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Sharif in Wonderland

 
 
IT may have not been difficult for Nawaz Sharif to reclaim the top position. But he certainly does not appear comfortable there. His morose demeanour portrays a man in deep agony, inspiring little confidence in the nation he is supposed to lead.
It was a rare moment in recent months when he was seen smiling in public, curiously enough, during the visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry last month.
Mr Sharif’s first 80 days in his third term in office have not been promising enough to build public confidence in his government. His much-delayed first address to the nation lacked focus and direction. His tentative approach and indecision on almost all key policy issues has reinforced the state of inertia afflicting the republic. 
Now almost at the end of the honeymoon period, the government does not have much to show for its performance. The prime minister’s dithering is proverbial. Several key diplomatic and government positions are lying vacant because he cannot make up his mind. Mr Sharif has never been known for the delegation of powers, but the situation seems to have worsened this time with him keeping several key portfolios such as foreign, defence and commerce for himself. 
The rest are the same old faces, part of the previous PML-N administration some 13 years ago, thus bringing no new vision or ideas relevant to a radically changed domestic and external environment. 
His unwillingness to induct new blood illustrates Mr Sharif’s old cliquish style of governance. The consultations on important matters are restricted to close family members and a few trusted hangers-on.
It is a government running in neutral gear. There has not been any substantive move yet to implement the party’s much-touted reform agenda. 
Take for example, the economy, said to be on top of Mr Sharif’s priority list. There seems to be no clear policy direction. Despite his comfortable majority in the National Assembly, Mr Sharif is not willing to take the tough decisions urgently needed to put the economy back on track. It is ad hocism at its worst. 
In last week’s address, the prime minister spoke at length about what had gone wrong, but nothing on what is to be done. Reforming the taxation system certainly does not seem to be Mr Sharif’s priority. That was quite apparent from what he said in an interview to London’s Telegraph last week: “I have not yet discussed this matter because … these are very initial days.” So how long will it take for Mr Sharif to think about this critical issue? 
Mr Sharif has also hinted at cutting income and corporate taxes. “We will have to lower the taxes in the country, the income tax, the corporate tax and all the taxes,” he told the Telegraph. With the tax collection now accounting for less than 9pc of GDP, one of the lowest in the world, cutting taxes for the rich, without widening the tax base, is a recipe for disaster.
Mr Sharif’s government has already agreed to a $5.3billion IMF bailout package that will give breathing space to Pakistan’s ailing economy. The programme also requires Pakistan to bring down the whopping fiscal deficit. But can this be possible without radical tax reforms? Given this situation, the government will find it extremely difficult to comply with the terms of the IMF programme.
Mr Sharif appears much more conflicted and confused on the issue of terrorism. A large part of his address last week was devoted to the human and financial cost of rising militancy. He was right when he said that political stability and economic development is not possible without eradicating the menace. But his resolve seemed to weaken when it came to the issue of taking action against those challenging the state’s authority. 
While holding out the possibility of a military option, Mr Sharif still seems to be hung up on the idea of a negotiated peace deal with the militants. What he does not realise is that such an approach has not worked in the past and there is no hope of it succeeding this time either. While the Taliban have made it very clear that they are prepared to talk only on their terms, the government seems to be hell-bent on placating them. 
The government’s desperation to appease the Taliban was evident from the comment made by Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan during a TV interview that the previous administrations were not sincere in negotiations. He ruled out the use of force against the militants saying that dialogue was the only option. 
Such remarks not only legitimise the terrorists, they may also weaken the resolve of our security forces battling them. The minister does not even want to have preconditions for the so-called peace talks. Nothing could be more defeatist than this. 
There is an increasing perception that Mr Sharif is willing to reconcile with the militants as long as they spare Punjab from terrorist attacks. The reported divide between the Punjabi Taliban and the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan over Mr Sharif”s offer for peace talks lends credence to the prevailing impression. Many believe that the prime minister has put on hold the hanging of two convicted members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi after the threat from the Punjabi Taliban. The group threatened to target top government leaders if the men were executed. 
So, it was not surprising that the group welcomed Mr Sharif’s peace talks offer after the suspension of the execution order. Buying peace for one province at the cost of the country’s stability is certainly not going to work.
One expected that the third Sharif government may have learnt from past mistakes and would bring political stability to the strife-torn country. But the performance of the government so far does not instil much hope for the future. Mr Sharif needs to come out of his Wonderland before the situation becomes irreversible.

