“We abetted the anti-state elements in the Balochistan province of Pakistan” says the Indian Analyst

Reports say the Indian Intelligence Agency, RAW is working hand in glove with Brahmdagh Bugti on his mission for “liberation” of Balochistan.
During cold war era, while forging a ‘friendship’ with the United States, we forgot the fact that in international relations there is no such phenomenon as friendship or brotherhood, on the contrary, it is nothing but deals, “the give and take” relationships. Americans gave us arms and ammunitions and hyped up our Islamic fervor or rather Islamic megalomania. The entrapment of Pakistan by US reached its zenith during Zia-ul-Haq’s regime when we became a pawn in the great game played by Uncle Sam in the mountains of Afghanistan when Russian bear was prowling to defeat the US designs. We aided the Americans by training the Afghans to fight against the US arch enemy the Soviets, laying down their lives for the American cause. Having defeated the Soviets, what did we or the Afghans get, is an open secret now.
Interestingly, it is now the Indians who are getting the American” Asheervaad” to turn India into a super power. In our case, it was the Islamic fervor and in India’s case, it is the super power syndrome that is afflicting India now. Unfortunately the Indians too appear to be falling in the same trap and that too quite willingly (just as the Pakistanis did in the cold war periods). Presently Pakistan is a peripheral state while India is a regional power (which indeed India is). But the Americans are patting up the backs of India to acquire a super power status (politically, militarily as well as economically) and not confine itself to a regional power status. The formula seems to be working with as much precision as it did in case of Pakistan.
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WE ABETTED THE ANTI-STATE ELEMENTS IN THE BALOCHISTAN PROVINCE OF PAKISTAN, SAYS THE INDIN ANALYST

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by Nayyar Hashmey

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First my comment on a brief that appeared on the I, Me, Myself Blog edited by Sidhu Saaheb (of India) and I reproduce.

I have read with an amazing interest the abstract of article by Mr. Mohan Guruswamy. Having seen this brief, I linked up to Tribune’s online edition and read the complete story. It was an interesting yet quite alarming, an eye opening report. Although Mr. M.G. laments the policy having been abandoned by the successive Janta party government, yet he thinks it should not have been.

I personally do not wish that such type of articles should come up on this blog or similar ones who espouse the wishes (with deep sincerity) and endeavor to create an environment of friendship and goodwill between the two of us. As it appears to me like two kids quarrelling together while playing the walnuts game; in which the one who is able to throw more nuts in the pit wins the game. However, more so it happens, that one of the kids gets moody and starts pissing into pit, thus spoiling the game altogether.

Well that’s the way the kids are born to be, care free, moody and without any lust. But things get really nasty when states or their writers, strategists and policy makers start thinking and behaving like kids, yet not with the innocence the kids have while playing their games.

The theory or planning M.G. has or may be having in his mind, could be good one theoretically, but practically states need to behave more maturely. (And this applies to our country as well).

While M.G. mentions the policy of Indira Gandhi as very “realpolitikal” he should not forget there are so many people in Pakistan of the like of M.G. thinking something similar about India.

Although I personally have a strong interest in politics, yet I do not think politics of aggrandizement between India and Pakistan is going to do any good to either of us. And as far as his mentioning about Balochistan, well we do have an anti Punjab feeling there, however this anti Punjab factor is more of an exercise of obtaining  their due rights out of the central exchequer and I being a Punjabi do think our Balochi brethren are 101 percent justified in their demand. But this does not mean that Balochistan is going to secede or wishes to secede from Pakistan. M.G. should know that the four provinces of Pakistan are not only geographically coherent but also culturally and economically as well. The Indus civilization which prospered in Harrapa and Moenjo Daro actually originated in Balochistan, so through centuries Punjab, Sind, Balochistan and Pakhtun Khwah have been interconnected, historically, geographically as well as economically.

