On September 28-30, 2018 India observed “Parakaram Parv” to commemorate the valour and spectacular success of the Special Forces personnel who had launched multiple surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) two years ago to destroy terrorist training camps in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).
However, while the Pakistan army was initially shell shocked at the Indian army’s audacity, one or two sets of surgical strikes were bound to prove insufficient to impose prohibitive costs on Pakistan to compel it to end its quest to wrest Jammu and Kashmir from India. A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary strategy needs to be drawn up and implemented resolutely over a sustained period of time.
India’s Policy of Strategic Restraint
For three decades now, the Pakistan army and the ISI — known as the ‘deep state’ — have been waging a proxy war against India as part of their strategy of ‘bleeding India through a thousand cuts’. Read more