 

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NAWAZ SHARIF PURPOSELY DRAGGING HIS FEET OVER THAR COAL DEVELOPMENT BY DR.SAMAR MUBARAKMAND. NAWAZ WANTS TO HAND OVER THAR COAL TO INDIA

 

 

Shaikh Saadi Sherazi 

on Nawaz Sharif’s Biradari

Agar Qaht-e-Rajal Bashad zeeshaan az aun na geree

Yak Kamboh, Doyam Afghan, Soyam Bad zaat Kashmiri“

Translated: 

Never trust three castes/creeds:

1. Awal Afghan ( First: Afghanistan )

2. Do-am Kamboh ( Second: Kaboh )

2. So-am Badzaat-E-Kaashmiri ( Third: Inferior & felonious Kashmiri )

 Throughout History Kashmiris have backstabbed their benefactors. Even, US will find one day Nawaz Sharif, the Scion of an Amritsari, Kashmiri Family will back stab them. These are felonious people, who have been punished by God and put under the slavery of Hindu (115000 gods)
 
 
 
 
 
 
This aphorism from a Muslim Sage, Saadi Shirazi,alludes to the untrustworthy and backstabbing nature  of Kashmiri psyche. Nawaz Sharif is a Kashmiri Trojan Horse for US. He will act as if he is a friend of China, he will work against Chinese interests. His first stealth act of treachery against China, will be in the form of foot-dragging on the Gwadar Port Agreement. He will delay Chinese help on the Reko Diq Project. He will also use dilatory tactics in the Power Sector, and do his utmost to politically sabotage the chashma III IV projects. He will appear overly friendly to China, but, he carries a dagger to stab China in the back.
 
 
 
 
“I will be Pakistan Army Chief’s boss(Meaning he will protect India’s Interests),” says Nawaz Sharif to Indian News Interviewer.
 
 
 
POEM
 
In Nawaz Sharif’s Honour on Facebook

 NAWAZ SHARIF GHADDAR

QADYANIYON KA PIYAR

INDIA AUR ISRAEL IS KI SARKAR

IS KUTTAY KO HAI HAKOMAT KA BUKHAR

O MARJA LANTI KIRDAR

TUJH PER LANAT BESHUMAR

BAAP KA KAAM TO PATA NAHI

PER DAMAAD CHOWKIDAAR

KEHTA SHAIR KHUD KO YARON

MANZOOR NAHI HAI HAAR

BUS ISSI LIYE HAI MAGHRIB KA TABAYDAAR

NAAM MUSALMANO KA RAKHA

KAFIROON KA PARASTAAR

JHOOT, MAKAR, FAREEB KI AADAT

SAB HO GAI BEKAAR

IMRAN KAY AAGAY NAI CHALNI TER

DAAL DAY AB HATYAAR

O MARJA LANTI KIRDAR

TUJH PER LANAT BESHUMAR 

https://www.facebook.com/IKJanisar.Official/posts/458332577580788

 

 

 

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He wants to invite Indian Hindus to take over Thar Coal Project, which is right now under the honest Leadership of Dr.Samar Mubarakmand
Islamabad, May 06, 2013
  
 
 
 

 

 
 

Refusing to play second fiddle to the powerful military, former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif has said he will be the army chief’s “boss” if voted back to power in the May 11 general elections. A combative Sharif, whose party PML-N is widely expected to form the next government here, hinted that the current army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani would be replaced by the “senior most” when he retires in November.

 

“All I know is when I was a Prime Minister, the policies were being formulated by federal government, by the civilian head of the state and then of course executed by the institutions,” Sharif said in an interview to Karan Thapar on CNN IBN’s Devil’s Advocate.

“I want that to continue and I’m very clear on that, that everybody must remain in their respective domain,” he said.

He was replying to a query if under his rule, the Army would continue to control Pakistan’s relations with US, India besides security policies of the government.

Asked if that means the Prime Minister will be Army chief’s boss, he said, “He is. The Army is an attached department of the federal government and of course the Chief of Army staff works under the federal government and implements the policies of the federal government”.

Replying to a query if he would give an extension to Kayani, he said, “I don’t think he will ask any further extension or he will be interested in any further extension. I will go by the book; I will go by the merit. Who so ever is the senior most, will have to occupy this…the next one, the next in line”.

