India’s paramilitary convoy that killed at least 41 soldiers in contested Kashmir is ready to punish nuclear rival Pakistan for its role in killing those soldiers. The Indian government he leads has made no secret of its intention to provoke unrest in response to Sunday’s deadly attack by Pakistani forces on the convoy.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shocked many officials this year, particularly because of changes in the region, by repealing a provision that grants certain privileges to Kashmir and its people. In a 40-minute televised address, he addressed the nation to explain the reasons for the government’s Article 370 move.
Modi said: “When India gained independence, we promised Pakistan that if we gained independence, we would come to India with everything that is necessary for the peace, prosperity, and prosperity of our people and for the development of the country as a whole. His comments were in response to a question about whether he had given up his complete freedom to deal with Kashmiri militants.
Other prime ministers, including Atal Bihari Vajpayee of the BJP, have since expanded India’s hostility to the Pakistani people. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivered a conciliatory speech, asking Modi to sit down at the table for talks that included terrorism. In response, Modi wrote to Pakistani Prime Ministers Imran and Khan, setting out clearly our conditions for dialogue. When he visits Washington in July 2019, Trump will offer India-Pakistan mediation to resolve the Kashmir crisis, but he will support Pakistan’s position, even though India has always maintained that Kashmir is a bilateral issue between him and Pakistan.
Interestingly, Trump has reaffirmed the improved US relationship with Pakistan, but has also made remarks that may not go down well with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Earlier, Trump said it would be “great” if something came out in Kashmir and distanced himself from mediation between the two nuclear-armed neighbors. It stressed the need for dialogue between Pakistan and the United States on issues such as terrorism and terrorism. At the Khan-Modi meeting, Modi may have urged Pakistan to take a more active role in the fight against terrorism, not just in Kashmir. Trump is next scheduled to meet with Pakistani President Imran Khan in New York in July 2019.
Just this year, Modi visited Saudi Arabia, where a planned visit was suddenly cancelled due to political differences. His first official trip abroad took him to neighbouring Bhutan, and on his way back to New Delhi he stopped in Riyadh. While there is no word on whether he will meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington, it provides an opportunity to discuss and perhaps even expand India-Pakistan relations. Since taking office last August, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has promised to take two steps to forge friendlier relations with India.
But two years later, Khamenei expressed admiration for India to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had attended a 2012 visit to Iran by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Modi and the BJP have been working to mobilise their supporters on the campaign trail. In an interview with the New York Times in October 2016, Prime Minister Modi praised Trump as a “good friend of India” and expressed a desire for the US president to stand by him at a rally.
The Bharitya Janata Party-led government has toughened its stance on Kashmir in the wake of the 2014 Kashmir uprising. The BJP and its leader Narendra Modi, the former chief minister of Gujarat, have been struggling with electoral problems after his ill-managed response to unrest in his home state.
Despite repeated provocations, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has never missed an opportunity to threaten Pakistan with war, has tried to downplay the crisis, becoming so cautious in his condemnation that he has not called China by its name. Chinese experts say Prime Minister Modi is trying to counter the nationalist hardliners because he understands that India cannot afford conflict with China and is trying to ease tensions. Rather than taking a step toward peace with Pakistan, Modi has increased tensions along the Line of Control (Pakistan). In the past two weeks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken two interlinked steps to show his hardened resolve against terrorism.
In his first term, Narendra Modi took a few steps that have angered China. The Modi Doctrine, also known as the “Modi Doctrine,” concerns the policy initiatives that the current government in India has taken against Pakistan and other states since taking office as Prime Minister on 26 May 2014. His government’s policy toward Pakistan has largely stood up to growing pressure from China to avoid talks with the Pakistani army and to get the world to trust India’s assessment of the regional situation.
New Delhi accuses Islamabad of supporting militants who cross the Pakistan-India line of control and launch attacks on India’s paramilitary forces. GT acknowledges that “Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to have downplayed the border conflicts that killed 20 Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley, which has enabled the Indian army to take the necessary action on the volatile India-China border. He argues that the goal is to inflict pain on the Pakistani army and show that its nuclear weapons do not necessarily prevent India from conducting conventional operations. Pakistan has learned of the attack and feels it is on the verge of a major attack in Kashmir and is preparing for a retaliatory attack against the Modi government.