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ISI sponsored train accidents in India: Time India climbs down from Moral High Horse
Somehow we in India always wake up late to a situation created by Pakistan. Even when we wake up there still remain Doubting Thomases who will always doubt even an open fact. Meanwhile, we continue to pay dearly for our slumber.
Latest case in point are the four major rail accidents we have had in last 12 weeks all across India losing lot of lives and limb. It was purely by default that some local Pakistan sympathisers were caught by police who have clarified that all these train accidents have taken place not because of cracking of overworked rail tracks but these cracks have been purposely created by these sympathisers on pay of the Pakistani ISI.

This is a very dangerous situation created by the ISI of Pakistan which is past master in such dirty games. In this act they have complete deniability because their dirty job is being done by local traitors who live and eat in India but take orders from Pakistan. 

On 25 January, an iron rod, seven meters long weighing 30kg, was found kept across a busy rail track near Mumbai. A major accident got averted due to alertness of the driver of the train. This is an open case of sabotage which was being attempted just a day before the Indian Republic day.

The question is, how is that our intelligence agencies did not get the wind of this new mischief of Pakistan? The truth is that our intelligence agencies both RAW, meant for external intelligence and IB, meant for internal intelligence concerning home are no patch on Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI.

ISI is an inter service group organised on the lines of famous American intelligence agency, CIA and functions as such ISI is totally India and Afghanistan centric with their soul goal to destabilise India.

In case of India, our intelligence agencies are full of police officials with IPS background. In keeping with their police mind set all their acts tend to be defensive. In the current day cloak and dagger games of intelligence people, there is no place for defensive mind set.

It is time India reorganises its intelligence gathering capability, most important for India when two nuclear powers China and Pakistan have openly joined hands against India. India must have dedicated cadres for both IB and RAW who should be directly recruited and trained in intelligence specific ways.

It must be remembered that anybody and everybody cannot be an intelligence officer. It requires special traits to give it broader base. Police and Army officers as also people from other disciplines should also be copped in on deputation on rotational basis. Both IB and RAW should work under parliament under an all powerful parliamentary committee of all parties.

They should be accountable to Parliament and should have the right for offensive action in other coutries. RAW had this power till that short term Pakistan loving PM of India IK Gujral withdrew it. Accountability to parliament and not PMO will ensure that later on no political party will be able to blame a particular government in power for any act of omission or commission.

If Pakistan does not desist from these dirty acts of its sabotaging Indian trains, it should be told from back door diplomacy that it will face the same problem and more in its provinces of Sindh, Balochistan, Khaiber Pakhtoonkhwah and even Punjab. We in India have to remember that this proxy war Pakistan has foisted on us since 1988 under nuclear shield. Fighting for Pakistan is being done by their slum dwellers, the jihadis who are just cannon fodder to Pakistani army.

In last 28 years, 5000 Indian soldiers and about 40000 civilians have been killed in J&K alone with hardly any casualties to Pakistani Army. They are beating it up and enjoying their pay and perks.

They have shield of their nuclear weapons. If we want to win this war we will have to bring Pakistani army out from their comfort zones and face casualties. That is only possible if discontent within Pakistan is brought to boiling point and their jihadis are turned against them.

A bit of greasing by money and moral and political support to Balochistan cause with Sindh also thrown in will do the trick. Only India will have to climb down from moral high horse.

'Do unto enemy what he does to you' should be our motto. Proxy war to be met with proxy war.

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