why are people not commenting on that? Is it because Pakistan has a begging bowl with USA?Recommend

  • Gp65
    Feb 8, 2015 - 12:48AM

    All the Pakistanis responding o the news story – seriously how absurd is it to respond to what a US ambassador who retired 13 years back is saying about what India will do while ignoring the actual briefing DoD gave US senate and the speech by Kerry in Pakistan and interview by Obama to India Today which talks about Pakistan using proxies against India and Afghanistan and that it should stop?

    @Naeem Khan:
    “Ambassador Robert Blackwill has good perception of events taking place in India and Pakistan, he is privy to critical information than most of the commenters here”

    He has retired almost 13 years back. Why do ou think he is privy to confidential information in India? Remember people that he had a relationship with – Vajpayee and Jaswant Singh are no longer in power.Recommend

  • shamsuddin
    Feb 8, 2015 - 1:00AM

    These honorable “diplomats ” of USA are so childish and so ignorant that their opinions do not merit any serious discussion. So far since 1945 (after WW 2) USA has misjudged every major problem , starting from Vietnam , through Afghanistan , Iraq , Libya , Somalia right upto Ukraine.Recommend

  • FAZ
    Feb 8, 2015 - 1:30AM

    @Kashmir:
    That’s what you civilian may think. Ask any professional and you would realize that the Pakistan army is getting better and better in fighting insurgency by a highly trained enemy. Its like we are actually getting ready for subject event alreadyRecommend

  • AKA
    Feb 8, 2015 - 2:18AM

    @samir: AND THAN FROM LANKA SAME THING ,THERE IS PAK A.F BASE THERE.Recommend

  • Indian
    Feb 8, 2015 - 2:23AM

    @raider: Dear Dumb Pakistani.. We already kicked you in all wars.. So don’t mess with us.. And don’t think you only have nukes and missiles.. Recommend

  • hamza khan
    Feb 8, 2015 - 2:23AM

    @komal s:

    this is not the point. india and indians are foolish to think every attack inside india is orchestrated by the pakistan government or army. an attack could happen inside india by those who are looking to harm india but have acted without any official state sanction. but you are too keen to somehow make assumptions without ever thinking rationally. seems to be a hallmark for india. Recommend

  • Indian
    Feb 8, 2015 - 2:34AM

    @Dr. Khalid: Tell your government this is not 1947, 1965, 1971, 1999.. poking india will lead your country to pay the price of your terror activities in india.. Recommend

  • Sid
    Feb 8, 2015 - 4:23AM

    Some US senator makes stupid comment and Pakistanis gets riled up jumping on nuke bandwagons. It is super funny how these idiots think that delivering nuke is somehow going to save them. In case of nuclear war India will still have andaman nicobar island unattacked and a land to call of it’s own. What will Pakistan be left with besides a crater and history of its existence wiped out ? What does these idiots who chest thump on their nukes think. They will use their nuke and we will sit here crying ? Look at what we do you at your borders, your army’s adventure is already costing them dearly. They are knocking every door to help them. Quadruple that response if u even take ur nuke out of ur silos. There will be no fingers alive to press the Go button.
    @ET: This is response to irresponsible chest thumpers who go gaga over nuclear war without having even a basic elementary concept of it’s outcome. Maybe you should publish more of what happen in Nagasaki to educate your masses the truth of nukes.Recommend

  • faraz
    Feb 8, 2015 - 5:03AM

    @woody: I pity your lack of understanding of ground realities. It’s not the army that fights a war. It’s the entire nation and we are sick of Indian funded militancy. We have been at war for the last 10 years. It may have depleted our reserves but strengthened our resolve. Anyways who cares about world opinion in times of war. Nobody wants a war especially Pakistan. India is our neighbor and average PakistanI wants peace but don’t take that as sign of weaknessesRecommend

