YET ANOTHER PAKI TERROR ATTACK ON INDIAN SOIL

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               YET ANOTHER TERROR ATTACK ON INDIAN BASE JAN 16

                                         By Brigadier Chitranjan Sawant,VSM

January 2, 2016, wee hours of the morning heavy small arms fire heard around the Indian Air Force Base in Pathankot. The Base has MIG squadrons, Attack Helicopters and is hub of air activity to supply the Army in Ladakh. It is located fairly close to the India-Pakistan border. The terrorist attack was launched by Pakis but Pakistan has condemned the attack. 4 Paki terrorists were killed by the Indian Security Forces but two more may be hiding in the vast base as gunfire can still be heart. Three Indian personnel including one IAF commando were martyred.

The alarm bell of an imminent terror attack rang on the night of 1st January as SP of Pathankot and his two colleagues were kidnapped that night, their car hijacked but abandoned later in area Pathankot. The Government of India rushed about 80 NSG commandos to Pathankot same night to guard the IAF base and thwart a terrorist attack. The mission was successful. But for the NSG commando deployment the outcome would have been disastrous for India’s Air Force Base.

POLITICAL RAMIFICATIONS

Many a politician in India is asking a question. Is the present terror attack an outcome of Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi dropping in to say happy birthday to Nawaz Sharif? Will the two now talk to each other and compare notes on terror to find the way out? What is the political road map?

Knowing Pradhan Mantri Narendra Modi as we do, he is not likely to abandon the bon-homie movement that he has launched. Perhaps the present terror attack at Pathankot is the handiwork of those who do not wish to have Peace with Bharat. For them Tension between the two neighbours is gainful financially. Terror is the bread and butter of the Terrorists and their handlers, not forgetting the backroom boys who feed on the bread crumbs off the terror table.

Is the Pakistan Army on board for promoting the peace process between Bharat and Pakistan? Well, the answer is both Yes and No. There are Peaceniks who promote talks. There are ISI types who promote terror lest they lose their importance and are asked to wind up their clandestine show. As per present information the terror attack on the Pathankot IAF base was planned and executed by the ISI brass and their henchmen. Of course, the foot soldiers carry out the dirty job of killing in cold blood.

Be that as it may, the present terror strike will end sooner or later; may be sooner than later. The remaining two terrorists out in the cold cannot sustain themselves in the wilderness. Further, there are no pro-Pakistan sleeper cells or elements of Muslim Mujahideen to send them sustenance. So, instead of starving to death, they may commit suicide or launch a last ditch fidayeen attack and end their lives in a hail of bullets fired by the NSG commandoes flown from New Delhi.

It may take sometime for the NIA to collect information and clues to go deep int the case to detect the master minds across the border in Pakistan. Nevertheless, the Government of Pakistan cannot absolve itself completely of the present terror attack on the IAF base Pathankot.

Email:  chitranjan.sawant@gmail.com     Mobile: 0-9811173590

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