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Stable Pakistan not in India's interest

Indians pose the biggest threat to the union of India. The reason is simple. An average Indian does not constitute a nation but is merely an individual. His personal well-being overrides all other considerations including the national interests.
Therefore, many have begun to propagate parting of Kashmir in their write-ups, since it does not belong individually to them. However, imagine the hue and cry if their personal property and family is held hostage by the terrorists. They will sing a different tune!
Many conveniently propose the myth that a stable Pakistan is in India’s interest. This is a false proposition. The truth is that Pakistan is bad news for the Indian Union since 1947-stable or otherwise.
The blame lies with New Delhi. For the past sixty years, instead of consolidating the Union, leaders encouraged divisiveness on the basis of religion and caste for sheer vote bank politics. Instead of unifying its citizenry with good governance and increasing their stakes through prosperity, so that they may serve the cause of the nation with honor, it has treated its citizens with unprecedented shabbiness. The result is groups of citizens have risen against the state, mostly for lack of economic progress and denial of justice. Such disgruntled groups are being taken advantage of by the external forces inimical to India.
There can never be unity in diversity. Unity requires a fair amount of uniformity in laws throughout the Union.
That New Delhi is its own enemy became obvious, when it permitted the creation of a pure Islamic State on its borders. This nation-state contradicts every democratic and multi-cultural values dear to India.
Therefore, if New Delhi has not slept a wink since the creation of Pakistan, it has no one except itself to blame!
Islamabad, besides the wars it imposed on New Delhi, extended its so-called Islamic purity to the Kashmir Valley by instigating the locals to carry out ethnic cleansing of the minority communities.
The self-destructive path that Islamabad chose will either splinter the state into many parts or it will wither away-a case of natural progression to its logical conclusion.
Hence, first we created a state with inbuilt characteristic of fundamentalism, and extreme philosophy contrary to our professed beliefs; then the monster in it started ethnic cleansing in the Valley; and engineered demographic changes through Bangladesh in West Bengal, Assam and the Northeast. Saudi Arabia and other Islamic oil-rich countries pitched in with the petro-dollars in support. All in the cause of the illusion called Ummah and establishing the Caliphate!
The Indian leadership for its personal vote-bank gains helped these inimical forces by bringing the IMDT in Assam. Later, it was slammed as illegal by the Supreme Court. Too late – the damage was done, as the Union’s overburdened security forces, grapple with 15 million illegal Bangladesh infiltrators creating mayhem in the society.
Islamabad, Dhaka, and now Kathmandu, spurred on by Beijing, have united with the singular agenda to unhook the Valley and the Northeast from the Union. In addition, they are instigating the Maoists who control almost forty percent of the Union’s territory, to set up a parallel government, and ultimately, like the Maoists in Nepal, win the elections in pockets of their influence, and impose a regressive authoritarian governments in tune with their own regime. Simple. Brilliant. And yet, New Delhi, instead of consolidating and unifying the Union, continues to divide its citizenry in religious or caste denominations.
In the past sixty years, New Delhi’s muddle-headed policies encouraged separatism.
With China’s one arm, i.e. Pakistan disabled, its expansionist plans will receive a severe jolt.
Instead of ensuring diffusion of secular pan-Indian culture, and integration of the society by encouraging Indians from all over to buy and develop land and industry in the Valley and the Northeast, it imposed restrictions on such settlements. Meanwhile, Pakistan and Bangladesh exported their fundamentalist populations to change the demographic hues in their interest. The ugly separatist face of the agitation in the Valley today is the consequence of the dereliction of the fundamental duty by the Union.
The trend needs to be reversed forcibly by integrating the Valley firmly into the Indian mainstream by creating a secular mix of population through industrialisation.
Many conveniently propose the myth that a stable Pakistan is in India’s interest. This is a false proposition.
The truth is that Pakistan is bad news for the Indian Union since 1947-stable or otherwise.
Pakistan’s breakup will be a major setback to the Jihad Factory, as the core of this is located in Pakistan, and functions with the help of its army and the ISI. This in turn will ease pressures on India and the international community.
It is factually correct that Islamabad has enjoyed brief periods of stability in the span of sixty years of its existence. However, during these phases of stability, it continued to export terrorism, fake currency, narcotics, and indulged in attempts to change demographics on our borders, cultivated sleeper cells and armed groups inside our territory to create an uprising at an appropriate time. Also, it aligned with Beijing and other powers, in a mutually beneficial scheme, to tie-down and ultimately cause a territorial split of the Union.