  • zara
    Feb 8, 2015 - 6:02AM

    @komal s:
    Youdo understand these diplomats r the first to know what attacks wre real n what wrre fake. Here indian apologists its u who r ruining urself or ur indian by overlopking its bollywood antics n buying its faulty narratives. Didnt indian blame pak for kabul embssy attack, later cudnt produce evidence, the recent drama boat incident. No concrete evidence on parliament attacks, it hanged a man called afzal guru which indian said is not responsible but its a mayter of collective conscience etc, go read the afzql guru a kashmiris incidnt is a blot on indias face gross hr violation, they didn even allow pa official who visited india to talk to ajmal kasab for investigation?? Why??? If he ws a pak why was pak officials not allowed to meet n question in indian officials presence??whY???what wud have happemed???tell us??? All the mumbai attack evidences proided in intl courts were weak?? Have you even read the reports?? You stupid people who buy every indian narrative ae the ones who hve pumped this audacity in india to come up with these plots n allegations where all it does is kils its own people .
    And patriot pakistani , no usa hasnt lost interest in pak. The day it entered afghanistan it wanted to destroy pak and till date it isnt sitting in peae. Despite exiting afghanis obama still keeps?making statements about pak do u read newspaper. They wnt to keeo us in news some way or other. this newspiece isanother such example besides that it also shows n try to lay foundation to anotjer false flag op by india. Why obama made a statement recently that pakisfan will face threats internally, how i that your business why dont u look at your ailing and falling exonomy instead of poking nose. And hameed gul was predicting a 26 11 sort of falseflag op by indian next month in srinagar.
    The war on terror monster that got unleashed in our country decade back ws never our war never our war. Why now white hpuse has said afghan tablian are not terrorists?Recommend

  • AVMPolpot
    Feb 8, 2015 - 7:07AM

    @samir: ” And vice versa. Next attack on pakistan from Afghanistan soil will need a fix in India”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Your statement smacks of cowrdice. I think Peshawar is an adequate provocation!.Why Wait?Recommend

  • Kumar
    Feb 8, 2015 - 7:09AM

    All India has to do is kick in the door. Recommend

  • ObserverUSA
    Feb 8, 2015 - 8:52AM

    Indian threat should be taken seriously. Use of nuclear weapons should be ruled out. The utility of nuclear weapons are in their non-use. It is in their value of deterrence, that is, to keep the other from using it.
    Therefore, all preventive measures must be taken not to provoke India. If non state actors beyond Pakistan control cause some action in India, India should be wise enough to see it as not an act which the Government wanted and must chill. Any military retaliation, such as, a so-called surgical strike could lead to unknown results, which are best avoided in the interest of peace.
    Since India is presently engaged in punitive diplomacy, Pakistan is well advised to prepare to meet India threats at all levels, including and most importantly at the conventional level.
    Additionally, Pakistan’s luck luster diplomacy must add imagination to it and try to attract appreciation internationally; but on what basis? Here is where the best Pakistani think tanks would have to contribute, including the Institute of Strategic Studies. Pakistan’s growing isolation is most woeful. The nation needs better foreign policy experts, which it lacks mournfully.Recommend

  • Waraich-senseless dream!!
    Feb 8, 2015 - 9:17AM

    Why cant both the countries unite and become the old one country again. Just imagine our cricket teams playing as one. Our senseless bickering over kashmir or who is better will end and we will be able to move in with the world. Both countries are poor and will take another century to be rich bt by that time world dynamics will also change. We are still attached to each other in hate for 60 years. God bless both of us to be one again.Recommend

  • Anand Rathore
    Feb 8, 2015 - 9:30AM

    And u think 9/11 done by USA by it self, don’t u? @Pakistani: Recommend

  • sall90
    Feb 8, 2015 - 10:42AM

    Good luck.Recommend

  • Pankaj
    Feb 8, 2015 - 12:33PM

    Nobody kicks a dead dog. Aren’t our Pakistani brothers doing pretty nice job already of destroying itself? Why will we poke our nose into this mess? We are considering the options of best available technologies to seal our borders using Laser walls, sensors, etc. People attack when there is something to destroy.Recommend

  • Saad
    Feb 8, 2015 - 7:42PM

    @Arijit Sharma:

