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India lacks strategy to tackle terrorism

India lacks strategy to tackle terrorism
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The Kashmir issue has completely been mishandled The fundamental mistake that the government has committed and continues to commit is the thinking...

The Kashmir issue has completely been mishandled. The fundamental mistake that the government has committed and continues to commit is the thinking that you can end terrorism by eliminating terrorists. With this, the government has ended up killing terrorists while terrorism remains alive in the State. The present government has been guilty of flip-flop in its policy towards Pakistan.

For this, there are many instances, including Narendra Modi’s sudden visit to Lahore to attend a marriage ceremony at Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s residence and also numerous summit meetings on the side-lines of multilateral meetings. But at the same time, India suffered incidences of cross-border terrorism.

Therefore, it seems that India desperately lacks a game plan or strategy to deal with cross-border terror activities. Also, it was claimed that demonetisation had broken the back of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir and that the much-hyped surgical strikes were enough to quell Pakistan. But now we know that both the claims were hollow.

Manoj Kumar M, Hyderabad

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