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When will we give ‘befitting reply’ to our enemy?

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Linking the Gurdaspur attack to Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the three terrorists had infiltrated from there to carry out the strike and asserted that the government will do everything possible to prevent cross-border terrorism. An unexpected right turn taken by the three terrorists inside the Dinanagar police compound towards the near-empty police barracks rather than a bustling residential police complex on the left marked the attack in Gurdaspur. As did the death of SP Baljit Singh around noon that ratcheted the encounter to a kill all operation, and the two light machine guns (LMGs) subsequently fitted on an adjoining hospital even as patients and doctors ran for cover in the crossfire during the 10-hour-long Punjab Police operation. Who were they, from where they came and what was the intention of attacking police station, leaving the populated residential area aside? No one knows, but as usual all speculations and allegations are hitting the headlines.

The terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur, in Punjab’s worst attack in over a decade, came from Pakistan, thinks Rajnath Singh by warning of “a befitting reply”. On the other hand, Narendra Modi held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and agreed that top officials from both countries, led by their National Security Advisors, should resume dialogue after a lengthy stand-off. Pakistan said, “It categorically rejects the Indian assertion.” A statement from its foreign office said, about the Gurdaspur incident, blames were apportioned to Pakistan in the Indian media, even when the encounter with terrorists was still going on. The attack threatens to renew tension between India and Pakistan after the recent conferral of their premiers achieved a thaw in bilateral relations. Moreover, no investigations have concluded anything yet.

According to police, the night vision glasses were recovered from a place near Talwandi village. Agencies are now investigating as to who provided these devices to the terrorists. These night vision glasses are not available in the open market and are used only by the American forces and their allies. Reports suggest that the Taliban militants have been looting NATO supplies in Afghanistan and using them during terror attacks. Investigating agencies have recovered a set of night vision glasses which is made in the US, if you have to believe them then this evidence speaks volumes about the possible Taliban role in the Gurdaspur attack. The whole country is vulnerable to the terror attacks and the threat from ISIS or Taliban is not only looming on Punjab but also the whole country. In spite of knowing this, government has never given any fitting reply to Pakistan.

Meanwhile some foreign media came up with their own theories. Here many things are not clear, if there is a IS lead attack on India how will it “provoke an apocalyptic confrontation with America”? And why will America attack IS with all its allies? How come all Muslim countries get united, because till date Shia Muslim country is the enemy of Sunni Muslim countries, all deceptive assumptions. However for India, there is a need to work with other countries in sharing the intelligence inputs and take necessary counter measures. America’s main obsession is world domination and if it should help to enlist IS’s and Pakistan help against India to achieve their purpose, they would do so.

Media can incite riots with this news and create panic/ suspicion/ hatred and fear among people of India. Such reports telecast and repeated will make smaller groups to form to fight each other by which time the local evil forces would join together and attack the frightened groups weakening them further even before arrival of IS evil forces.

United States of America is the world’s biggest war monger. War comes to India, only because it is being thrust on us. The US weapons lobby never rests. War is their market; the world exists only for its profit. The slavish dependence on USA that some Indians have will set citizen against citizen and bring great tragedy to India. We don’t have to look far. We have many examples like: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, the countries of South America and the list goes on. We need to disengage from Western manufactured stories and follow the Indian way of peace and dharma. This is the price every country pays for being fascinated and addicted to USA. Constantly being fed doomsday stories, fearful of our own shadow and suspecting each other.

India needs to be more sensitive when it comes to making comment after every terror attack, and also our country needs able intelligence to avoid these attacks. The governments have changed but terror threat to this country always continued taking innocent lives.

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Vaidehi Taman
Vaidehi Tamanhttps://authorvaidehi.com
Vaidehi Taman an Accredited Journalist from Maharashtra is bestowed with three Honourary Doctorate in Journalism. Vaidehi has been an active journalist for the past 21 years, and is also the founding editor of an English daily tabloid – Afternoon Voice, a Marathi web portal – Mumbai Manoos, and The Democracy digital video news portal is her brain child. Vaidehi has three books in her name, "Sikhism vs Sickism", "Life Beyond Complications" and "Vedanti". She is an EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker, OSCP offensive securities, Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester that caters to her freelance jobs.
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