Monday, January 11, 2016

Pathankot attack: India's response

Defence Minister has said that India will respond at the time and place of its choice. This is needless bravado. India has the right to respond forcefully, but verbal assertion of this right is tactless and only gives room to the enemy / terrorists to blame India for any unconnected mishap in Pakistan. Bravado is not what we expect from the government now.

Terrorists entered a supposedly high-security airbase and killed Indian jawans. Government has to own responsibility for this negligence. We do not know what kind of damage the terrorists wanted to inflict. It is good that vital assets like airplanes were not damaged. Was it because we were tactful in our operational response or was it because the terrorists did not mean to damage them and their aim was something else? We may never know.

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