    You need military for thay purpose? Aren’t your mules in balochistan doing it already?…Recommend

  • rkfromny
    Feb 8, 2015 - 10:59PM

    The Pakistanis are doing a great job imploding on their own… why would India want to waste time and money on attacking an already failed sad nation.. as if they are worth the effort .. sheesh.. !!Recommend

  • Feb 8, 2015 - 11:03PM

    @salman: And once you nuke Delhi, Indians are going to sit quite. Our soldiers wear bangles right? Your kids will wake up to radioactive desert the day after, if they wake up at all. I hope you guys are aware that India has a second and a third strike capability.Recommend

  • DNiwasi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 3:07AM

    @zara: Really it was never your war. Thats what Kayani thought and it seemed Raheel Shareef began to think differently when he realized US funds to Pak will begin drying up as US Congress considers a next renewal decision. Raheel thought better to take some action given economy pressures in US and with US leaving Afghanistan, there is very little incentive for US to continue to fund Pak unless Pak acts in a serious manner against its coddled-terrorists. That is why we had Zarb-e-something. Then APS massacre really shook Pakistan up, making them realize that this war is indeed theirs because nobody else will come and kill those terrorists. It is surprising that you Zara is still unmoved by APS. There was terrorism even before 9/11 in Pakistan, you people were simply not seeing it because the all kinds of Taliban were not showing their colors because they were not facing any opposition. It was a matter of time. Also, all these 1, 50,000 madrassas are factories producing future terrorists.

    ET, I have written nothing objectionable..please publish otherwise Zara will continue to think this war is not hers. Recommend

  • DNiwasi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 3:15AM

    @agha:
    ZIa ul Haq was wrong and I have spoken to many Pakistanis who think he brought ruin to Pakistan. We dont care about Spreading or sustaining Hindu religion. If we are alive, then we need religion to give peace and be guided in our ‘private’ lives but for us nation comes first even before religion. ofcourse, you have different beliefs. So we are not worried about spread of Hinduism or its existance, never were in 5000 years of our existence. We just dont want to be converted by force and we cherish our freedoms.

    Your talk of pushing the button and finishing all disputes once for all is jihadi talk because you surely dont want to live and want to take others with you. What you consider disputes are not disputes at all in international terms and moreover they are not even serious disputes as you are making them out to be.

    Modi wouldn’t have been voted unless the peopel wanted him in. So don’t say Congress cared about India. Modi cares and therefore he is in leadership position. Unfortunately you dont have anyone in Pakistan who cares about Pakistan. Imran seems like some choice because he has no rack record of corruption and a record of social service BUT he isn’t much wise or courageous…he threw the towel to the Talibanis and his reasoning his devoid of logic and facts. He is oblivious of facts.

    ET, I have written nothing objectionable…please publish. You have been blocking every comment of mine for last 1 year.Recommend

  • DNiwasi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 3:37AM

    @Zara: Please read statement from Asif Ali, KarachiRecommend

  • DNiwasi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 3:43AM

    @FAZ:
    getting ready for subject event but the same army is continuing to drain Pakistan of its budget. Civilian leadership hasn’t had a chance to mature because of Army. No new political party has taken birth in Pakistan. It is the same old faces. So your army’s strategic thinking and preparation is limited to only what they know which is very little- it is about spying, building bombs, acquiring arms…that is about all.

    ET, This is a response to Faz…who thinks army is getting ready for the signature event.Recommend

  • DNiwasi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 4:02AM

    @ObserverUSA:
    Very well written.Recommend

  • Hugh Slaman
    Feb 9, 2015 - 4:03AM

    @Iqbal:
    The Muslims did not forcibly convert people to Islam. It is appalling that you should be spreading such nonsense after so much research has been done on this issue. Please read “The Preaching of Islam”by T. Arnold and educate yourself.Recommend

  • Ravi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 4:20AM

    If Pakistan dares to open the terror tap on us, we will just have to close their water tapRecommend

