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Pak Army Book focuses on Kashmir; Bajwa writes Art 370, Balakot

Kashmir seems to be the attention of this 2020 variant of an internal publication of the Pakistan Army, using its chief Gen Qamar Bajwa describing the past season’s Balakot air attack and the scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status as events which affected regional geopolitics.

The vast majority of posts in the most recent edition by military officers, former diplomats, journalists, and professors mention that the Kashmir issue, and give proposals which range from developing a Kashmir Fund to encourage men and women in the Indian Union Territory, also embracing cyber and information warfare by putting communications connections within the Kashmir Valley.

The Green Book 2020, a biennial publication of the Pakistan Army with documents by both retired and serving officers which signify the military’s overall plan and goals, also has a concept by Bajwa that clarifies Kashmir as a”nuclear flashpoint”.

In his message from Green Book 2020, published on the site of Pakistan’s National Defence University (NDU), Bajwa states the surroundings in South has been complicated, together with the traces becoming blurred between different kinds of war.

“Former was a coercive effort to carve out space for war against atomic overhang and apply compellence; adroitly refused by Pakistan Air Force that the very following day, by way of a calibrated and proportionate answer — Indian craving for launching a New Standard was stymied comprehensively.

“Kashmir is a nuclear flashpoint and in complete disregard to international standards, Mr. Modi has not just jeopardized the immediate area, but also has increased the ante for the whole World. The discourse in a present variant of Pakistan Army Green Book has so spotlighted the consequences of the events from varied perspectives and measurements,” Bajwa farther composed.

Several posts in the Green Book dwell at length about the Pulwama terror assault from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in February last year which triggered a new stand-off involving India and Pakistan, the Indian Air Force hit to a JeM center at Balakot and the retaliatory actions by the Pakistan Air Force.

The posts make references to other events like the 1999 Kargil conflict and the 2008 Mumbai terror strikes, which resulted in face-offs between the 2 nations, but also make no mention of the function of Pakistan-based components in triggering such events.

Lt Gen (retired) Raza Muhammad Khan, a former Corps Commander and former president of NDU, in this post, “The prospects and also panacea of peace in South Asia”, advocated the creation of a”national and global Kashmir Fund”, stating it may audience sourced along with the Pakistan authorities”should offer tax incentives for contributions”.

The national authorities, in the lack of funds,”need to encourage the states to allocate a minimum of one percent of the NFC [National Finance Corporation] stocks and earnings” and the Kashmir Fund ought to be controlled from the prime minister to stop human rights violations in Kashmir,” notifying the Indian people and liberal intellectuals concerning the gigantic price…of enslaving nine million Kashmiris…and exposing the lies of this Indian authorities,” Khan wrote.

Khan also urges that Pakistan must create any dialog with India”conditional together with the alteration of illegal measures taken by it in August, and addition of the third party, rather UN mediators from the procedure”.

Journalist Farzana Shah, that specializes on defense problems, wrote in her post”National security & emerging geopolitical situation: Post Article 370 obliteration”, which Pakistan should embrace am from the box option by taking”the warfare to non-kinetic domain names” such as cyber and information warfare and electronic warfare.

Pakistan’s institutions”must offer aid to diplomatic efforts being performed by authorities through operations in both of these domains with the concentrated aim of extracting authentic data from stakeholders in [Kashmir], most significantly from general people…Once data [is] accumulated, FO [Foreign Office] must disseminate it using the appropriate story of this nation of Pakistan,” she wrote.

“A single movie clip or picture may alter the perception of India, which it’s built so painstakingly through time. Pakistan should keep world attention on [Kashmir] and to be able to perform that communication links within the [Kashmir] valley has to have been established…Pakistan’s answer in both of these domain names will be only non-kinetic, denying any participation of arms. If implemented properly along with a local uprising happens inside [Kashmir], then it is going to make it extremely hard for India to maintain selling the terrorism card….”

“Just a native uprising will probably be only and politically defendable to get Pakistan on global forums. Such an uprising will require support in the data domain name,” she added.

Lawmaker Mushahid Hussain, chairman of the Communist Party on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), wrote that Pakistan should pursue a multi-pronged strategy in terms of India and Kashmir using the”type of clarity and dedication that Pakistani policy-makers demonstrated while constructing the Atomic Bomb”.

“This type of plan should aim Modi and his RSS Gang, and separate them in the wider Indian culture and polity that opposes Modi, together with a united front of Kashmiris and also the linkup of the Kashmiri resistance along with different insurgencies within India,” he added.

The only credible answer needs to be a counter-attack that in the dull India-Pakistan situation could only be strategic warheads,” he further added.

While continuing to encourage the Kashmiris'” freedom movement”, Pakistan must resume the composite dialogue with India to build confidence and create mutually beneficial collaboration, he composed.