Surgical strikes: Dear Mr Parrikar, gloating seems uncivilised

It doesn't behove the Defence Minister of India, a mature democracy, an ancient and great civilisation to speak in this manner.

Written by Ujjal Dosanjh | Updated: October 6, 2016 1:47 pm
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The successful Indian surgical strikes against some Pakistani sponsored terrorist launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir were justified to legitimately blunt and demolish the terror infrastructure including the terrorists being trained by Pakistan to cross the Line of Control to cause bloodshed in India. No country worth its name can continue to “strategically” restrain itself for ever or not publicly acknowledge any cross border terror smashing forays undertaken by its military.

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We know several such strikes have occurred over the years. This time the Government of India felt it needed to let Pakistan, a well known state sponsor of terror, know the jig was up. The international community needed to understand the limits of Indian patience with the almost pariah state of Pakistan. The government of India needed to further expose and isolate Pakistan internationally. With the resounding international condemnation of Pakistani sponsored terror and the isolation and humiliation the country suffered in the boycott of SAARC and its ultimate cancellation all the important objectives the government set out to achieve were achieved.

Although publicly in denial about the so-called surgical strikes, it was expected that Pakistan and its terrorists would try to strike India again. Baramulla attack may be that or a left over part of the tragic Uri assault. We are yet to know. India has suffered endless attacks by Pakistani terrorists as well by those inspired, trained and financed by it. Unfortunately India can expect and be prepared for more of the same poisonous response from its out of control military while the enfeebled Nawaz Sharif, the Paper President, will continue to issue paper statements.

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One fully expected the powerless Pakistani politicians to be irresponsible and irrational in their response to the publicly acknowledged Indian surgical strikes and they didn’t disappoint.

In particular Pakistan’s Defence Minister Khawaja Asif was absolutely off his rocker for threatening nuclear strikes against India.

On the other hand kudos to India’s military and Prime Minister Modi for conducting themselves admirably, with appropriate decorum, although the same can’t be said of India’s Minister of Defence Manohar Parikar. He went on to unnecessarily rub in the insult by arguing that in its denials of the surgical strikes Pakistan was like an anesthetized patient, somewhat confused and bewildered, not completely in touch with reality. In serious endeavours such as military surgical strikes, gloating seems uncivilised. It doesn’t behove the Defence Minister of India, a mature democracy, an ancient and great civilisation to speak in this manner.

Leaders and cabinet ministers of great democratic nations conduct themselves with a certain degree of decorum and dignity. A case in point is the statement of President Obama and the conduct of the entire US Government on the killing of Osama Bin Laden.

Mr Parrikar as a minister of defence of a great country that he undoubtedly loves will do well to ponder this considered view.

Views expressed by the author are personal.

