'Made in China' terror
Many scrupulous political observers, who keep a hawk’s eye on Sino-Indian relations, are reported to be calling Kashmir terror and turbulence as ‘Made in China’ commodity. China has a method in madness, and this observation of political pundits cannot be disposed off as mere figment of imagination. Taking into view the stand of Beijing on Kashmir issue, one can draw the inference that in more recent times, China has been making subtle moves which indicate that she is eyeing Kashmir. This is notwithstanding the superficial bonhomie that is exuded by the two countries intermittently.
The Shimla Agreement was ratified by the Parliaments of both countries and most of the big powers including those at UNSC considered that the UN had no role left for it in Kashmir. Of course that is the official stand of Beijing. But on the ground, China’s policy is squarely anti-India…
From the very beginning, China has been consistently saying that Kashmir is a bilateral issue which the two countries should resolve. There has never been any diversion from this publicized official stand. However, after Shimla Agreement, China never said that Kashmir issue was no more relevant to the Security Council because under the UN Charter, a dispute would slip out of the files of the UN in case the disputing parties scripted an agreement between them. The Shimla Agreement was ratified by the Parliaments of both countries and most of the big powers including those at the Security Council considered that the UN had no role left for it in Kashmir.
Of course that is the official stand of Beijing. But on the ground, China’s policy is squarely anti-India and pro-Pakistan. China has been arming Pakistan which included clandestine supply of various crucial parts of nuclear bomb. On international fora China has been lending outright and brazen support to Pakistan. China opposed India’s inclusion in the Nuclear Supply Group (NSG) and bluntly said that Pakistan should also be considered for inclusion, forgetting many reservations which the US and EU have expressed many a time about the foolproof security of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Hillary Clinton, the Presidential candidate as well as her rival candidate Donald Trump both have very unambiguously said in their public addresses and election rallies that the world is faced with the threat of nuclear arsenal in Pakistan falling in the hands of Pakistan-base jihadis. The jihadis have also said more than once that if they are able to lay their hands on Pakistan’s arsenal, they will use the bomb against India.
In regard to nuclear threat, it is pertinent to remind our readers that some time back Pakistani authorities openly said that they had devised the tactical local bombs which would be used locally in case there is threat of attack from India. The fact of the matter and the opinion of international strategists is that the manufacturing of India specific local tactical nuclear bombs is the figment of Chinese imagination and they have supplied the weapon to Pakistan. The military angle of the CPEC and the naval importance of China built Gwadar sea port on Makran coast are both reflective of a broad based encirclement policy of China in which Pakistan has become a client state.
The centripetal forces for current situation in the Himalayan-Karakorum and Pamirian ranges is the plateau of Gilgit and Baltistan where a couple of years back, Pakistan permitted Chinese major foothold first under the rubric of PLA helping build infrastructure in the region and then openly as a growing military outpost of China in the sub-Himalayan region overlooking Indian sub-continent.
All along the KK Highway, bases for nuclear powered ballistic missiles are established mostly underground and not visible to the eye.
The CPEC has definite military and strategic orientation. Chinese are reported to have expanded their presence in the region of Gilgit and Baltistan militarily. All along the KK Highway, bases for nuclear powered ballistic missiles are established mostly underground and not visible to the eye. Movement of heavy defence armament has been reported along the Highway and the proposal of bringing railway line from Urumchi to Gwadar is also on the anvil. This is what had prompted the Prime Minister to say in his Independence Day speech that CPEC was a threat to India’s security.
By stalling the Indian proposal of declaring JeM supremo Molvi Azhar at the UN for the second time for flimsy reason, China has conveyed the message that it supports export of terror to Kashmir where JeM is very active and also responsible for the recent Uri attack on the Brigade Headquarter. The inference is that China is fuelling the flames of terror in Kashmir covertly by encouraging the exporters of terror to Kashmir in Pakistan. Since Gilgit and Baltistan are now virtually under the thumb of China, PLA is looking southward and China has already made inroads into the Wakhan arm that separates Kashmir from Afghanistan. In the wake of this, China is deeply interested in seeing unrest and turmoil drag on in Kashmir under the camouflage of ISIS or ISI through the outposts called LeT, HuM, JM or the rest of them.
Therefore it is quite clear that the happenings in Kashmir may be given a softer nomenclature of “unrest” or “disturbance” or whatever, from the point of sharp and experienced observers it is ‘Terror made in China’. Now for all purposes and intents, India is fighting China in Kashmir. One wonders whether the seditionists and traitors in Kashmir have ever realized to what far-reaching danger and catastrophe Pakistan has pushed them to. Who knows the poignant story of Kashmiris inviting foreigners to rule over them may be repeated.