The abrogation of Article 370, made the regional politics of Jammu and Kashmir the issue, which has escalated to the international forum.
Prime Minister Modi is attending G7 summit as a special invitee. Even though India is not part of the super group, the invitation from the French president Emmanuel Macron is a “reflection of the personal chemistry” between the two leaders and also “recognition of India as a major economic power” ,says MEA sources.
in a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, today, Trump said that the Kashmir issue had been discussed between the two leaders.
Donald Trump has repeatedly offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue but India had maintained a firm stand that any dispute in relation to Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.
Donald Trump said, that the two leaders spoke on Kashmir and Prime Minister [Modi] really feels he has it under control.
PM Modi sent a clear statement on India’s stance on Kashmir as he sat next to Trump. Reaffirming that Kashmir is a bilateral issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected any scope for a third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir, saying the two countries can discuss and resolve all issues bilaterally and “we don’t want to trouble any third country.
PM Modi said,
India and Pakistan were together before 1947 and I’m confident that we can discuss our problems and solve them together,”
India has clearly and confidently has told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.
In an interview in 2015, National security advisor Ajit Doval had said ,
“India has a mentality to punch below its weight. We should not punch below our weight or above our weight, but improve our weight and punch proportionately.” And the time for that seems to have come.
Remember the Doklam stand off?!!
Facing China with grit and determination, India has refused to back off which had led to an initial escalation of tension over border.
On 18 June 2017, About 270 Indian troops armed with weapons and two bulldozers crossed the Sikkim border into Doklam to stop the Chinese troops from constructing the road. But the most unexpected thing happened after this.
On 28 August, both India and China announced that they had withdrawn all their troops from the face-off site in Doklam. China had backed off.
Gone are the days when India used to run for help from these superpowers of the world. Our country’s reputation was such that even a pauper nation like pakisthan would jibe at our PM.
We begged US to assist when Mumbai attacks happened. We begged to the separatists like Yasin Malik to come and have a talk to resolve Kashmir issue. We had begged China not to hit us again.
But since Modi became PM, the entire scenario has changed.
May it be counter insurgency operations at Myanmar or the Surgical strike to avenge Uri or be it the Balakot air strikes post Pulwama attack.
The movie Godfather has an ultimate dialog-“Revenge is the dish best served cold”.
India served revenge in such a way that it’s sending shiver down the spine of Pakisthan. For these obvious reasons pakisthan is scared and trying to gain attention from the international forum towards itself.
The prime minister of India and his cabinet are run by their nationalism and commitment to development. Not by invisible puppeteer’s hand. The reaction of international forum to Kashmir is the proof that-“Now with Modi Government 2.0, India is punching weights proportionately”
At the end of the day, it’s not about power, but what you do with it and how you do it
Dr Sindhu Prashanth