Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots. The repeated ceasefire violations.

By Pakistan at the international border in Jammu and Kashmir have become a matter of serious concern.

In the wake of escalating tension between the two countries, UN chief Ban ki-Moon has asked both India and Pakistan.

To resolve the issue through diplomatic channel and dialogue.

In an exclusive interview Media, former Army chief and Arunachal Pradesh governor, JJ Singh.

Talked about several issues from Pakistan’s attitude towards India to the Kashmir issue.

He has also written about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Sino-China border dispute in his autobiography ‘A Soldier’s General’.

He has served as the Indian Army Chief from February 1, 2005 to September 30, 2007.

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots.

Kashmir Will Remain An Issue Till ISI Pak Army Continue To Call Shots Former Army Chief Joginder Jaswant Singh

Joginder Jaswant Singh

Pakistan must realize that aman and khushali are two sides of the same coin and that peace and prosperity are inseparable.

The disastrous potential of inherent schisms and deep rooted contradictions.

Within Pakistan have placed the people of Pakistan at the crossroads of history.

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots.

They have to decide whether they want to be a moderate and progressive Islamic nation living in peace with their neighbors.

Or let their destiny be decided by the Taliban, al Qaeda or other obscurantist elements like the ISIS.

As I writte in my book ‘A Soldier’s General’, “The button for self-destruction might have already been pressed.

Only the people of Pakistan could save their country by snapping the already-lit fuse cord before it reached the detonator.

And arrest the downward slide into chaos and destruction.”

Pakistan intrinsically and consistently antagonistic towards India over a host of issues.

The prime factor is that it not able to reconcile itself to the fact that the state of Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India in October 1947.

In Pakistan, democratic governments have never been given a real opportunity to run the country.

As long as the Army and the ISI continue to call the shots from behind the curtain.

There is little likelihood of a change in Pakistan’s ‘India policy’.

Raking up the Kashmir issue from time to time is part of that strategy and there is nothing new in that.

Pakistan stands marginalized and looked upon as a nation that harbours terrorists and abets terrorism.

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots.

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots.

They have assiduously built up or encouraged certain terrorist networks.

Such as Haqqani and Jaish-e-Mohammad to exist on their soil, and have designated them as strategic assets.

At the same time, they have added to their own problems as the Frankenstein or extremist jihadi elements have come home to roost.

India has presently taken a firm stand of ‘no talks under the shadow of terrorism.

And  show an iron fist to effectively deal with provocative acts of violence along the LoC.

An unambiguous message has gone to them that they will get it back in a befitting manner and it appears to be so on the ground.

India has a strong and mature leadership with an overwhelming mandate of the people.

The strategy of ‘terrorist brinkmanship’ conceived by inimical forces in Pakistan will not work against today’s India.

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots.

A calibrated and measured response by a responsible India taking along other world powers would be the answer to such challenges

Former Indian army chief said Kashmir remain an issue till Pak army continue to call shots.

Over the years many attempts made to resolve the Kashmir and Siachen issues.

Regular talks held by the two sides as a part of the composite dialogue (presently on a freeze mode)..

In the case of Siachen, our insistence on authentication of the actual ground position line (AGPL) by Pakistani and Indian forces.

Before any talk of disengagement and redeployment of troops, has not accepted by Pakistan and hence there no progress in this matter.

This was the stand I took as the Army Chief in 2005 and the same was the case with the other chiefs too.

National interest has always been uppermost in our minds including our political leadership.