Sharif who spoke on a wide range of issues also stressed on the importance of a combination of dialogue and armed intervention as the answer to combat terror in Pakistan.

He also said he has no vendetta against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf but said he will bring a treason trial against him for imposing martial law twice in the country.

“I think this problem has to be solved on priority basis, there is no doubt about it. And you can’t really solve all the problems through guns and bullets, you got to also explore other options.

“Options of engagement, may be those options work, in many countries problems have been solved by sitting across the table…I think all the options would have to be exercised,” Sharif said.

“We will have to have all the stakeholders sitting on the table, discuss the matter with them openly, candidly and very frankly and arrive at a policy and a strategy that is workable.

“And I think all those forces inside Pakistan, outside Pakistan will also have to be invited and we must then listen to each others concerns, address them and them pave the way for a solution to this problem,” he said.

Speaking about Musharraf, Sharif said he did not have any personal vendetta to settle.

“He has imposed martial law twice in Pakistan, first in 1999 and again in November 2007. He abrogated the constitution, he fired the judges, he dissolved Parliament unconstitutionally. I think he has to pay for that,” he said.

Asked if that meant he will sanction a treason trial against Musharraf, Sharif said, “That is not a crime that I can forgive, I think the nation will have to decide as to what the nation wants against him and then it will be left to judiciary and the judges to try and to decide”.

Speaking about his economic revival plans, Sharif said he would float an international tender for generating power from Thar coal mines.

“Indian businessmen are getting power from this coal, they are generating power from coal in India. Why can’t we do it? I think we will float an international tender, bidding and may be Indian businessmen can come and invest in Thar coal in Pakistan. We will be happy to welcome them”.

 

 

 

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Lt Gen Raheel appointed as new COAS, Lt Gen Rashad as CJCSC

 

 On the recommendation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Lt Gen. Raheel Sharif has been appointed as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) while Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
 
President Mamnoon Hussain endorsed the PM’s recommendations both Lt Generals will be promoted to General rank on November 28. Earlier on Wednesday, PM Nawaz held meetings separately with the two Lieutenant Generals. According to sources, matters relating to the security of the country and professional affairs were also discussed in the meetings.
 
Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif
 
Prior to this appointment as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif was serving as the Inspector General Training and Evaluation at the General Headquarters. His prior appointments include Commander, Gujranwala 3X Corps, Commandant of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul and General Officer Commanding Lahore. He is the younger brother of Nishan-i-Haider recipient Major Shabbir Sharif and the nephew of another Nishan-i-Haider recipient Major Aziz Bhatti.
 
Lieutenant General Rashad Mehmood
 
Prior to his appointment as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Lieutenant General Rashad Mahmood was serving as the Chief of General Staff while he has also served as the Corps Commander of Lahore. He was also the military secretary to former President Rafiq Tarar. Lt General Mahmood comes from Baloch Regiment and had served under General Kayani as ISI deputy director general.
 
November 27, 2013 – 
 

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Lt Gen Raheel new COAS, Lt Gen Rashad as CJCSC

 
ISLAMABAD: On the recommendation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Lt Gen. Raheel Sharif has been appointed as Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) while Lt Gen Rashad Mahmood as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC).
 
President Mamnoon Hussain endorsed the PM’s recommendations both Lt Generals will be promoted to General rank on November 28. Earlier on Wednesday, PM Nawaz held meetings separately with the two Lieutenant Generals. According to sources, matters relating to the security of the country and professional affairs were also discussed in the meetings.
 
Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif
 
Prior to this appointment as Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Raheel Sharif was serving as the Inspector General Training and Evaluation at the General Headquarters. His prior appointments include Commander, Gujranwala 3X Corps, Commandant of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul and General Officer Commanding Lahore. He is the younger brother of Nishan-i-Haider recipient Major Shabbir Sharif and the nephew of another Nishan-i-Haider recipient Major Aziz Bhatti.
 
Lieutenant General Rashad Mehmood
 
Prior to his appointment as Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee, Lieutenant General Rashad Mahmood was serving as the Chief of General Staff while he has also served as the Corps Commander of Lahore. He was also the military secretary to former President Rafiq Tarar. Lt General Mahmood comes from Baloch Regiment and had served under General Kayani as ISI deputy director general.
 

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Prices Increase under PML(N) Government after 2 months ..

