International Community Should Play Its Role to Reduce Tension between Pakistan and India: MRC International Conference

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Speakers were of the opinion that peace cannot be achieved between nuclear armed rivals Pakistan and India until and unless the core issue of Kashmir be resolved.  The government should take stock the foreign policy regarding the relations with India. Participant’s mostly western and European diplomats were urged by the speakers to play its vital role to bring peace in south Asia. The were addressing a international conference having title “Evolving Changes In Pak-India Strategic Balance” organized by an Islamabad based think tank Measac Research Centre (MRC) headed by Mr. Abdullah Gul.

National Security Advisor, General® Nasir Jangua was the chief guest. While scores of intellectuals, researchers, think tanks representatives took parted in the conference. diplomts China, India and Pakistan presented their papers. A large number of diplomats including High Commissioner of Australia, Ambassador of Norway, Qatar, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, and senior diplomats of China, Russia, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Egypt, South Korea, North Korea, Bangladesh, UK, Labia, Jordon, Iraq, Palestine and other countries were also present on the occasion.

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In his inaugural address Director General of Measac Research Centre (MRC) Mr. Abdullah Gul said western countries also had faced issues like Kashmir for decade but they solved those issues through dialogue, however, The US policies and interference has greatly troubled the regional balance of power. The geo-strategic equilibrium of South Asia is passing through a critical phase of power politics.

Although a delicate peace is prevailing between the two arch rivals in the presence of minimum credible nuclear deterrence, but the recent development in the region could dangerously disturb the critical power balance between Pak and India. India’s exterior maneuver and a quest for acquiring naval, aerial and land based strategic platforms are the major contours of her hegemonic posturing and offensive designs.

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Zaffer Akbar Bhat, chairman Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement and senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat conference strongly condemned activities of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). On the occasion Zaffer Akbar Bhat said he was very pleased to know that I am addressing here very important people from diplomatic circles. I wanted to avail this opportunity and urged that international community should play its role resolve the decade old issue of Jammu Kashmir. He informed the gathering that growing Indian atrocities have forced the Kashmiri youths to adopt militancy.

Jammu Kashmir Salvation Movement Head exposed the Indian plans to settle the Kashmiri pundits in separate townships and told through these nefarious designs India wanted to change the demographic composition of Jammu and Kashmir. He urged the international community to play its role to stop India doing so. Chairman of Sikh Intellectuals Forum, Nrinder Singh Khalsa also addressed the conference. He stressed that strategic location of Kashmir is very important and become nuclear flash point.

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In his concluding remarks Former DG ISIS General (R) Asad Durrani said that strategic tilt of America and the petty interests of some regional countries have emboldened India to adopt a regional supreme role. India’s intent and ambitions, if converged on the strategic plinth; the power balance between Pak and India is bound to make India a heavy weight in the region.

General (R) Asad Durrani said that endeavor are the disturbing power balance between Pakistan and India will create serious security threats for entire region. Genera (R) Amjed Shoiab said that India has already put the strategic imbalance into motion. In such a scenario Pak has to weigh its options and peruse it proactively to achieve a minimum credible balance, so that peace is not made captive to the Indian policies.

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Earlier During his presentation Brigadier (R) Asif Haroon Raja delivered his talk said that mention is made of Indo-US civilian nuclear deal inked in 2008 and the US efforts to make India a member of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). India has already been given access to NSG. India is feverishly building up its conventional and nuclear capabilities and has become the leading buyer of foreign arms. Today India is ruled by an extremist who was declared as a terrorist in 2002 because of his direct involvement in massacre of Muslims in Gujarat.

Brig (R) Said Nazir delivered a detailed multimedia presentation and emphasized that “It must be remembered that Pakistan’s nuclear program is entirely defensive in nature and has no aggressive intent. It is oriented towards preventing India from embarking upon yet another East Pakistan like military adventure in future and not to, coerces or captures any part of India. It is a stabilizer and helps in maintaining balance of terror the same way as had been maintained by US-NATO and Warsaw Pact opponents throughout the Cold War”.

The Writer is Editor Daily Online News Paper “The Fortress” can be reached # arifqoreshi@gmail.com 

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