  • Fatima
    Feb 9, 2015 - 4:21AM

    So India will attend pakistan and we will do nothing! LOL !! Also if this is the case then paksitan should take the lead to take the revenge of indian support to taliban, it’s RAW agents’ activities and so much more… Point here is that Mr. Modi will definitely want to attack pakistan but will he be willing to give up the whole dream of “Greater india” I doubt that!Recommend

  • abhi
    Feb 9, 2015 - 5:27AM

    dear pakistanis,please dont get in rage if some stupid old man from west makes such comment and u start conversation about nuking India which is very hackneyed now..!!!!..please concentrate your mind which has been surfeited by all sort conspiracy theories on your nation building process.!!.u r our neighbours and we like many thing about u and it would be very pity if pakistani start behaving childish..!!..and please dont be insular….all yur knowledge about india is highly incorrect…but we dont blame for u this it is yur establishment that from last 60 years have ingrained hatred towards india..!!!..i have met many pakistanis who came to india for various medical treatment they were very nice.Belive it or not there is no hatred towards pakistani in India..even one of the pakistani actor is doing a men’s cream advertisment in India and the company would have bankcrupt if Indians hated Pakistanis.What indians hate is the terrorism which is sponsered by yur establishment.Lets not be diffident these very terrorist organisation who work on yur soil with complete impunity are now haunting Pakistan itself and it is very easy in Pakistan to gain public sentiments by anti india rhetoric and yur politicians,news channels and some so called stragic analyst will immediately take advantage of this.Pakistanis have great capability to forge ahead in development provided they dont waste time on anti india rhetorics and conspiracy theories.Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 9, 2015 - 8:29AM

    @DNiwasi:
    It wasnt our war when 2002 afghanistan attack started, it was made our war then and by drone strikes ,by usa pushing us actions in fata in 2004 2005 etc. We were pushed in it and nobody suffrered damage as we did.. That we eventually had no way but fight it. This is what i meant. And till date we are fighting and we will ovrcome this menace soon insha Allah. And with us nd indian presence in afghanistan even if musharrf hadnt cooperated with usa , this terror would still have arrived our country. And as of attacks in india, people go and do good research and u will find answers, but no its ok continue believing ur gov which kills its own innocent ppl via staged attacks.
    Nd dniwasi dont give me this stupid aid taunt. We dont want or need any aid from us, what does it do blocks innovation paralyzes economy. Nd how much does that id cover for losses we met in cooperating with usa on this war. our roads were damaged by nato supply lines will u come n built those, we lost our army men innocent civilian lives, infrastructure damage tjru bomb blasts, alone the costs of operations tjat usa pushed usa into, do u know how high they are?? How much we gained through this aid our economy gained? And why was it usa proposing all aid bill. And when kerrylugar bill was first proposed?many civilians and military leadership had opposed it.
    And for those who say we have internal issues yes we do hve and we know about them but we have to separate the real facts from made up facts to deal with problem. And terrorism was in karachi before 9 11 and that was courtesy indian stooge altaf hussain who has been given refuge by none other than ur mighty angel west.
    We pakistanis dont ever go teasing about aid india receives more thanus, u got 4billion dollar from obama now, we dont ever tease over ur internal issues it doesnt mean we cant and we arent aware
    And i also would repeat these statementa are made to build foundations of their futuee false flag attacks, 1971 plane or ship hijack crap, parliament attack,mumbai attack so onRecommend