With Pakistan on the brink of collapse due to massive internal as well as international contradictions, it is matter of time before it ceases to exist.
Multiple benefits will accrue to the Union of India on such demise.
If ever the national interests are defined with clarity and prioritised, the foremost threat to the Union (and for centuries before) materialised on the western periphery, continuously. To defend this key threat to the Union, New Delhi should extend its influence through export of both, soft and hard power towards Central Asia from where invasions have been mounted over centuries. Cessation of Pakistan as a state facilitates furtherance of this pivotal national objective.
The self-destructive path that Islamabad chose will either splinter the state into many parts or it will wither away-a case of natural progression to its logical conclusion. In either case Baluchistan will achieve independence. For New Delhi this opens a window of opportunity to ensure that the Gwadar port does not fall into the hands of the Chinese. In this, there is synergy between the political objectives of the Americans and the Indians. Our existing goodwill in Baluchistan requires intelligent leveraging.
Solution to Pakistan ProblemSindh and most of the non-Punjabi areas of Pakistan will be our new friends.
Pakistan’s breakup will be a major setback to the Jihad Factory, as the core of this is located in Pakistan, and functions with the help of its army and the ISI. This in turn will ease pressures on India and the international community.
With China’s one arm, i.e. Pakistan disabled, its expansionist plans will receive a severe jolt. Beijing continues to pose primary threat to New Delhi. Even as we continue to engage with it as constructively as possible, we must strive to remove the proxy. At the same time, it is prudent to extend moral support to the people of Tibet to sink Chinese expansionism in the morass of insurgency.
For a change, let us do to them what they do to us!
The chances of Central Asia getting infected with the Jihadi fervour will recede. Afghanistan will gain fair amount of stability. India’s access to Central Asian energy routes will open up. With disintegration of ISI’s inimical activities of infiltration and pushing of fake currency into India, from Nepal and Bangladesh will cease. Within the Union social harmony will improve enormously. Export of Islamic fundamentalism, with its 360-degree sweep from Islamabad, will vanish. Even a country like Thailand will heave a sigh of relief!
With disintegration of ISI’s inimical activities of infiltration and pushing of fake currency into India, from Nepal and Bangladesh will cease.
Above all, the gathering storm of threat from a united group of authoritarian regimes along our 14,000 km borders, orchestrated and synchronised by Pakistan will dissolve.
At the height of the recent disturbances in the Valley, when a general asked me for a suggestion to resolve the issue, I said: “Remove Pakistan. The threat will disappear permanently.” Today the collapse of Pakistan as a state is almost certain. All the King’s men cannot save it from itself.
Looking ahead, New Delhi should formulate an appropriate strategy for ‘post-Pakistan scenario’ to secure India’s interests in Central Asia.
It is intriguing, therefore, to hear New Delhi mouthing the falsehood that stable Pakistan is in India’s interest. Perpetuation of such illogic for vote-bank politics is harming consolidation and integration of the Union. Short-sighted politicians as usual are overlooking the national interest for the short-term personal gains of few votes!
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Bharat Verma, a former Cavalry Officer is Editor, Indian Defence Review, frequently appears on television as a commentator, and is author of the books, Fault Lines and Indian Armed Forces

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Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:47 AM
Posted by: Shoukat Khan
Our focus(99% poor people of both sides) has intentionally been diverted from our core issues by provoking the hate sentiments of enmity among us. 1% elite class of both sides(Pakistan and India) has just exploited us for their own vested interest. If we look closely all around us, the elite is surrounded by all the resources of their respective countries. They are done nothing with lives of poor class.
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:28 AM
Posted by: Pakistani
Muslims ruled on India for centuries. Thats why hindus are jealous of them. But i want to tell Indians that we are Lions and will crush anybody who will have bad eye on Pakistan. but its my advise to Bharat verma don't create hate among People. Its better to live with peace. War will only destroy India more. we are not cowards like Hindus and we have Blood of Ahmed Shah Abdali in our Veins.
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:28 AM
Posted by: Furrukh
Hey Pakistanis, I tell you what? He seems right on the surface, these are the kind of articles I love as they make mr think stand and fight. Thankyou Mr Verma, thankyou very much, Try us as Indians!
