Ever since the Mumbai carnage, India is trying hard to build up a global coalition that could dismantle the infrastructure of terror in Pakistan. It has been able to gather enough evidence regarding Pakistani elements involved in Mumbai attacks. But the neighbour has been uncouth in its denial despite all the fingers pointing at it. It is in fact the complicity of ISI and Pak army that has come to international inspection and intense media gaze.
Terming the terror apparatus in Pakistan as the greatest danger to peace and security of the entire civilised world, India has urged the international community to put more pressure on Pakistan. External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in a statement, said that India has so far acted with utmost restraint but the efforts of world bodies to stamp out Pakistan-based terror is not enough. Finally we have realised that ultimately it is us to deal with our problem.
Indian government has made it clear to the world that it has all its options – particularly military – open to attain a logical conclusion of this long collision. However, Indian establishment would like to continue with the policy of ‘coercive diplomacy’ but after a certain point that too doesn’t seem feasible considering the multiple power centres in Pakistan.
If the world is waiting and giving Pakistan enough time to ponder on its possible strides to get tough on terrorists, it is because of the fact that there is not enough evidence on the direct role of Islamabad, despite the identity of slain terrorists in Mumbai as Pakistan nationals. But to what extent the world is going to endure systems like ISI and section of Pak army, who are time and again assisting Islamic fundamentalist forces, can be foreseen in the approaching future.
Pakistan’s indecisiveness is evident from its recent episodes of air intrusion, hoax call drama and also the contradictory statements on Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, first detained and later at large. With such points, the Islamic country only wants to divert world attention with an alarm of war which could lead to a nuclear one. Also on the other half, United States too wouldn’t like to see any compound atmosphere as it may derail its objective on Afghanistan, as it is fighting Al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists there.
Taking all events into account both the International forces and Pakistan need to gauge India’s tolerance before it is too late. It is no way possible for a fragile civilian government in Pakistan with no hold over army, ISI and terror outfits, to meet India’s rational demands. Explicably, India is running out of options until some united efforts come from international community suffering from the same disease – terrorism to make Pakistan accountable for its nagging failure on curbing various terrorist activities emanating from its land.