 
 
 
 

 

SHER HAMARI JAAN KO AYA

 

 
 
 
 
 
SHER AYA!SHER AYA!
ROTI KHAYA, ALOO KHAYA,
CHANAA KHAYA,
NAWAZ SHARIF KA DHOL BAJAYE,
SHER AYA! SHER AYA,
PAK WATAN KO SHER NAY KAHYA
PAK AWAM KO MARWAYA
SHER AYA! SHER AYA
AMERIKA SAY WO DAULAT LAYA
RAIWIND MEIN  MAHAL BANAYA
AMERIKI DAULAT KO LUT WAYA
LOOT MAAR KA DHOOL BAJAYA
HAI RAY PAK AWAM KO KHAYA
SHER AYA SHER AYA
 
 
Prices Increase under PML(N) Government after 2 months ..

– Petrol— Rs 98 to Rs 110
– CNG — Rs 73 to Rs 84
– Dollar—Rs 98 to Rs 105
– Aata—-Rs 37 to Rs 46
– GST —-16% to 17% *
– Bijli—–Rs 5/unit to Rs 12/unit
– TV Fee—- Rs 35 to Rs 60
– Mobile load Tax — 17% to 25 %
 
PML(N) Corruption

– Members parliament salary increase 100% but
– Govt employees salary increased only 10%
– Cannot speak against india
– Taking IMF loan
 
Nawaz Sharif & PML(N) Incompetence Blow Back on Pakistani nation

– Increase load shedding after by-elections
– Law n order worst situation
– Increased suicide attacks
– Increased Drone Attacks
– Increased Unemployment
on top of everything 
                             
Tomato  RS 160/kilo 

Sher Maidan Mai Aa Giya hai
 
 
Suggest you compare the prices again after another couple of months ……..

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KARGIL CONFLICT

KARGIL CONFLICT

 


Gen. Musharraf and Nawaz Sharif with troops raising slogans of Allah u Akbar in the forward areas during the Kargil conflict.

The Kargil conflict between Pakistan and India took place in Kashmir between May and July 1999, the objective of the whole conflict was to cut off the link between Kashmir and Ladakh by hitting National Highway No.1 (NH 1) and cause Indian forces to withdraw from the Siachen Glacier, forcing India to negotiate and resolve the decade old Kashmir dispute.

The Pakistani positions on the mountains across Drass river enjoy certain advantage. India captured these positions in 1965, but returned them as per agreement. It managed to recapture them in 1971, and has retained them since. According to Indian sources, while this has removed the threat of small arms fire on the town, posts, in the more distant mountains still overlook the town which exposes the area to Pakistani fire. India has never been happy about the situation and always desired to seize advantageous positions in the Kargil sector.

THE BEGINNING OF KARGIL CONFLICT

Because of the extreme winter weather conditions in Kashmir, it was a common practice of the Indians and Pakistan Army to vacate high altitude forward posts and reoccupy them in the spring. In the winter of early 1999, Pakistan Army along with the Mujahideen reoccupied the forward positions and strategic peaks of Kargil, Drass and Batalik before the Indians. This came as a shock to the Indian Army when they realized the gravity of the situation. “Operation Al-Badar” was the name given to Pakistan’s infiltration.

Indian Army reacted and deployed four divisions to take back the strategic peaks for securing its main supply line in Kashmir. India’s operation to recapture their territory was named “Operation Vijay”. The battle escalated with continuous Indian assaults on the peaks while Pakistan Army was able to bring down effective artillery fire on Indian positions through much of the conflict as they commanded all strategic heights. From the observation posts, Pakistan Army had a clear view to target the Indian main supply route National Highway No.1 (NH 1) inflicting heavy casualties.

 


Detailed map of Control Line showing the flash points Kargil and Drass sectors with NH 1 passing along them. 

 


Operation Al-Badar: Pak Army and Mujahideen advance across the LoC.

 


Controlling the strategic peaks during the conflict. 

 


Pakistan Army shelling Indian Army positions. 

 


A Mujahid takes position on a ridge in a battle with the Indian Army during the Kargil conflict.

INITIAL INDIAN ATTACKS AND MILITARY BUILD-UP

The Indians initially launched counter attacks to dislodge Pakistani troops from the heights and watershed area where it meets the Tololing ridge. Their focus was on controlling the peaks overlooking NH 1 and its stretches near the town of Kargil were of high importance for them. When these attacks were repulsed, the Indians in reaction raised their level of military force and inducted Bofor guns. As a result of their panic, they started massing up offensive and defensive forces in the Kargil-Drass area. Their panic was not only reflected in their military mass-up but also in their haste to give military awards. This was visible when they gave their highest military award posthumously to a soldier whose wife claimed that he was still alive and admitted in hospital.

