The latest attack on Indian army has occurred after seven months of the tragic incident when one soldier was beheaded and other's body had been mutilated in a similar attack in Poonch sector. During this year alone, there have been 57 violations of the November 2003 ceasefire agreement and it is almost an 80 per cent increase in such violations compared to last year.
The recent attack has occurred only few days after Pakistani terrorists targeted Indian Consulate in Afghanistan's Jalalabad at a time when both the countries are expected to resume the bilateral talks.Even after 65 years of independence, the differences between the two countries have not been resolved rather the situation has become more tensed with violations on the border and terrorist attacks.
India is still in favour of peace to amicably settle the border dispute. Pakistan is backed by terrorists group while India is not having cooperation from the Opposition who is pressing for Tit for Tat strategy, which is no solution of such problems rather, aggravate the situation. No doubt, the counterterrorism operations will prevent infiltration but there is a need to have joint approach to deal with the present crisis at the LoC. With the change in political set-up in Pakistan with Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister improvement in the Indo-Pak relations are expected.
There is a need of clear cut strategy to resolve the issues. The Generals of both the countries understand well that a better relationship with each other is in the best interest of both the countries. After 1947, there had been four major wars and after 1971 both the countries are spending heavily to increase the strength of their forces equipped with hi-tech weapons.
Now in case fifth war breaks out between the two countries, There will be destruction on both the sides beyond one’s imagination. There is need to maintain soberness at the political and army levels and concentrate on reducing their budget on defense by diverting the funds towards the welfare of the people.