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:23 AM
Posted by: Aslam Khan
Dear Verma, what you sketched is what anyone will guess! Being a Pakistani we will fight to the end as neither we are terrorists nor extremists. Yes, our leaders did a mistake to bring afghan war into our borders? But Afghanis are our brothers- Muslim brothers. The issue is more complex than what you narrate superficially! Let me put it this way; after 10 years with the World on our borders and in Afghanistan, we still exist and continue to smile. Despite the dismay and despair your article spreads we continue to thrive and we shall do to the last breath to save our lives and our homeland for any external or internal threat. The World is about to loose the battle of Afghanistan, cause history suggests, and because wall street is being packed by Americans.Wars are won with hearts and minds, our Nation does not think this is a just war so it lingers on and on and on and it doesn't matter what our neighbors in Hindustan think as it is our borders that are with Afghanistan and not yours. During the last 10 years water n food continues to go into Afghanistan and shall continue as we are the most hospitable Nation in the World. Pakistan was not made to be Lost, that's our obsession. Don't worry, mark my words - we will be your neighbors for years to come. I am the next generation chap looking at the behavior of my neighbors in time of needs and this shall really help me decide who are my true foes n enemies. Lastly, Japan would never attack pearl harbor if given a choice again! Be a good neighbor and teach and confess good things to your people! Cheers
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:20 AM
Posted by: Bharat Verma
My fellow Indians, please go to sleep. i will try to see katrina kaif next time in my dreams. we are son of bitch.
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:18 AM
Posted by: Bharat Verma
This was my dream which i saw last night and I know this dream can never come true.Its India who will be depleted soon :(
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 05:04 AM
Posted by: Rana Faisal
m feeling sorry for indians..if pakistan is getting weaker because there is war on our border and inconstant policies of govt.but it does not mean that india is so powerful to erase pakistan from world's listen pakistan has been grown better than india in past 40 years. Still our per ca-pita income is far better than an indian ... still in my country people dnt sleep on footpaths nobody is being force to eat mouse by hunger.Pakistan is still far better country economically by india..its matter of 2 more years as americans will leave afghanistan u will see how we regain glory of our past...go n sleep with the pain of pakistan.....
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:53 AM
Posted by: Mansoor Sani
By reading the articles, hindu mentality has proved to be same as it was in and before 1947, be very sure the day india succeed to disintegrate Pakistan, will be the starting disintegration of India. Because india is an unnatural integration, it has never been one country in the histry b4 moghals.Don't think that disintigration is possible with increasing of military might. This Rusians and Amerricans have experienced in Afghanistan. India things that with the help of Usa he can do what ever he want. Indians are living in fools paridise.USA very well know that Indian can not be their lasting freind and they have proved with freinship of Rusia. Indians have to look the insergencies of their 16 states.The day Pakistan disintegrated, 180 millions people will start thinking to disintegrate India.
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:50 AM
Posted by: Talal Kahn
Bharat Verma you are an wonderful artist, beautiful sketch you have worked out. everything has two sides, the good and the bad. The vanom and reality of Indians you have potrayed very well against Pakistan. Why not turn the table around? can you work out the sketch if the Pakistan gets stable and stronger again? After all, your whole article is dependent upon " if " and your " hopes." its would be better for you if think of the other " if " as well.
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:24 AM
Posted by: Asad
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:16 AM
Posted by: Faisal
:) :) khaab dekhnay mein kaya harj hay - aisay khaab aksar ultay hi sabit hotay hain on my side, I am seeing many independent states out of india in near future due to injustice with many states
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:14 AM
Posted by: taz
another one of Mr Vermin's wet dreams
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:11 AM
Posted by: Rehan
Well I just know that truly INDIANS hate Pakistan form day one, and as by author as well. Still then in the front of many most regarded patriot Indians leaders Pakistan came into existence. I am unable to understand what Indians are trying to convey to world whether the new generation of Indians are more patriots or skills full then their elders or new generation of Pakistani don’t have the blood of their forefathers?
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 04:06 AM
Posted by: Kamran
Sick Indian's myth.China will be the next super power.And you can never destroy Pakistan.In fact you hate your creation Bangladesh as well.Stop Chankia's theory you dirty Pandit
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 03:59 AM
Posted by: Mehr
Nut heads all around!Cheers
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 03:52 AM
Posted by: Mujahid
Dont be mistaken Bharat Verma
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 03:37 AM
Posted by: Muhammad Israr
in your dreams, in fact we will occupy india as well inshallah. read your history we have ruled over you for centuries, i'm sure you haven't forgotten Ahmad Shah Abdali and many more are waiting for you
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 03:30 AM
Posted by: A.Samad
this is the most biased argument you could have come up with. an undergrad learning writing would have came up with some thing times better then this. only this slumdia can produce such fucked up intellectuals. and mr. fucktered who ever the fuck you are. india didnot create pakistan, we our selves brought this independence. last but not the least, aap ki maa ki chut mein fire behanchod
Posted on: October 16, 2011 at 03:21 AM
Posted by: Anonymous
LOL In Your DREAMS!Your One of the Biggest Terrorist of India...Indian People Should Catch you for Igniting the Fire more between two countries by Posting The Terrorist Article like this!
