Balakot: Pakistan vows to respond after Indian 'air strikes'

Jul 2012
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If Pakistan lays claim to Hindu-majority parts of India simply because they have a Muslim minority, though, then Muslims could become outnumbered in Pakistan. A movement encouraging Indian Muslims to move to Pakistan would be better for Pakistan's interests--though I strongly suspect that all or almost all of the Indian Muslims who actually wanted to move to Pakistan have already done so.


Didn't Pakistan support these tribesmen, though? I mean, al-Qaeda wasn't a state actor either but that didn't save the Taliban's skin after 9/11.
In legal sense, the agreement was not violated.
 
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Muslim majority areas were to be included in Pakistan, and Kashmir qualified to be included in Pakistan. Even then Pakistan did not claim Kashmir right away. In fact they respected the will of Kashmir to remain independent by concluding the Standstill Agreement. What they weren't ready to accept was accession of Muslim-majority Kashmir to India.



The tribesmen were non-state actors, thus their actions did not violate the Standstill Agreement.
How clever of the sly Pakistan government ! IIRC many regular soldiers of Pak army were sent across to Kashmir in civil dress in 1948. Our army pushed all intruders away beating the stuffing out of them, nearly liberating entire Kashmir in the war of 1948. It was then that the crooked Mountbatten prevailed our idiotic PM Nehru to go the UN for solving the ' dispute ' of Kashmir !
 
Muslim majority areas were to be included in Pakistan, and Kashmir qualified to be included in Pakistan. Even then Pakistan did not claim Kashmir right away. In fact they respected the will of Kashmir to remain independent by concluding the Standstill Agreement. What they weren't ready to accept was accession of Muslim-majority Kashmir to India.
Yes. Sending Pashthun marauders to pillage and murder seems a way of showing great respect. And the plan for this great show of respect (Op Gulmarg) was formulated after six days of independence. The next two months will be marked by Pakistani economic blockade and rampant insurgency in Poonch. It will not be until October when border posts were completely overrun by these 'rebels' that MH Hari Singh will decide to accede to India.

And, by your logic he is still to blame. Why not redub the incidents of Jathibhanga, Baraguna, Chuknagar Bajar, Makalkandi, Dhaka University etc as 'Gestures of respect' as well??
 
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Devdas

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Muslim majority areas were to be included in Pakistan, and Kashmir qualified to be included in Pakistan. Even then Pakistan did not claim Kashmir right away. In fact they respected the will of Kashmir to remain independent by concluding the Standstill Agreement. What they weren't ready to accept was accession of Muslim-majority Kashmir to India.



The tribesmen were non-state actors, thus their actions did not violate the Standstill Agreement.
Partition plan was only applicable to Muslim majority provinces like Sindh, Balochistan, NWFP, Muslim majority areas of Punjab and Bengal and Sylhet of Assam. Its a sheer stupidity that Indians would play by rules of Muslim League or Pakistan that we will have all the Muslim majority area but you keep the remaining Muslims.

Tell me how Pakistan respected standstill agreement by invading Kashmir using Pashtun tribesman, standstill agreement was not even respected during the invasion of Kalat of Balochistan by Pakistani troops in 1948. The Pashtuns tribesman and Pakistani troops disguised as tribesman together invaded Kashmir.
 

Devdas

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In legal sense, the agreement was not violated.
In Legal sense also, Pakistan has no claim on a single inch of Kashmir's land and all of it belongs to India based on instrument of accession. You can google to look into the copy of instrument of accession with Maharaja's sign.
 
Four members of UN Security Council wanted to include name of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Only China dissented.

Do you think China is lending support to terrorism by vetoing in UN Security Council? Can Chinese policy be considered as responsible?

China blocks move to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist at UN - Times of India ►

Masood Azhar as global terrorist: China blocks bid at U.N., yet again
That point can be certainly made at the UN and elsewhere and our politicians should try to take maximum advantage of that. But the Chinese play it smart. Our politicians will have to wait for the right opportunity. Something that will sting like Doklam.

However, from an observer's point of view its quite clear that they are doing for their buddies exactly what USSR used to for us in 70s.
 
Sep 2012
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That point can be certainly made at the UN and elsewhere and our politicians should try to take maximum advantage of that. But the Chinese play it smart. Our politicians will have to wait for the right opportunity. Something that will sting like Doklam.

However, from an observer's point of view its quite clear that they are doing for their buddies exactly what USSR used to for us in 70s.
Eventually, the Govt.of the PRC will be stung by the viper it is clutching to its bosom namely the Govt.of Pakistan and the several terrorists it harbours like Masood Azhar, Hafeez Sayid, Salahuddin etc.
 

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