Indian Thinking....... Rawalpindi Pushed To The Wall,A Window for Delhi...!!


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Rawalpindi Pushed to the Wall, a Window for Delhi
By C. Raja Mohan

The execution of Osama bin Laden by US forces early this morning puts the Pakistan Army on the defensive, allows Washington to redefine the strategic calculus of Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani, and provides an opportunity for India to re-imagine the peace process in the subcontinent.
Above all, the military action deep inside Pakistans territory boosts US President Barack Obamas image at home and abroad as a decisive military leader.
India, to be sure, can take satisfaction at the irrefutable demonstration of Pak Armys complicity in protecting bin Laden for a decade and its institutional support to extremism and terrorism.
But India also needs to think creatively about the post-Osama possibilities to promote civilian control over the Pak military. The killing of bin Laden provides a rare chance to transform civil-military relations in Pakistan and end the Pak Armys prolonged political dalliance to terrorism.
At a time when much of Asia sees the United States as losing political ground everywhere, Sunday nights successful operations against bin Laden underline the depth of Washingtons power and the will to exercise it.
When Pakistan is openly urging the Afghan leaders to dump the United States and align with China, Obama has underlined Washingtons primacy in shaping the subcontinents regional balance.
The biggest loser from the death of Osama bin Laden is the Pakistan Army headquartered in Rawalpindi. After a decade of the Pak Armys double dealing on terrorism, Washington has gained the upper hand, at least for the moment, by killing bin Laden. The US raids on bin Ladens safe house do not appear to have been conducted either with the prior permission of, or cooperation from Gen. Kayani.
Throughout the last decade, the Pakistan Army repeatedly denied reports that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan. It encouraged speculation that bin Laden might be hiding in the ungoverned tribal areas straddling the Pak-Afghan border. That he was nailed down in Abbottabad, a military town not too far from the capital Islamabad, puts the Pakistan Army, as an institution, in an unenviable situation.
Before he took charge as the army chief in 2007, Kayani was the head of ISI and could not have been unaware of his organisations protection of bin Laden.
Washington, however, was willing to cut much slack for Rawalpindi all these years. For the U.S. operations in Afghanistan during the last decade were critically dependent on overland supplies through Pakistan and intelligence cooperation from the ISI. By running an independent military operation to kill Osama in Abbottabad, Washington has not only exposed Pakistans deceit, but demonstrated its capacity to act without regard to Kayanis sensitivities.
However, the US will still need the cooperation of the Pakistan Army to bring any measure of stability to Afghanistan and end its occupation by 2014 with a discernible measure of success.
The death of bin Laden has not altered the geography of the north-western subcontinent. But it certainly provides an important moment for Washington to rework the incentives and disincentives to the Pakistan Army.
If the $20 billion offered over the last decade did not buy the US the love of Rawalpindi, the demonstration of the capacity to take out sensitive targets on Pakistani territory should concentrate the mind of Gen. Kayani.
As the US explores a new framework for regional security, India will inevitably figure in the calculations of Washington and Rawalpindi. Gen. Kayani never tires of saying that the Pakistan Army is India-centric.
Instead of objecting to Kayanis obsessions with India, the UPA government now has an opportunity to boldly step in to help Pakistan secure itself internally and externally. And to offer support to any framework that will reduce Rawalpindis dominance over Pakistans national security decision-making, promote civilian control of the military, and wean the Pak Army and the ISI away from supporting extremism and terrorism.
The writer is a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi.
Source: The Indian Express


MPA (400+ posts)
Ya Allah,
its my honour that You are my Master....
its my dignity that i am Your slave....

Brother, very nicely said.

M javed

Catching or killing of Osama was the lowest objective of America.

They knew about him years before where he has been.

Afghan war could have come to an end years before, had he been tracked down during the early years.

But America did not want to end the war so quickly.

Had our leadership been wise, they could easily trace him down in Pakistan and bring the war to an end without having sacrificed the lives of 35000 Pakistanies and those of our Afghan brothers.

Our Musharraf was so stupid that he blindly worked under the dictations of America.

One of the prime objectives of American was to show their might as a super power and to terrorise the muslim ummah. You might be well aware of America's 'New World Order' which was given by the senior Bush.

There was a long-term objective as well i.e. to humiliate and weaken the muslim nuclear power i.e. Pakistan.

Americans did not bother to spend dollars on their objectives.

They are well aware of the Art of assessing and manipulating the weaknesses of muslim rulers and Musharraf was not an exception of it.

They guaranteed him to be an un-interrupted ruler of Pakistan for long time. This was the most coveted gift that this poodle was looking for since he was commissioned into the Pakistan army. He did not bother How high the cost of this war could be in terms of human lives. Only thing he knew was to agree with the Americans at whatever cost and to salute them shamelessly.

Now the Americans have chosen time to target Osama. The reason is they have badly lost the war and they themselves want to get out of Afghanistan.

To humiliate and weaken Pakistan is their long-lasting objective. According to them, which I do not believe to be the whole truth, they have unilaterally executed the plan to kill Osama which was absolutely impossible for them without the active involvement of Pakistan. If we follow their story it was a well planned operation in which Pakistan's Government and intelligent agencies were either a partner or this operation was exclusively carried out by them and credit given to the power-lord America.

Radars in Pakistan could not catch the intruders or they were in-active are all lies. Had America carried out the operation -they would not have killed Osama.

I still doubt he was killed - it was all a drama. Only announcement of his death has been delayed for about 8 years.

Osama operation was a huge replay of Raymond Davis release in which our agencies and Federal Government played their full role
and left no stone unturned in pleasing America.

Zardari Zindabad-Gilani Zindabad - Kiani Zindabad-General Pasha Zindabad.

Issi PP ne (apni saazshon ke zarye) bare araam se East Pakistan ko Indian fauj ke hawale ker dya tha.