India’s treatment of Ivanka Trump as an ex-officio head of state and the US senate’s pass to LeT are proof that we need strong grassroots lobbying to supplement our diplomatic efforts.
The 2017 edition of Ayesha Siddiqa’s ‘Military Inc.: Inside Pakistan’s Military Economy’ discusses how military capital being used for personal benefits is now a permanent feature in Pakistan.
Using anecdotal evidence in Faith, Unity, Discipline: The Inter-Service-Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan, Hein G. Kiessling proves that the Pakistani military’s abiding aim is to ensure it has permanent veto power over the country’s civilian leaders.
Strategists who assumed that India could bring about such a declaration are poor students of history and do not understand how Washington works.
From advocating sending suicide bombers across the border to taking ‘a whole jaw for a tooth’, Indian politicians and analysts have let fly. Pakistan would have been vanquished by now if only such political grand standing was enough.
Anti-terrorist action is not conducted exclusively by the armed forces but also by the police, who are also protected from vexatious litigation by regular law.
The agency has claimed the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad invented the Hindu terror angle under political pressure. But facts indicate that Hindu fundamentalist organisations had begun to emerge in the state long before.