India: The International terrorist

The saga of bad behaviour continues

India has been engaged in interventionist activities in numerous countries, utilizing RAW as a tool to exert its influence abroad. RAW, which stands for the Research and Analysis Wing, India’s external intelligence agency, has long been shrouded in mystery and conjecture due to its covert undertakings on foreign soil. The Indian spy agency RAW partakes in objectionable activities overseas that encroach upon the sovereignty of other nations.

India and RAW have persistently been implicated in supporting terrorist activities within Pakistan. Kulbhushan Yadav, an Indian Navy officer, was implicated in perilous activities in Pakistan’s Balochistan province and was found to be spying for India’s intelligence agency, RAW. He was apprehended by Pakistani security forces on 3 March 2016, on charges of espionage and involvement in acts of terrorism in Balochistan, with his arrest being based on information provided by the ISI.

A few months ago, Canada made an announcement indicating its active pursuit of credible allegations linking Indian government agents to the murder of a Sikh separatist leader in British Columbia. This development dealt a significant blow to diplomatic relations between the two countries. In an emergency statement delivered to the Canadian House of Commons, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his firm stance that any involvement of a foreign government in the killing of a Canadian citizen constitutes “an unacceptable violation of our sovereignty.” The victim in question was Hardeep Singh Nijjar, aged 45, who was fatally shot outside a Sikh temple on June 18 in Surrey, a Vancouver suburb known for its substantial Sikh population. Nijjar openly advocated for a Sikh homeland in the form of an independent Khalistani state and had been designated as a “terrorist” by India in July 2020.

Recently, a court in Qatar handed down the death penalty to eight former Indian navy personnel, accusing them of espionage on behalf of Israel. Among those sentenced are Captain Navtej Singh Gill, Captain Birendra Kumar Verma, Captain Saurabh Vasisht, Commander Amit Nagpal, Commander Purnendu Tiwari, Commander Sugunakar Pakala, Commander Sanjeev Gupta, and Sailor Rajesh. All of these ex-naval personnel were employed by Al Dahra Global Technologies and Consultancy Services, a private company owned by a former officer of the Oman Air Force. This firm was responsible for providing training and various services to Qatar’s armed forces and security agencies.

India appears to be heading towards increased international humiliation and isolation. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India continues to engage in actions that tarnish its remaining global reputation, revealing a growing degree of cynicism day by day. Not too long ago, the Canadian Prime Minister subjected India to global humiliation, but the recent execution of eight Indian officers by Qatar for allegedly spying for Israel has further eroded India’s standing. India’s relentless humiliation on the world stage seems to have left it disoriented. Following Canada’s actions, India, instead of amending its objectionable mindset, engaged in yet another disgraceful act by violating the working boundary with Pakistan.

Most recently, a spy drone attempted to breach Pakistan’s territory and india initiated unprovoked firing, prompting a retaliatory response from Pakistan. India persists in its actions marked by cowardice and treachery, but consistently fails in its endeavours. Indian forces violated the ceasefire on the working boundary in the Zafarwal sector of Sialkot, unleashing unprovoked gunfire. It has been reported that Indian forces initially attempted an incursion into the Zafarwal sector using a quadcopter drone, which Pakistan’s forces promptly thwarted.

Subsequently, the Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing on Pakistani posts in an apparent bid to obscure the failure of the quadcopter operation. The Pakistan Army responded decisively to the Indian aggression, offering a comprehensive rebuttal to the hostile incursion. In response to these developments, the Additional Deputy Commissioner issued a high alert in border areas, mosque announcements were made, emergency camps were set up in affected regions, and the process of migration from various areas was initiated.

India has been exposed as an international actor with a history of interference and involvement in the affairs of other countries. India’s actions raise questions about its commitment to democratic principles, human rights, and responsible international conduct. To some, India represents a potential threat to global peace and sovereignty. 

India has a longstanding history of interference and embroiling Pakistan in controversies. India has conducted several false-flag operations against Pakistan, casting doubt on its credibility and reliability as a nation, as no concrete evidence has been produced in support of its claims. A recent conversation between Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former Governor of Occupied Kashmir, Satya Pal Malik, on October 14, has come to light. In this discussion, Malik asserted that Prime Minister Modi exploited the Pulwama incident for political advantage. Rahul Gandhi responded by stating that Modi prevented him from receiving the bodies of the martyrs, locking him in an airport room. The entire incident was manipulated by Modi for political gain.

Malik disclosed that when he informed Modi that Pulwama occurred due to their mistake, he was ordered to remain silent. He claimed that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also instructed him to maintain silence. The former Governor of Occupied Kashmir mentioned that the BJP deliberately pinned the blame on Pakistan for Pulwama to gain political mileage. Numerous alerts were relayed to warn about the attack, but Modi was occupied with other matters.

In his conversation with Rahul Gandhi, Malik noted that the Modi government compelled the Army to travel by road instead of by air, and the suicide car used in Pulwama roamed freely on the roads for ten days. On the day of the attack, no additional security measures were implemented. Rahul Gandhi pointed out that Atiq Ahmed was killed in front of the media to divert attention from Malik’s revelations. The former Governor of Occupied Kashmir disclosed that he was transferred five times as punishment for speaking about Pulwama.

India has been exposed as an international actor with a history of interference and involvement in the affairs of other countries. India’s actions raise questions about its commitment to democratic principles, human rights, and responsible international conduct. To some, India represents a potential threat to global peace and sovereignty. Therefore, it may be time for the international community to consider designating India as a nation that engages in acts of interference and compel it to cease such actions in other countries.

Abdul Basit Alvi
Abdul Basit Alvi
The writer is a freelance columnist

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