After suffering casualties in the early phase of conflict, Indian Army changed their technique of attack and started containing the front while attacking from the flanks. They attacked limited objectives in every sub-sector at any one time by using utmost concentration of infantry and artillery. In addition, the difficult terrain of the area was not giving much benefit to the Indian Army.

“We are facing an enemy which does not differentiate between civil and army”

“The Indian soldiers jumped over their dead soldiers while retreating hastily”

“Ammunition dump of the Indian Army was destroyed which suffered Rs 2 mn loss”

 

In the third week of May 1999, Indian Army launched a reinforced attack on Tiger Hill and Tololing in Drass sector and later inducted IAF into the conflict. “Operation Safed Sagar” was the code-name assigned to IAF. At the same time, India was extremely active on the diplomatic front and its Ministry of External Affairs tried the best to show Pakistan as an aggressor.

 

“Hundreds of Indian Army dead bodies were lying inside Pak territory”

“Indians Army did not collect the bodies for days which started rotting”

PAKISTAN SHOOTS DOWN TWO INDIAN MIGS

Indian Air Force openly entered into the conflict on 26 May 1999 and launched air strikes 10 kms across LoC inside Pakistani territory. Pakistan warned that if India would continue to violate its airspace than it would target them in retaliation. On 27 May 1999, IAF MiG-27ML (Serial No. 1135) flown by Flt Lt K. Nachiketa of No. 9 Squadron intruded into Pakistan airspace at 11:15 a.m. (PST) near Hunzi Ghund. It intruded twice and first marked a Pakistani position on the LoC with smoke bombs and then came in for a rocketing and strafing attack on the same post. Gunner Shafaqat Ali commanded by Capt. Faheem Tipu of Air Defence using an ANZA-II SAM tracked and shot down the MiG as it exited. The pilot ejected and was taken POW. He resisted with his pistol after landing and was involved in a fire fight with Pakistani troops to evade capture. 

Shortly later, two more Indian MiG-21 jets intruded into Pakistan airspace at 11:35 a.m. (PST) and dived in for a rocketing attack on the same Pakistani position. Naik Talib Hussain Basharat again commanded by Capt. Faheem Tipu started tracking and one of the MiG-21 (Serial No. C1539) was shot down again with ANZA-II SAM at a height of 1,500 metres. The wreckage fell 10-12 kilometres inside Pakistan territory. The pilot, Sqn Ldr Ajay Ahuja of No. 17 Squadron was killed and the body was handed over to India on 29 May 1999.

 


Pak Army soldiers with the tail of Indian MiG-21 fighter jet in Hunzi Ghund in Pakistan territory.

After the Indian jets were shot down, Indian media started a propaganda that Pakistan Army could not shoot any Indian aircrafts and the IAF is continuing their activities. The Pakistani defence spokesman Brig. Rashid Qureshi refuted it and cleared that after the Indian planes had been shot down they did not violate the Pakistani airspace and continued to patrol inside Indian territory at a very high altitude.

“Both IAF jets were shot inside Pak territory which were involved in hostile attack”

“A living prisoner is more useful than a dead one, Pak Army did not kill Ahuja”

 

“No one, not even the Defence Attache turned up to receive their own pilot”

 

When FIt Lt. Nachiketa was released on 4 June 1999 as a unilateral gesture of goodwill by Pakistan, on the order of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, no one, not even the Defence Attache turned up to receive their own pilot. The reason they did not want to be publicly seen receiving their prisoner pilot back. The Foreign Office had taken precautions to associate the ICRC with the wellbeing of the Indian pilot. They examined him and found him medically fit in the condition they took his custody and transported him to the border. Squadron Leader Ahuja’s body was returned with full military honours by the Pakistan Army, that has always stuck by the traditions of the battlefield. As Ahuja’s body was handed over to India, even before any post-mortem examination it raised alarm that Ahuja may have shot dead after he had parachuted safely to the ground. India had maintained that the Ahuja had “ejected after his MiG-21 was hit by a surface to air missile fired upon from across the LoC.” Later India maintained that according to the post-mortem report Ahuja was shot twice-once through the ear and again in the chest. India launched strong protest with Pakistan over the ‘brutal shooting’ of Sqn Ldr. Ahuja by his Pakistani captors. This was another attempt to malign Pakistan in the eyes of the world. Knowing fully well that Ahuja fighter plane was shot down when it was engaged in rocketing, artillery firing and automatic firing. In such a combat situation some bullets hitting Ahuja can not be ruled out.