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    Ashok
    Oct 4, 2016 at 8:37 am
    Well put it this way no international media is backing India's claim that they did surgical strikes, India lacks the capacity to do the surgical strikes also it is unthinkable that the Indian army crossed the LOC did what they say they did for almost 6 hours and not be challenged by the Pak army and come back with out any losses and we did this when the Pak army was on high alert.
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      Karupannan
      Oct 4, 2016 at 11:44 am
      The entire cabiNUT of Modi and Modi himself are EXACTLY HAVING THE SAME MIND SET OF A ILLITRATE BRAINLESS BRAHMIN BHAKT!
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        Dr sabu
        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:01 am
        After Surgical strike of POK,what is next ,?definitively strict military action must be done to prevent this ,defiance by ready to die Faydeen from stan ,This stan army raise their men for this purpose ,to do suicidal crime against India,they have nothing to lose ,at any cost constant monitoring of our borders must be observeddia will move ahead,in success.
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          San
          Oct 4, 2016 at 11:47 am
          Barb-Aryans can never be civilized.
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            Jay
            Oct 4, 2016 at 7:23 am
            For the corrupt mainstream media and paid authors, stan's terrorism and nuclear blackmail seem to be civilised action.
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              IslamForFools
              Oct 4, 2016 at 4:19 am
              Indian express has become platform for jihadi and anti national agenda. Punish Indian express people
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                Srividya Jayaraman
                Oct 4, 2016 at 7:14 am
                Hinduvta crazy knows very well.to handle.Vatican crazy mind also.along mulla crazy mind
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                  Nak
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 7:31 am
                  And that is not all that he said. Keep reading his remarks you will be amazed. Man is off his rocker. While all this is going on he is off to Goa,his home state,to celebrate 'Victory over stan' parade. I guess the terrorism crisis must be over as far as he is concerned.
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                    PCKULKARNI
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 5:23 am
                    Bhakts cannot bear truth.
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                      PCKULKARNI
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 7:57 am
                      So even thugs can inflict humiliating 67 to 3 defeat on BJP. What a pity
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                        Saurabh
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 5:43 am
                        Most uncivilized minister. It's surprising that he is an IIT graduate.
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                          SubbuI
                          Oct 4, 2016 at 5:58 am
                          THIS FELLOW PARRIKAR IS REALLY VERY GOOD STAND UP COMMEDIAN AND HE ALLWAYS BRING GOOD LAUGH IN BETWEEN CRITICAL SITUATIONS LIKE JHONY WALKER IN OLD HINDI MOVIE LIKE " ANAND". WHO CAN FORGET HIS BCOMMENTS DURING TERROR BOAT INCIDENT. HE IS HARMLESS GUY AND STHAN KNOWS THAT.BUT THE PROBLEM IS HE IS A STAUNCH SWAYAM SEVAK AND FROM RSS QUOTA AND THE MAN JOKINGLY PROPOSED MODI NAME AS BJP PRIME MINISTER IF BJP COMES TO POWER IN 2014.SOURCES SAY ADVANI AND SUSHMA MADAM IN FACT REPRIMANDED HIM. THEN WHAT HAPPENED IS HISTORY.SO MODI IS SO MUCH INDEBTED TO HIM THAT HE IS ALLOWED TO SPEND WEEKENDS IN GOA IRRESPECTVE OF ANY SITUATION IN DELHI.lt;br/gt;EVEN WHEN THIS CHILD LIKE PET OF ALL DEMANDED DEFENCE MINISTORY MODI HAVE TO GIVE IN.SO ALL PROMLEMS CAN BE SOLVEDBY MODI AND SHUTlt;br/gt;THIS JOKER MOUTH HIS GIVE HIM BAG FULL OF CHOCOLATES EVERY DAY AND KEEP HIM( HIS MOUTH) BUSY
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                            SubbuI
                            Oct 4, 2016 at 12:58 pm
                            THIS CHAP PARRIKER IS BECOMING JOUNIOR MONKY SBRAMANIAN SWAMY, BUT UNFORTUNATELY FEKU LIKES THEM MOST AS THEY FOLLOW FEKU WAY OF TALKING DURING HIS CM DAYS. WE ARE TOTALLY DISGUSTED WITH THIS W BUNCH OF FOOLS
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                              AHMAD HUSSAIN
                              Oct 4, 2016 at 4:02 pm
                              MUKHTI BAHINI WAS AN INDIAN FINANCED AND ARMED TERRORIST OUTFIT USED TO DISMEMBER STANDIANS ALWAYS LOVE TO PLAY VICTIMS.THEY WERE INTERFERING IN STAN POLITICS BEFORE AND THEY ARE DOING THE SAME NOW,LOOK AT BALOCHISTAN.YOU GUYS CALL YOURSELF ONE OF THE BIGGEST DEMOCRACY AND CHAMPIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS-YET YOU HAVE CASTE SYSTEM AND THE LOWER CASTE HINDUS ARE TREATED AS SUBHUMANS.
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                                kamalakanta
                                Oct 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                                The students of IITs have achieved many glorious milestone but not in Politics. Example : 1. Sudheendu Kulkarni 2. Arvind Kejrwal 3. Our beloved DM, Mr Parrikar
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                                  boyhood
                                  Oct 4, 2016 at 4:47 am
                                  Nawaz Sharif, paper president or Prime minister...correction needed.
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                                    vijay
                                    Oct 4, 2016 at 9:37 am
                                    Jealousy,greed and hatred.There are no remedy or reasoning to handle it. they are bit like the Indian haters from stan who crawl in to India to attack and kill law abiding indian.Pity we cannot throw the law of sedition at them.
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                                      Ashwani
                                      Oct 4, 2016 at 8:46 am
                                      Defence Minister is trying to match the language of mullahs of stan. After all BJP is their Indian counterpart. Both draw life from each other.
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                                        Ashwani
                                        Oct 4, 2016 at 8:47 am
                                        hatred for other's religion is weapon both use.
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                                          ashok
                                          Oct 4, 2016 at 6:32 am
                                          Ujjal Dosanjh: You are echoing the view point being propagated by Pak ISI and Pak media.lt;br/gt;AK and PC are already hogging headlines i Pak media .You will also get some mention. Keep it up may be this will help you in next elections.
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                                            Ashwath
                                            Oct 4, 2016 at 11:07 am
                                            media people, plz also follow how the usa media houses behave and not go about anti national talk in the name of freedom of speech.
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