Pakistan and India are again threatening to wage war against each other. A few days back the Indian Ministry of External Affairs issued a statement that a meeting with Pakistan’s foreign minister at the United Nations General Assembly had been called off and India was not interested in any peace talks with Pakistan.
Furthermore, not only did it release a copy of a letter written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi by his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan, but an Indian Foreign Office spokesman gave a statement that Khan’s true face had been exposed.
India alleges that the recent attack by militants in Kashmir that killed three special-forces police officers was carried out by banned outfits in Pakistan with the support of Pakistani spy agencies. In reply, Khan took to Twitter and termed his Indian counterpart as a dwarf not deserving of the prime-ministerial seat.
Then came the statement from India’s Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, that India was ready to teach Pakistan a lesson, and in retaliation the director general of Pakistani inter-services relations issued a statement that Pakistan was ready for war and, being an atomic power, it was capable of not only defending itself but could also hurt India in the war.
The warmongering business suits the politicians and the military elite of both countries, as it is necessary to keep the masses hostage to the delusional mindset where they are told to believe that in order to survive it is necessary for both India and Pakistan to have large military complexes and to spend billions of dollars on the purchase of weapons. Rather than spending on education, health and research, both Pakistan and India spend heavily on buying weapons of war and keep developing minds that hate one another for no reason.
It is very simple to understand that Pakistan and India will never indulge in a direct war as it would inflict more damage to the political and military elite of both countries than to the masses. Both countries even in the future will prefer to fight proxy wars. Pakistan will keep fighting a proxy war in Kashmir, while India will keep fighting one in Balochistan, while Afghanistan will remain the main proxy battleground where both India and Pakistan will continue to fight through extremists.
We can at least try to fix the fault of the stars by developing the narratives based on peace, progress and knowledge and harmony in both India and Pakistan.