IAF changed their operational technique after their jets were shot down and used Jaguars and Mirage 2000 fighter jets. They also began using laser-guided bombs from high-altitude. As a result, their bombing was ineffective and they failed to clear the targets.

BATTLE FOR THE CONTROL OF PEAKS

On 6 June 1999, Indian Army launched major offensive backed by air strikes in Kargil and Drass, reported by CNN. This attempt of India to move forward was successfully repulsed by Pak Army troops and Mujahideen. By 10 June 1999, when India was unable to take the peaks despite the expansion of conflict, they brought additional forces of infantry, artillery, Para/Commando battalions and PMF/BSF battalions into Kargil area.

After weeks of intense fighting and desperate Indian efforts to gain success, Indian Army made its first gain in Drass sector on 13 June 1999 by taking Tololing peak. This was the day when Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee also visited Kargil and along with his entourage merely escaped Pakistani shelling.

International pressure was also mounting on Pakistan and on 15 June 1999, US President President on telephone urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pull back. On 29 June 1999, Indian Army managed to capture Point 5060 and 5100 near Tiger Hill.

A report released in Washington on 29 June 1999 said that India had suffered so badly in Kargil at the hands of Pakistani forces that the only way out for it is to attack Pakistan on a large scale. In an alarming letter to President Clinton as reported in the Washington Post, Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee wrote that New Delhi will be compelled to attack Pakistan if Islamabad failed to withdraw its forces from the Indian side of the Line of Control. The spectacle of hundreds of body bags of Indian soldiers coming down from the mountains in Kargil was creating an intense public pressure on the Indian Government to react.

Due to the difficult conditions in which the Indians were fighting, their victories were less glorious than their spokesman portrayed. By early July, Indian Army gained some ground in Mushkoh and Drass but was unable to make progress in Kaksar and Batalik despite putting constant pressure on the Pakistani troops and Mujahideen.

INDIA BANS PTV BROADCAST

The Indian government banned Pakistan Television broadcasts in India and restricted foreign journalists from going to Kargil. Eleven former Indian generals and bureaucrats demanded ‘suspension’ of independent analyses of Kargil. They include, the hawk K Subrahmanyam, and two former foreign secretaries. They say Kargil ‘is a test of the national will’. Hence any ‘postmortem’ by analysts should be suspended’. We must not talk about ‘any inadequacies and failures that have led to the crisis’. At stake is our ‘credibility as a nation’.

“India has given us the certificate of truth by banning PTV, Mushahid Hussain”

“Indian Army faced shortage of coffins during the conflict”

The blanket ban on foreign media and Pakistani broadcasts only shows the weakness of the Indian position on the Kargil situation. Indian Minister for External Affairs refused to appear on the CNN, while Pakistani foreign minister briefed the foreign media. Pakistan had also welcomed foreign media to go to LoC and see the situation themselves.

 


Gen Musharraf with other service chiefs and PM Nawaz Sharif present at a meeting in HQ 10 Corps. 22 June 1999

END OF CONFLICT – THE WITHDRAWAL

A DCC (Defence Comittee of the Cabinet) meeting was held on 2 July 1999 in which the ongoing conflict was discussed. The military commanders including Gen Musharraf briefed the cabinet that Pakistan Army was militarily in a strong position. Prime Minister Sharif suggested for withdrawing from the strategic peaks, however it was cleared by Gen Musharraf that there was absolutely no need for withdrawal as Pak Army was in a dominating position. The Indian Army was practically gripped by their throat. The DCC meeting concluded without any decision for withdrawal and it was decided that another meeting would be held on 5 July 1999. 

On the same night of 2 July 1999, Sharif called Musharraf on phone and told him to come over at Chaklala Airport as he was going to US. Musharraf along with Lt Gen Zia ud Din Butt came from Murree to meet the PM where again he was asked about withdrawing the forces. Musharraf again cleared that withdrawal is a political decision whereas Pakistan is militarily in a strong and dominating position. Whether PM Nawaz Sharif was able to sustain international pressure but he unilaterally went on his own to the United States.

