Friday, November 28, 2008
Mumbai Terror attack - Time to ACT
Mumbai is attacked again. Innocent people ran for cover when ruthless terrorists sprayed bullets. Reports suggest that the terrorists came via sea route from pakistan. This confirms the incapability of our coast guard. A new organisation named 'Deccan Mujahudin' has claimed responsibility. Even as one of the terrorist claimed that he is from hyderabad, his punjabi accent clearly reveals his links across the border.
Pakistani Foreign minister offered 'condolences' and offered a 'hotline' between Intelligence officials. May be our ministers will accept this offer and will coordinate with ISI. ISI will be regularly updated by valuable information which they will use to train more terrorists and send us via sea, land or air probably, coz its no secret that our aerial surveillance radars are outdated.
Pakistani press and ministers accused India of raising false allegations and also commented that the politicians in India are accusing them to cover their intelligence failures. But the fact remains that the terrorists came from Pakistan and was trained in pakistan by Lashkar. Where is pakistan's intelligence when these terrorists planned their operation in their land? There is no doubt that ISI has significant links with LET and even America and rest of the world is aware of that after the Kabul Indian embassy attack. Pakistan's democratic government has taken steps to minimise the influence of ISI in politics. ISI was pressurised from all the sides. Without ISI and Pakistan army's support, nobody can plan and execute such an attack. The democratic government in pakistan is a silent spectators of this proxy war.
Now focus is on India. How the government is going to react to this ruthless assault? The attack revealed how vulnerable Indians are in the hands of terror. It is virtually impossible to prevent infiltrations from pakistan and bangladesh completely, because we have a very long coastal line and we share porous borders with Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. We need proactive approach, rather than reacting after a terror strike. The budget allocation of 100,000 crore rupees for defense is not just to use the army for rescue operations after terror strikes and natural calamities, we need to use them when the taxpayers who paid this money has been shot in streets like dogs.
We had enough of diplomatic missions after terror attacks. we cannot sit and talk about this and enforce laws to curb terror. Nothing will stop until we hunt down these rats from their burrows in pakistan. We should not hesitate to cross the border, as the government of pakistan is helpless to prevent terrorists backed by ISI. Gandhigiri and non violence will look good only in bollywood movies. Even Gandhi would have applied for a gun license now. A full fledged war is anyday better than this proxy war, where innocent civilians are butchered like cattle. We have a history of handling issues casually, kandahar and kargil are two examples of it. India should learn from Israelis, their commandos went all the way to Uganda and freed the hostages after storming in to the airport.
Whole of India offered prayers to those brave cops who took the bullets in their chest. They led from the front, risking their life and died for the country. We cannot afford this to happen again. we should fight this terror with all the power we have got, otherwise one day you will find a terrorist walking in to your living room carrying a AK 47 and that will sadly be the last thing you see in this world.