PoJK is used as a launchpad by Pakistan Army to export terror to ferment internal trouble in J&K
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Countering terrorism in Kashmir has become highly challenging task due to the exploitation of new information and communication technology by Pakistan sponsored terror groups, said Pradeep Dutta, Senior Editor Times Now while interacting with scholars and researchers at Jammu University on Friday.While presenting paper on topic ‘Origin and Development of Terrorism in Pakistan: A Case Study of POJK’, oraganised by Centre for Strategic Studies, Jammu University, Pradeep Dutta explained that how battle field has become multi dimensional one encompassing both physical territory and cyber space.“Nowadays insurgencies are being shaped by cyber space, shifting centre of gravity from physical world to virtual domain,” he elaborated.He emphasised how Pakistan for the last several decades has been using one Kashmir (PoK) to target other Kashmir (J&K). Giving details about terror factories and terror launchpads, Pradeep said PoK has remained hub of terrorism for decades.“Pakistani agencies have created terror infrastructure in PoK to target India. In short it has become launch pad to push jihadis,” he added.Pradeep during his presentation explained how Pakistan was using hybrid warfare – combining conventional and irregular warfare alongside cyber and information warfare-in fermenting internal disorder in India.Recounting developments in early 90’s, Pradeep Dutta said how then Pakistan-based terrorists trained in jihadi factories in PoK were responsible for the massacre and migration of Kashmiri Pundits from J&K, changing the demography of the region forever, which has benefitted them in extending the conflict.“Earlier there used to be saying: All roads lead to Rome. Now world is aware that in every terrorist action, somewhere the hand of Pakistan emerges. Pakistan-run terrorist factories export their products to every part of the globe,” he explained.Over the years, Pakistan infiltrated terrorists were maintained at a level keeping threshold of Indian tolerance in mind.“The attacks on Parliament, Mumbai and recent Pulwama Bombay tested Indian patience. Post the surgical strike, which Pakistan continues to deny, Pakistan realised that India can and would hit back,” explained Pradeep.He further emphasised that how strong response by India to Pak attempts at infiltrating terrorists, improving its anti-infiltration grid and enhancing its counter-terrorist operations based on firm intelligence has begun changing the scenario in the valley.“After Pulwama bombing we have seen paradigm shift in military thinking. By carrying surgical strike in Balakote, India sent a message loud and clear to Pakistan that if you will breach LoC, don’t remain under wrong impression that it will remain sacrosanct for us,” he said and added that this pro active offensive defensive has worked and that is one of the reason that Pakistan had to come down on knees and were forced to silence their guns on LoC.On Chinese presence in PoK, Pradeep said, all has been possible because of Pakistan’s support for Chinese involvement in POK for upgradation of infrastructure and development in the region.“It seeks to capitalise on Chinese presence in POK to counterbalance India in a warlike situation with India ,” said Pradeep.The Chinese role in the Kargil crisis is a matter of debate even though in the later stages of the conflict China urged Pakistan to withdraw forces to the pre-conflict situation. More than a decade thereafter, the geo-strategic priorities have altered and are likely to change much more.
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