Posted on: October 9, 2011 at 07:20 AM
Posted by: Bharat Verma
I am really scared of Pakistan that's why I have written this. I hope this happens but I don't see happening this in near future. Sorry my fellow indians, this is my wishful thinking and also yours.
Posted on: October 9, 2011 at 07:14 AM
Posted by: Kumar
The Most Ridiculous Article of The World.
Posted on: October 1, 2011 at 04:02 AM
Posted by: Agye Udar
Hi Bharat Sir,Please write an article on " If America would not have interfered in Afghanistan through Pak " What would have been the possible scenarios ?RegdsAgye
Posted on: September 29, 2011 at 01:01 AM
Posted by: sak
braking pakistan is not good for india .just think what will happend ?
Posted on: July 25, 2011 at 08:03 AM
Posted by: Prasanna S
Mr. Asif Iqbal, don't underestimate our nation so lightly. We appear on surface to be very complacent and sub-standard, but it is not truly the case. By what I have read and understood about China, I can say that it has been successful in upgrading a portion of its population to higher levels of living quite quickly. Though we Indians are slow in this regard, there should be no doubt about the drastic changes that are taking place in India, despite the ineptitude of governments. If you want to have a quick understanding of the differences between the two countries, please view the following video: Indian and Prouder Hindu,Prasanna
Posted on: July 6, 2011 at 02:27 AM
Posted by: shah
india is finished soon yes no more india all world see this fact very soon no more india because such stupid defense analyst like bharat verma ha ha ha making fool indian people shame of u bharat verma u will go hell soon ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Posted on: July 1, 2011 at 04:17 AM
Posted by: mhuss56
what utter nonsense! i have never heard such rubbish in my life. pakistan is going no where and you indians had better learn to live with it. the reason pakistan has been fighting india is the India has reneged on every agreement it made with pakistan. if you think pakistan is going to disintegtae than you indians are more deluded than i imagined. i am a balochi and the majority of us will give our lives for pakistan. dream on sickos.
Posted on: June 15, 2011 at 02:03 AM
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Posted on: June 1, 2011 at 04:10 AM
Posted by: MrSomnath
I think this is the best article that any man on earth could write.U see united pakistan is not only against in the interest of india ,but against the interest of mankind. As whole world knows pakistan is the epicenter of terror in the world,the pakistan leaders
Posted on: May 29, 2011 at 11:26 AM
Posted by: Iqbal
Pakistan will annihilate, where will the people go? they will remain in the region next to INdia, Pakistan and ISI may disappear but 182 MIllion people will remain in the region next door neighbour to India. If 10 people can close India and Mumbai for three days imagine what will happen with 180 million Pakistani's with no home to go.
Posted on: May 29, 2011 at 08:45 AM
Posted by: Obama
When a general asked me for a suggestion to resolve the issue, I said: "Remove India. The threat will disappear permanently."
Posted on: May 29, 2011 at 08:32 AM
Posted by: dalji
I have had the opportunity of acquaintanceship with Baluchis in 1971 war after the cease fire my platoon and their sub unit were facing each other and were about six feet away however in the evening stand to one could see them doing the Namaz and us the Arti together we hardly spoke to each other but there was tension what so ever HOWEVER THE BEST PART CAME AT NIGHT WHEN THEY WOULD SHOO IN THE WILD BOARS TO OUR SIDE AND WE WOULD HAVE A FEAST NEXT DAY, WE ON THE OTHER HAND WOULD PUSH A FEW BAKRA (GOATS LEFT BEHIND BY FLEEING PAKISTANIS) ON THE WHOLE BALUCHIS ARE GOOD PEOPLE EVEN OUR Hinglaj Mata Temple is in Baluchistan days are not far when we will pray in our old temples and Gurudwaras
Posted on: May 29, 2011 at 08:26 AM
Posted by: Space Warrior
Pakistan needs to go. Simple. The biggest problem in our country is that we are unable to build consensus on key issues. The Nuclear deal made that amply clear, we are unable to open up our markets or reform our labor laws because our MPs cannot agree on anything thats key. Pakistan will hence continue to take advantage of this. We need to annihilate them to bits in an ideal world.