I have many a times been to Balochistan. I even once traveled in my small Suzuki FX (Mehran) car from Lahore to Quetta crossing all the way from Multan, to Dera Ghazi Khan, Lora Lai, Ziarat and Quetta. The people there are very friendly and hospitable but they are ‘anti-centric’ as much as anybody in Pakistan, who belongs to the common citizenry, could be. The politicians (civil as well as military guys) have plundered this country and in this regard the common citizens of Pakistan whether from Punjab, NWFP, Sind or Balochistan have equally suffered at the hands of this selected lot of elitist families.

M.G. might plan what he may wish to, but such policies will not bring any good either to Pakistan or to India for in such a case

“One of the two will be forced to piss in the pit”and we shouldn’t forget both have got nuclear ingredients in the piss, so “BEWARE BROTHERS”!

And now the second part of my comments to M.G.’s report…

Yesterday, when I came across this brief, particularly in the backdrop of news coming from Balochistan, and then a statement by Prime Minister Gilani today that GOP have proof of India’s involvement in the insurgency going on in our north and in Balochistan, and now Waziristan too, I decided to see the complete report once again. Though governments do propagandize such issues putting all blame on a foreign hand (which unfortunately both governments equally indulge into), I think if there is at all a proof, our authorities must take up this issue with the Indians. But, as they say in Punjabi, they should also move a stick under their own charpoy to see why a foreign hand succeeds in buying out loyalties of local elements against their own people and their own country. Putting everything on India or Israel means our government is helpless, which means losing a war without fighting a war. People should know what is happening in our north and in Balochistan, who is doing what or otherwise it must not talk about involvement of a foreign hand in our affairs

Here is the link to Mr. Guruswami’s report, which was originally published in the Tribune India online.

In his article M.G. admits that during late Mrs. Indira Gandhi’s premiership, Indians were training certain people to undertake anti-state activities in the province of Balochistan and this training was given in the Indian state of Rajasthan. In later part of his diatribe the author laments that the successive Janata Dal government (Mrs. Indira Gandhi had lost those elections) thwarted this plan and instead, the then Indian foreign minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee adopted an altogether opposite policy, of appeasement towards Pakistan.

M.G. then further elaborates the late Mme Indira Gandhi’s plans to train such anti-state actors to undertake 5th column activities in the other two provinces of Pakistan too i.e. Sind and the NWFP. Here the writer maintains that according to Mrs. Indira Gandhi time was ripe to truncate Pakistan hence to train such saboteurs who could work for independent states of Pashtunistan and Sind against the dominance of Punjabis in the federated structure of Pakistan was the most opportune moment. He feels sorry for the J.D.’s policy who upon defeat of Mrs. Indira Gandhi had abandoned this policy of destabilizing Pakistan.

While putting down my comments on this article, I too felt so sorry that in a beautiful country such as India where I have some very sweet friends active on the blogosphere, doing their best in furthering friendship and goodwill between the two of us, there are still such people who think by destabilizing Pakistan India will automatically be stabilized.

Contrary to this, I believe, a stable Pakistan is as much in the interest of India as a stable India is in the interest of Pakistan. Unfortunately in the cold war era, we in Pakistan blindly aligned ourselves with the United States. In those days we were flying in the high airs of forging Commonwealth of Muslim nations, where Pakistan will be the major player and thus dwarf India both politically as well as ideologically. Since this stance suited the US as well, therefore, they offered their full fledged “Asheervaad” to our successive regimes. And as our stars would have it, these were mostly the military regimes.

With American blessings, we got oblivious of the very fact that in international relations there is no such phenomenon as friendship or brotherhood, on the contrary, it is nothing but deals, “the give and take” relationships. Americans gave us arms and ammunitions and hyped up our Islamic fervor or rather Islamic megalomania. The entrapment of Pakistan by US reached its zenith during Zia-ul-Haq’s regime when we became a pawn in the great game played by Uncle Sam in the mountains of Afghanistan when Russian bear was prowling to defeat the US designs. We aided the Americans by training the Afghans to fight against the US arch enemy the Soviets, laying down their lives for the American cause. Having defeated the Soviets, what did we or the Afghans get, is an open secret now.

