Every action has a reaction, the equal and opposite part might hold true for objects but it certainly is not the case in diplomacy. 1.25 Billion Indians were waiting for an equal and opposite reaction after the Uri Attack and appeasing them was not easy. Military action against Pakistan was the easy option, but they were not without their repercussions.
It must have been a tough choice for Modi to opt for the non-military course of action.
When the Modi government talked about isolating Pakistan on a global level, it was disregarded as a ‘jumla’. Even the Government’s proposed actions about Indus Waters Treaty didn’t appease the wrath of the nation, but as the facts emerge slowly, people are beginning to understand what India is actually up to.
The readers should have no doubts in their minds. The international isolation of Pakistan has begun.
A petition by Indian-Americans “Urging the White House to declare Pakistan as state sponsor of terrorism” registered more than 135,000 signatures by Tuesday morning.
As per the rule, any public petition with over a hundred thousand signatures must be taken up by the administration. The White House has 60 days to reply to a petition after it gets 100,000 signatures in 30 days.
This comes after US’s stern message to Pak to initiate action against terrorists who seek safe havens on Pakistan’s borders.
Afghanistan and Bangladesh have made it amply clear that they will not be bullied by their N-Nation neighbor Pakistan with Afghanistan taking a firm stand in its official message at UNGA2016.
And the biggest setback for Pakistan is the SAARC debacle.
The Ministry of External Affairs conveyed to SAARC Chair Nepal India on Tuesday that it will not attend the 19th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation meet this November.
It added that “increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of Member States by one country (read Pakistan) have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November 2016.”
Source – Indian Express
After India pulled out of the SAARC summit, scheduled to be held in Pakistan this November, other SAARC countries like Afghanistan, Bhutan and Bangladesh followed suit.
One of the reports even quoted Sri Lankan authorities saying SAARC summit cannot move forward without India.
Pak now stands at the edge of the world, isolated, with virtually every country on the globe turning their backs towards it.
Pakistan can keep yacking about the Chinese support but the way Beijing left Pak to fend for itself, in its official communique about the Kashmir issue, has made Pak an object of public ridicule.
And the isolation of Pakistan has just begun, India can worsen its case further.
The world gains very little from Pakistan, and Pakistan is highly dependent on grants and aids, most of which it pumps in its homegrown terror industry.
International isolation is the last thing that Pakistan wants.
The over-exaggerated might of its military and regular missile launches keeps the jingoistic population of Pakistan confused and basic existential questions do not become a part of the mainstream narrative but an international isolation will expose Pakistan not just to the world but to its own citizens.
And then watch Pakistan tear itself apart through fear.