Posted on: May 26, 2011 at 07:32 AM
Posted by: R K Chaturvedi
I totally agree with the contents of the article. My head hung in shame at the attitude and approach of the kins of the high jacked Indian plane way back. Our so called leaders, too suffer from the same malady and are only concerned about their own vested interest. They are least interested in a unified
Posted on: April 7, 2011 at 04:32 AM
Posted by: Jot
one of the brilliant pieces I have read.
Posted on: January 8, 2011 at 06:53 AM
Posted by: Rajendra Motwani
Gist of the article is the first para
Posted on: January 6, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Posted by: Tushar
Another Good Article. We should be proactive not reactive, as we have always been throughout our 60 year history.
Posted on: January 5, 2011 at 09:06 AM
Posted by: Pradip
This read is the most heartening I've read recenrly.It's been all oneway traffic as far as the terrorism is concern and it's about time we look at this in good light and give it some credence.Go and do the good work!
Posted on: January 3, 2011 at 04:27 AM
Posted by: Pawan Bansal
Fragmentation of Pakistan is something I have been convinced of for the last 10 years. The State has been weakening year after year and, with their single minded focus towards minding the neighbors business, this slide shall continue and accelerate. Hopefully, matters should conclude this decade. Alongside neutralizing this threat, the China threat would decrease perceptibly and, we could consider reduced defense spending and more focus towards edu, infa, etc.Captain Verma's article have been found to be rich in content and are a service to the nation. Keep it up Sir!
Posted on: January 2, 2011 at 08:14 AM
Posted by: Prashanth K.P.
The notion that a stable Pakistan is vital for a prosperous India is a load of rubbish! Propagated by a political party whose only motive is on vote bank politics to remain in power, this notion has little credence around the country. Pakistan's success or failure is of their own making and influences India least bit but for the pretense created by these politically corrupt parties. They have already in their punitive vision broken the country into bits and now to tag on a obliterated Pakistan on its shoulder would only add to the liability of the country and further slow down the progress of India. Let Pakistan make or break - leave them to that. What our political pundits should concentrate is to secure our borders around Pakistan firmly and continue with our developmental schemes. J
Posted on: December 31, 2010 at 10:23 AM
Posted by: Piyush MOdy
All those commenting on Kashmir are weak mind people and Govt own machinery did not botehr also to cut their tongues Like Geelani and Arunadhati. when they themselves willget hostage with their family members then they their eyes and statements will be different. Soft state India requires some Hawkish Policies to show its Might. recent scams shows lack of decision making to Raid Radi and Raja after looting India to the tune of billions. commonwealth games 70000 cr,2G 1.76 Lacs CR, Uttar pradesh food scam 2.5 Lacs cr, if totalled then comes to 5 Lacs cr.this shows goverment attitude. How ever PM is very HOnest Man. India needs to take some serious view and take immediate steps.Wipe Out Maoists and Naxals and reach out to people for Economic development in Naxal regions, govt is doing but process is slow. Armed cadres of CPM/CPI must be asked to drop weapons as PM Himself said many times that Red terror is dangerous for Internal threat. Begin Covert operations which stopped long back. Increase defence budget from current 1.47 Lacs CR to 2.5 Lacs cr which will be Just 4 % of GDP which country can absorb now. As of today latest News bangladesh too is building Submarnies whill will be ready till 2019. As everybody has their own personal views but in National Interest Countries Like Bhutan and Nepal should JOin UNion of India and then Sri Lanka too to protect from Pak and China. Let world tells us anything like expansionist. Also If govt still saying that Entire J
Posted on: December 31, 2010 at 09:19 AM
Posted by: Ashok K. Moza
India should make it as one of its primary goals to see the disintegration of Pakistan. Regardless of what China wants or does, it is in the best interests of India to see the break up of Pakistan into four or five countries. This will put an end to a) unholy alliance of China and Pakistan against India b) break up of a formidable enemy with nuclear weapons c) Permanent solution of the Kashmir problem d) integration of doubtful Indian muslims into the Union.This is no brainer. It should be obvious to most objective Indians. But then objectivity was never a strong point for most Indians in general and Hindues in perticular............. My two cents worth.........By the way a very good article....Keep up the good work......................................Ashok
Posted on: December 31, 2010 at 03:14 AM
Posted by: Asif Iqbal
The Chinese think about India the same way. They (Chinese) have plans to fragment India into many independent entities. They r near to victory If encirclement of India is looked upon. From military power to economics, China supersedes India many times. Let's see who emerges victorious.

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