In aftermaths of Uri attack one can evidently pick an over-all presence of a hangover on the Indian side. Media, political leadership, military elite and even a large section of the masses is suffering from these symptoms, dripping with a grand delusion of superiority which they have created via fake interpolations, fabricated facts and most of all due to presence of a huge pile of over the top personal issues, especially in right wing extremists who are severely bruised by the inferiority complex, for their sake they require something really sour to be shove down their throats in order to bring them back to reality.
The war mongers and drum beaters are dancing on their own tunes, its absolute mayhem on twitter, and Facebook, according to popular opinions on the Indian side generated in this make believe world of social media which is largely powered by Bollywood belief system, India seems to be buzzing with noise and there are number of suggestions and solutions floating about Pakistan. Following are the hypothesis and their consequences cultivating from these options.
Option # 1: “Nuke Pakistan”
Only problem is, it’s not practical, Pakistan possess 2nd and 3rd strike capability, in the wake of any nuclear confrontation this will make sure the base of Himalaya witnesses the nuclear winter. Indians as usual didn’t think it through, sitting next to China and the world’s financial life lines i.e. the strait of Hurmuz and strait of Malacca it can’t just be allowed to happen by the corresponding stake holders. The Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea and represents one of the world’s most important oil chokepoints with approximately 14 million barrels per day (b/d) of oil being exported. Same goes for the Strait of Malacca which facilitates 25% of world’s trade. From an economic and strategic perspective, the Strait of Malacca is one of the most important shipping lanes in the world. The strait is the main shipping channel between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, linking major Asian economies such as India, China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.
Any disturbance in trade routes or shipping will ultimately invoke a global conflict which Chinese will be prepared to take by the horns, final call: Not possible. Arnab Goswami can now take his sanity pill.
Option # 2 “The Cold Start”
There is no war doctrine in the world as orphaned as the so called “cold start”, like a baby conceived with great affection and left to rot on the streets by his own parents. Not even the designers of this doctrine have the guts to officially admit that “the cold start” ever existed let alone discuss its practicality and effectiveness. But for the sake of discussion let’s assume it exist and Indians in their dire desperation are opting for what they think is a swift, precise and punitive strike, according to this doctrine and quote
“It involves the various branches of India’s military conducting offensive operations as part of unified battle groups. The Cold Start doctrine is intended to allow India’s conventional forces to perform holding attacks in order to prevent a nuclear retaliation from Pakistan in case of a conflict”
Before breaching the threshold of Pakistan’s nuclear response Indians somehow neglect the ability, intensity and deliverance of Pakistan’s conventional response, something they ought to receive, they think it will be like a walk in the park crossing the line of control with so called integrated battle groups and cut Pakistan in north and south.
Assumption is that in the backdrop of “righteous” Indian “claims” international community supposedly will have to decide to sit this one out in favor of India for a week. So, let’s suppose if they do and Cold start was dealt with free will from both sides, once started you don’t need to be a military strategist to comprehend the fact that the moment first Indian soldier set foot across the Chanab or Sindh, 35 forward Indian airbases will get blown to hell by Pakistani cruise missiles and soon IAF will be operating from Asam. Air support to the supposedly advancing Indian IBG will be volatile and then the only thing which will remain to be done would be the neutralization of these stranded troops whether by a “Vengeance IX” (swift, precise and punitive) or a prolonged pounding from joint PAF and PA effort which they are absolutely capable of. Most people here in Pakistan prefer machine mince over handmade, so it will be a single low yield Nasar which will be selected to get the job done, world can then visit a new Pompeii near the border of Rajasthan and Sindh, cold start has now been served cold.
Option # 3: “The Doval Doctrine”
There have been several slicks who thought they are smarter than the smartest around but Mr Doval outperforms all of them, he is the preacher of the idea that slow bleeding of the enemy is the suitable answer to the question of national security of India, fighting the shadow wars and proxies through promoting/supporting terrorist outfits in Pakistan is his style of plucking thorn with thorn. His list of assets have a wide spectrum, everyone is welcome as long as they hate Pakistan, be they political brats like BLA or MQM or plain out maniacs like TTP and ISIS, from Indian perspective it could be their limited retaliation even though on this front their collective defeat is also nothing but inevitable, MQM is now a mere London based NGO disowned on the ground and Bhrandagh Bugti who is eager to become an Indian citizen is no different either.
For shorter periods this option is going to prove a prickle in Pakistan’s eye, but in a longer run ultimately Indians are going to run out of this option as it had happened in the case of Sindu Desh army or splinter cells of TTP. Altaf is going to be dead in Pakistani politics so to cultivate any substantial results in Karachi and Bhardakh and Murres sitting in Switzerland are no viable alternatives either. Slowly but steadily both of these Indian assets are losing ground in their respective base of operations.
Option 4: Make a Movie About it
This is the most suitable, attainable and result oriented solution to the Indian fanaticism. Theatrics is something built in their policies, people and politics, and they are lousily good at it too. This will satisfy all their objectives and obsession. Arnab Goswami can then pleasure his mind winching something like it, he can even take a lead female role, leave his medications and can dance with Saif in a rainy song over a jackass.
Finally, Arnab Goswami will have something to cheer.
Spear the nature of sarcasm as these last 3-4 days have taken their toll on the momentousness of the issue, the kind of comical behavior one has witnessed on Indian media is something very hard to digest without spitting some out, Indians having slur speech, upset minds and delusional lucidity has been running loose everywhere on the internet. This hangover needed something sour, something strong, and something elemental. Finally, we need to inform our neighbors in plain, straight words, if they decided to come across this time they should understand that there is absolutely no version of it in which they could end up coming on the top, there is no crown waiting for them at the end, there is no light for them at the end of the tunnel. Protection of Pakistan is a sacred duty and if some of us somehow couldn’t be able to defend it you can be damn sure remaining will avenge it, the message is simple, sound and clear, you come to the town, you are going down.