You are on page 1of 1


20fi **,J',r-*i,;i,' ;*nm

AssaultsIndla on
principle of foreign policy and Minister suggesting that we hang Muridke, near lahore where it has a Pakistan has made terrorism a Qasab, and thereby dose the case sprawling campus, students' hostels, weapon of foreign policy and we are imp$ing quite clearly we nre not technical institutes, medical centres, not able to see the futility of the first going to get what we want from its second major infrastrucnre facility and the reality of the second. Pakistan. Three years after Mumbai is in Shahdodpur in Sindh. Its finanThe reality is harsh and frighten- the IcT has grown in strength antl cial resources are enonnous - both ing. The reality is that of range of activities with a presence in domestic from charigy contributions, from the I.ashkar-e{a1yaba, its linkages with at least 22 countries and making it a compensatioVsubsidy global frop,, donations India Pakistan relationship in the Deep S-tateof Pakistan embodied far more potent threat than any other Army, fhe Pakistanis abroad and from Saudirt I recent years has been to a pat- in the Pak Army and the ISI and the terrorist organisation. I tern. Ttrey hit, we appease. The jihadi paraphernalia. Ttrey draw susThe LeT's vast terror network Arabia and UAE charities. Thereris', massive train bombing in Mumbai in tenance from each other. While the extends beyond Pakistan; its terror enough money in the LeT coffers to 2006 was followed by the NAM world is nowwaking up to the threat, training establishment of militaryenable purchase of new property Summit n 2OO7where we lowered we in India should by now have a clear jihadi expertise teaches an worth US $ 6 million'in Punjab and ourselves to Pakistan's level by agree- idea of the kind of threat we face from international alumni. Jihadi training Sindh in 2003. Since 2001 a new cening that both countries faced the this terrorist oudit masquerading as a schools are now a lucrative post tre, the Markaz Qadsiya was built in common threat of terrorism. We social service NGO. We should be retirement avenue for retiring Army Lahore at a cost of US $9.5 million. Allignored that India had suffered from under no delusions about what the officers and men who provide inter- this and more can be found in Wil$o-fti1 Pakistani terrorism and innumerable funrre enlails as this organisation has national consultancies and John's book "The Caliphatet, killings fior decades and Pakistan had the full support of the state. specialised training, like creating Soldiers," which is guaranteed,'just begun to suffer from Pakistani terTtree years after Mumbai, despite deep cover operatives. It is estimated leave many o{ us viry frightened. , ' rorism. Thereafter, the commonality all our entreaties and dossiers, there that the LeT has over 2,500 offices, Today the I.eT is the world's q4gst. ,ended. The carnage of Mtmrbai on has been no joy from Pakistan. employing over 25,000 persons. pow,erful trans-national, but essen.;, group, November 26,20AA - something all Instead we have the Pak Interior While its main centre remains at tially Punjabi, terrorist of us watched in horror and enjoyrng unending state sul'. port. There are no signs thar,the anguish was really Gen Kayanit ltargil against us. ft was Pakistani state has any inteqa declaration of war. In response tions of either even disengag$g, we did not e\ren formally susfrom IeTsactivities to saynoitr-. pend the Composite'Dialogue. ing of disrnantling this group. lnstead, we had the sell out at Ttre fear that there could be a Sharm el-Sheil*r'in July 2009 major terrorist attack in India by where we scored a number of the LeT or is proxies, is very own goals. real. Ttris threat will begin to That has hen the pattern recedeonlywhen the Deep State since then, beginning with the realises it has to pay a price for Delhi fiasco of the Foreign such activities. Mere threats to Secretaries' rneeting followed by break dialogue, display of mrsplaced magnanimity or appeais the Islamabad fiasco of the Foreign Ministers' meeting interto the international community spersedwith dreamy eyed hopes are unlikely to impress the leT of building trust at Thimpu and or its mentors. ending with the latest foray in chief Thewriteris a former of the Maldives. Our problem has and Wing DIPT0MATIG FAILURE: India-Pakistan The relationship years been toa pattern. Research Analysis (RAW) '. inrecent has set : been that we have made hope a