Interestingly, it is now the Indians who are getting the American” Asheervaad” to turn India into a super power. In our case, it was the Islamic fervor and in India’s case, it is the super power syndrome that is afflicting India now. Unfortunately the Indians too appear to be falling in the same trap and that too quite willingly (just as the Pakistanis did in the cold war periods). Presently Pakistan is a peripheral state while India is a regional power (which indeed India is). But the Americans are patting up the backs of India to acquire a super power status (politically, militarily as well as economically) and not confine itself to a regional power status. The formula seems to be working with as much precision as it did in case of Pakistan.

There is nothing wrong with that. India does have the potential to take up such role. But am only afraid of the time when India will be indeed a super power because that would be the time Uncle Sam might be thinking quite opposite of what he is thinking now. For in that case CIA again has its own plans, to cut India to size. And one may agree or not, India itself has so many areas where there are comfortable turfs to launch insurgencies. The best thing, therefore, for both countries should be to stop thinking in terms of destabilizing each other and look forward to a common south Asian approach. Later this could include China as well. If neocons can visualize a new American century for the world, why not we chalk out a new Asian century!

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  2. Nothing is going to happen as per being painted by some on the basis of the policies adopted by past regimes in the region. The destiny of ours is mainly going to be decided by the final result of the war in which Jehadee mentality is on one side and allied forces with Pak army on the other. The world community is now a silent spectator and wishing a total eradication of thouse who wants to establish a muslim domlnated world. A community who do not deserves this status but striving for it. India will achieve this status with the Asheerwad of entire world. Events are rolling on its own . No body can manupulate it now.It is now rolling on the manupulated path of the past. There are still some people who think their manupulative instict will be still effective. Let me make very clear to them that Atom Bomb is meaningless to both of us. My advise to them is use their energy to ensure the victory of their arm forces against the Jehadee elements in their country as there is no way out before the Pakistan to survive.

  3. Once the Jehadee element will disappeare from the soil of Pakistan and it will not act as a breeding ground for terrorist. it is only then it can claim to successor of the greate Mohanjodaro and Harrapan civilization .Pakistan has to mutate its thinking in such a way that the people there start demanding the re-establishment of the glorious Icon of the past such as statue of Lord Buddha at Baniyan and construction of Ram temple at Ayodhaya. I know that it is not so simple to develop such thinking in the people of Pakistan but perhaps it is the only way through which Pakistan can change its image before the world community and can win the hearts of we Indians. Only a tolrant , iibral and modern , Mulla free , democratic Pakistan will be permitted bv the world community to co-exist with India bv all of them. One more thing should be kept in mind that neither Uncle Sam nor Chacha China will be of any use if Pakistan remain detached from its root that exist only and only in India. This realization should sprout in Pakistan sooner the better but at present the on going crisis require to be handked carefuly by keeping the above points in mind. If Pakistan realy wants to emerge.from the present mess for ever.

  4. “The best thing, therefore, for both countries should be to stop thinking in terms of destabilizing each other and look forward to a common south Asian approach.”

    I completely agree and sincerely hope that will happen. 🙂

  5. I absokutly disagree with the Concept of q South Asian approach. In this global villaget we can not live with a narrow vision. So far we are not able to ensure a respectable exit of US and NATO army from the region. This is absolutely a prerequisite for peace in the region, it is only then SAARC will get due status among the world community.and will be functional. Let the time to roll. Pray and hope for minimum possible loss of life as a cost for such a change.

  6. I absokutly disagree with the Concept of q South Asian approach. In this global village. We can not live with a narrow vision now under the Blogosphere. So far we are not able to ensure a respectable exit of US and NATO army from the region. This is absolutely a prerequisite for peace in the region, it is only then SAARC will get due status among the world community.and will practicaly be functional. Let the time to roll. Pray and hope for minimum possible loss of life as a cost for such a change.

  7. Niether baloch people want liberation nor they have the capacity
    only for few enslaves of indians baloches will not make their live in problems.
    as they know, that they are anable to confront with pak army at all.
    and this guy bugdi is enslave dog of indians who always supported terrorism and separatism
    it is very shame for our leaders who also became indian enslaves and dictating by hindus against pakistan
    long life afghan-pak brotherhood

  8. Long live Kaabulee Wala , to bring about requied change for the long life of the said brotherhood .

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