  • zara
    Feb 9, 2015 - 8:29AM

    @DNiwasi:
    It wasnt our war when 2002 afghanistan attack started, it was made our war then and by drone strikes ,by usa pushing us actions in fata in 2004 2005 etc. We were pushed in it and nobody suffrered damage as we did.. That we eventually had no way but fight it. This is what i meant. And till date we are fighting and we will ovrcome this menace soon insha Allah. And with us nd indian presence in afghanistan even if musharrf hadnt cooperated with usa , this terror would still have arrived our country. And as of attacks in india, people go and do good research and u will find answers, but no its ok continue believing ur gov which kills its own innocent ppl via staged attacks.
    Nd dniwasi dont give me this stupid aid taunt. We dont want or need any aid from us, what does it do blocks innovation paralyzes economy. Nd how much does that id cover for losses we met in cooperating with usa on this war. our roads were damaged by nato supply lines will u come n built those, we lost our army men innocent civilian lives, infrastructure damage tjru bomb blasts, alone the costs of operations tjat usa pushed usa into, do u know how high they are?? How much we gained through this aid our economy gained? And why was it usa proposing all aid bill. And when kerrylugar bill was first proposed?many civilians and military leadership had opposed it.
    And for those who say we have internal issues yes we do hve and we know about them but we have to separate the real facts from made up facts to deal with problem. And terrorism was in karachi before 9 11 and that was courtesy indian stooge altaf hussain who has been given refuge by none other than ur mighty angel west.
    We pakistanis dont ever go teasing about aid india receives more thanus, u got 4billion dollar from obama now, we dont ever tease over ur internal issues it doesnt mean we cant and we arent aware
    And i also would repeat these statementa are made to build foundations of their futuee false flag attacks, 1971 plane or ship hijack crap, parliament attack,mumbai attack so onRecommend

  • Haris
    Feb 9, 2015 - 9:38AM

    India has a great opportunity in current and near future situation of Pakistan to attack with its full force. Pakistan is handling the whole world’s terrorism in its state and therefore can’t face India in current situation. This is a reality and the world knows it now.

    The world also knows that India could not have won any kind of war with Pakistan minus the terrorism thing.

    So will be left with only one option if India attacks and that is Nuke…. India will try its best to disintegrate the Pakistan nuclear launch program at all costs before it attacks Pakistan and Paks job is to protect it !

    The best option for Pakistan lies with its own problem.. the terrorism… Pakistan must export terrorism… heavy export of terrorism is required to India….these terrorist are the strongest army in the world and can defeat anyone. Pakistan has production of 2 million terrorist per year from its various sources… all it has to do is to export it all instead of fighting them on their own. This is the survival !Recommend

  • Vish
    Feb 9, 2015 - 11:52AM

    @mubashar shahid:

    Not seen any single proof at international foarm… do you expect us to buy your garbages?Recommend

  • Vish
    Feb 9, 2015 - 12:06PM

    @Saad:
    give us or to international foarm the proof….. why wait?Recommend

  • Feb 9, 2015 - 1:42PM

    These are someone else’s opinion, not worthy of a news item.Recommend

  • OSD
    Feb 9, 2015 - 2:23PM

    India might want Mr. Modi to wake up before he commits a blunder of such sorts!Recommend

  • Tyggar
    Feb 9, 2015 - 2:42PM

    @Haris:
    The world also knows that India could not have won any kind of war with Pakistan minus the terrorism thing.

    We won even when you were richer and we were poorer. Recommend

  • Salim Haider
    Feb 11, 2015 - 12:28PM

    India will attach Pakistan – but not in the traditional way. Pakistan is already a dying country – no growth, no money, no hope, no peace, no security. All it does is buy more guns, planes, bombs and soldiers. It is not a real country – it is a military empire. Like North Korea. That will not work – in the long term, it will collapse and fail.

    What India will do is conduct surgical strikes without providing any reason to go to a full scale military offensive. It will blockade Karachi Port. Pakistan is so weak as an economy, that it cannot withstand an oil or port blockade. It will have no choice but to surrender.

    No nuclear weapons will be used by either side. That’s a guarantee.

    China WILL NOT come to Pakistan’s help – that’s a fool’s hope for Pakistan. Pakistan offers nothing to China. India is a huge value for them to sell their goods, to maintain as a friendly neighbor. China knows that India will be the world’s third superpower (China, US and India) in that order economically and militarily. They see no value in Pakistan.

    The US will definitely not help – they don’t trust anyone in Pakistan. As the US Congressman recently said “Pakistanis are two-timing liars, thieves and double-crossers – we need to migrate rapidly and permanently towards India.”Recommend

  • zara
    Feb 11, 2015 - 12:53PM

    @Salim Haider:
    Haha, and then you woke up from your dream. Loser lolzRecommend

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