When Nawaz Sharif left for US, the battle at Tiger Hills was underway which was surrounded with controversy as the Mujahideen had abandoned shelling and US President had agreed to meet Nawaz Sharif only on the pre-condition of withdrawal from Kargil.

After the withdrawal agreement was signed in Washington on 4 July 1999, Pak Army started withdrawing from Indian territory on 11 July 1999 and India reclaimed key peaks in Batalik. 16 July was set as deadline for complete withdrawal and Indian territory was reportedly fully vacated. On 26 July 1999, the conflict finally came to an end.

SOME FACTS OF KARGIL CONFLICT

We have fought a great war in the mountains of Kashmir, but unfortunately, our then coward prime minister betrayed the nation and we had to retreat, and then, India has used its full propaganda machine to try to come out victorious after such a humiliation at the hands of few hundred Mujahideen.

Some facts are: 
1.Total number of Mujahideen, at any stage did not exceed approx: 1000.
2. They captured one of the most difficult terrain and in intense cold environment. 
3. They completely evaded the Indian intelligence machine and the (made in India) satellites pictures.
4. It was a total surprise to Indians when shepherds brought the news of invasion to Indian military machine, which took some days to realize its importance. 
5. Indian chief of staff did not even cancelled his foreign visit. 
6. The first search party of 60 Indian soldiers was completely annihilated and none of them returned. 
7. The second search party of 259 Indian soldiers was either annihilated or injured. 
8. The first Canberra reconnaissance mission ended up in a damaged Canberra plane, which did land in Srinagar and brought to Indians the actual scale of invasion. 
9. Two Indian fighter jets – MiG-27 and MiG-21 were shot down. 
10. An Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter was shot down killing its crew of four.
11. Indian Air force totally stopped all its operations and so did the military helicopters. 
12. It took long time for the Indian Air Force to come back again, but only with Mirage 2000 planes dropping bombs from high altitude…and also using laser guided bombs.
13. A barrage of artillery pounding continued for the next 6 weeks, and in the end, even Bofor guns were employed, in order to score, as there did not seem to be any change in Mujahideen positions. 
14. There was a huge loss to Indian military. There was a shortage of coffins. About 1700 Indian soldiers died and more than the same number injured. 
15. About 50 Bofors bombs were used per Mujahideen amounting to US$50000 per person, apart from the various other ammunition used extensively including artillery shells, rockets from ground launchers and air and infantry attacks. 
16. After all this efforts for nearly 2 months, it took Clinton to come to India´s rescue, and Pakistan had to retreat with 370 losses in life.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS GAINED FROM THE CONFLICT

Every conflict or war that starts eventually comes to an end and so did this conflict. Despite the forced withdrawal after PM Sharif rushed to US, Pakistan achieved success till the extent of meeting its strategic and tactical objectives while India’s weaknesses were also exposed.

* Kashmir dispute was brought into world focus. It was internationally realized that the dispute needs urgent settlement as it has the potential to spark a major conflict and war between the two countries.

* Pak Army proved that it can give mightier Indian Army a militarily tough time in a low-intensity conflict. This is evident because India was time and again asking US to put pressure on Pakistan to pull back across the LoC.

* Pak Army was able to successfully counter Indian Army’s assaults without any backup of PAF while IAF was fully deployed in assault role along LoC.

* At the time of Pakistan’s withdrawal, India had managed to retake only 10-11% of the area. This was stated by Pakistani military sources as well as Indian sources who make reference to Col. Brian Cloughley’s book called ‘A History Of The Pakistan Army’.

* At the time of withdrawal, Indian Army formations had begun to fatigue which was assumed from Indian military transmissions. This was revealed in a briefing by FCNA on 12 January 2003.

* Pakistan’s cost of war was very low as compared to India’s cost of war.

* Kargil conflict has been a cause of great anguish to India which led to a commission to investigate their failures.

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Kargil Conflict News Update – May 1999 
Kargil Conflict News Update – June 1999
Kargil Conflict News Update – July 1999
Scenes of Kargil Conflict
Pak Army shoots down Indian MiG-27 and MiG-21
Capt. Sher Khan’s gallantry was praised by the Indian Army
Hav. Lalak Jan repulsed seventeen Indian attacks in three days
 

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PAKISTAN ARMY

 

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