Jammu Air Base Drone Attack- Is It Reality or Pseudo Blame Game?
Having heard a lot of times, “Do not waste your dirty linen in public” I imagine just one thing “why the hell India is always blaming Pakistan for her all ills”. Rather you (India) please do not wash your filth where it is not supposed to be- address your issues domestically, that is your biggest fault for which you need to change your policy of blame game.
On 27th June 2021 in the morning, I astonishingly got stuck with the news of Drone Attack on Indian Air force Base in Jammu—under score new threat and its follow-up blame game by yellow journalists. Moreover, India also claimed spotting of separate drones flying over: Kaluchak military base in Jammu next day and intercepting/firing on the drone but they flew away. Now questions arise? where were radars? why minor damaged, why enemy should repeat attack on second day, if the drone range was up to 10 kms, then why not neutralized so far. Above all crystalized weak Air Defense capabilities of Indian forces.
The purported naivety of above drone matter has further exposed India for its defensive capability whereas real Indian Air Force offensive capability was earlier unveiled to the world after Balakot attack. The world must be laughing whereas India is still busy in its drum beating campaign against Pakistan. Astonishingly, few retired Indian army general and BJP political tycoons are advocating to approach UN General Assembly (UNGA) and get drone attack an act of war, few also instigating for war hysteria.
Having timely visualized the poor defensive / offensive capability of India, the Indian chief of defense staff (CDS) GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT has correctly highlighted in a TV interview that Indian Air Force is a supporting Arms only. Unlike Indian Air Force, world over, Air power is considered as a decisive factor in victory which was also exhibited by allied forces in World War Two (WW11) by firebombing of few axis countries and their industries which put them on knees.
On the other hand, having realized Indian weaknesses and reality, Indian government under its CDS has decided to establish joint command–very important caveat—major organization changes of sweeping nature. It is generating a great deal of systematic turbulence and people are getting skeptical—whether to undergo for major changes now in face of severe ongoing threat from China.
Not standing with the ground realties India is trying to politicize everything irrespective of its consequences. My earnest advice to India to stop hypocrisy, as people now knew/understand your black propaganda and dirty politics. It is an OPEN SECREAT now that BJP hardliners believe that even truth needs a bodyguard of lie, but Indian veterans have acknowledged the positive role of Pakistan’s ISPR for correct perception management. Many Indians believe that Pakistan Army Generals at most time are clean, concise, quite crisp and do not leave anything for individuals’ interpretations, then why not Indian who are indeed subdue by their political veterans. BJP sponsored yellow journalists are fully focusing on building a false narrative which has perhaps become hallmark of Indian current strategy for cosmetic face saving which is not going to sustain anymore.
People are now questioning that in a drone attack only two soldiers were lightly wounded and minor damage to the building, Was the enemy so kind to the India? Moreover, It is learned that this BASE is also used as a civilian airport but no disruption to the civilian flights, Was there no threat? Indian intelligentsia believed that it is a counter Indian rebel attack with new strategy of classic guerrilla tactics, Indian veteran politician firmly believe that it is a BJP drama to win fourth coming elections of Indian Punjab, UP and compliance of new BJP strategy of demographic changes in Indian held Kashmir by settling Hindu community in occupied areas. However, Indian hardliners believe by jumping to conclusion and alleging Pakistan for this act.
In short, I like the opinion of one of the Indians young journalists who confided that, Modi Gee and Amit shah Gee, you people have enjoyed your life, now let us not put on war. Let us enjoy our life. General public of India also wants peace, prosperity, livelihood, and shelter for peaceful living. Whereas BJP dirty politics of blame game has put regional peace at stake. For God’s sake, end this dirty blame game. During the last few weeks Indian External Ministry has issued various threat warnings to its Embassy/consulates in Afghanistan, So, if any untoward incident occurs, again Pakistan will be blamed.
People across the globe are now asking whether BJP and Government of India would end dirty game or will continue to use it as a weapon to save their skins. Remember, public is now aware about your media tycoons, and they are also now fully exposed. We advise you—BJP/ Modi Gee–only one way is left to put your house in order rather than blame game.
Author: Syed Ali Haisum Bukhari is student of Defense and Strategic Studies at Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad. A research fellow at Pakistan House think tank and Muslim Institute. He is Granted young columnists award from New York Chamber of small business corp. USA. For feedback email at email@example.com