The US State Department notified Congress of its moving ahead to sell Harpoon air-launched anti-ship missiles and Mark 54 lightweight torpedoes
worth $155 million to India, to enhance its deterrent capabilities against regional threats and to bolster its homeland defence.
With President Donald Trump’s visit to India recently and subsequent agreements on Defence cooperation, especially in the view of establishment of Indo Pacific, this was one of the many defence deals including a Missile defence system, the Integrated
Air Defence Weapon System (IADWS) worth $ 1.86 billion, which are to be inducted as part of Indo US defence cooperation.
very understandable that Pakistan, on behalf of China and its interests in the Indian Ocean, find themselves up against a formidable Indo Pacific, however, what was bizarre, was the blatant manner in which it was bespoken.
“The sale of such missile systems, along with technical assistance and logistic support at the time when there is a global effort to fight
the pandemic is particularly disturbing. This will destabilise the already volatile situation in South Asia,” Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said.
This is while Pakistan has been increasingly violating the ceasefire agreement with India and interfering in its internal affairs, even as the focus of the world is to fight coronavirus pandemic. Despite
being a global fight, for survival of mankind, Pakistan has been found to be prioritizing terrorism in Kashmir, fermenting ISI-paid Tablighi Strife in India to formalize brainwashing of Indian Muslims, in a bid to sow communal discord,
court ISPK terrorists in Afghanistan and appease the Chinese at the cost of their own citizens.
Pakistan: a Nation devoid of Character
While the Coronavirus has been wreaking havoc globally, Pakistan has been up to its familiar, however inconsequential and incomprehensible
tactics of terrorism. In March, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik told Parliament, that Pakistan violated the ceasefire at least 646 times between January 1 and February 23. Subsequently, It had upped the intensity, as subsequent weeks saw,
that it fired small arms and mortar shells along the LoC in Poonch district, Sunderbani Nowshera sector and despite the wake of international emergency on coronavirus, tried to infiltrate terrorists.
Subsequently, Indian Army retaliated “effectively and strongly” to the ceasefire violation in Keran sector in Kupwara district, with precision targeting of gun areas, terrorist launchpads
and ammunition dump across the LoC, with reports of heavy damage on the enemy side,” defence spokesperson revealed.
is for all to see, how positioned, Pakistan sees itself in the juggernaut of the Global spirit of defeating the deadly virus. Nowhere about!
ISI’s Tablighi Rendition
Tablighi Jamaat, the global organisation of Islamic Puranitic version of Islam,
has a long history of courtship by the Pakistani Army‘s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Pakistan supported-based banned terror outfits like Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM).
ISI has been found to be intricately involved in providing logistic as well as superintending support, putting together riots using quasi-mercenary connivance of rohingyas, ISKP as well as Popular
Front of India(PFI) affiliates and providing a preposterous Radical Islam narrative( it can be well believed, that Pakistan is similarly exporting its nefarious agenda of Radical Islam in the rest of South-East Asia).
Now, amidst Coronavirus Pandemic, it has been found that ISI has again, in the name of Radical Islam, has gone out of its way to prove to be inhumanly detrimental to Muslim community.
ISI fully knows, that the criminal act of spreading Coronavirus, using Tablighi jamaat meeting as a religious congregation in falsehood of radical Islam, shall result in 90% casualties of Indian Muslims themselves. Is it a ploy to inflict
casualties on Indian Muslims and showcase it as apathy of Indian state towards its own Muslims, though this looks like taking it to an illogical extreme, however since when has Pakistan been found to be sane enough.
Posturing in the shadows of Epidemic
China is implementing the largest military build-up the world has seen, since the end of World
War II, by militarizing the South China Sea via a chain of reclaimed reefs that now host runways, ship berths, and military facilities. As far as Taiwan straits are concerned, China has an arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles, as well as anti-ship missiles,
that easily outrange those on US Navy warships.
With coronavirus creating unprecedented upheaval in the US, it is widely speculated
that China may take it as the opportunity to land on Taiwanese shores. Despite Clinton’s 1996 order of keeping two US Navy carrier battle force in the region, Chinese superiority is in terms of it positioning as a Chinese anti-access/area-denial
(A2/AD) force close to its mainland, as tactics of swarming enemy force with anti-ship missile firepower from the smaller crafts, here PLA Navy(PLAN) holds an advantage(given PLA Navy is in excess of over sixty Frigates and Eighty
fast attack crafts viz the US Navy).