Militants are under the pump in Kashmir valley and are running out of options there but on this side of the Pir Panjals they have the cover of the forests!
-‘They for the moment do not want to present themselves as targets and hence are playing the waiting game with dense jungles of Dera Ki Gali and Bhata Dhurian as their alibi!’
‘The game of patience is a necessity but locking up their escape hideouts is a necessity. They are there, somewhere in the jungles but they (terrorists) cannot live forever there! Someone is feeding them and helping them but who exactly? Has to be the one or the ones who watch the troop movement every morning and ever evening! Here human intelligence is necessary! It always has been!’
I will emphasize that Insurgents make fish traps, as do terrorists, gangs, warlords, mass social movements, religions (Pakistan and some Kashmiris), Afghanistan is a special case now, for instance and, of course, governments. Though it may sound absurd but that is what has happened in J&K. I think it all began with corruption and rigged elections! Pakistan kept watching after three ridiculous defeats in wars, the fourth one was in the offing. They were all fish traps, these metaphorical traps are woven of many strands, persuasive, administrative, and coercive (Pakistan objectively believes in them and the thought process is the same as it was in the past).’
-‘If a noise creating thing hurts eardrums the noise has to be shut up forever! It would be in due course of time, to an extent it has been already’! These men in wilderness who are fighting a battle of bullets are heading nowhere! They too will bite the dust and the futility would be that no one of their own would be there to bury them! In short they would never know as to what they died for! This is the fish trap that Pakistan sets for kids there who have nowhere to go! They are welcome in India but without guns as kids who love studies!
-‘Though each of the strands may be brittle across LOC, their combined effect creates a control structure that’s easy and attractive for people to enter (Pak army believes in that), but then locks them into a system of persuasion and coercion (which terror leaders do) a set of incentives and disincentives from which they find it extremely difficult to break out from! That is the game which is played with words, drugs and money!
-‘Practically speaking both the Urban Guerilla and the rural one has come of age! They have nothing to win or lose in life. It is just the momentary pleasure! In Kashmir did any one ask Geelani as to who was the first local Hizbul Mujahideen killed? I’m sure that the old man of dramatist of incendiary politics, now sleeping as everyone has to would not be knowing that? But some chroniclers who are idiots like me know! ‘
-‘At the moment the troops of 16 RR and 48 RR are fuming, sleep they say is out of question for the time being we will get over the bad dreams and fight these men hiding in the forests, the blood spilled over of our brother’s in arms will not go waste. The question now is with what? Rifles and bullets give a less painful death to the cowards so it is obviously with our bare hands which over the years have become as solidified as heated iron’!
-‘ I will like to say something about the militants/insurgents/undergrounds/terrorists/trigger happy desperadoes they move about and think they are free only because there are still a few. could be many in UT Jammu and Kashmir who still have a soft corner for them and such kind are on both sides of the Pir Panjals and across the LOC sit the mad hat Generals who have read nothing but only the books of hatred for India. Kashmir is just the spindle around which everything is knit. In areas where the sudden upsurge has occurred, I always felt that there are still those remaining in from of people who are layers of secrets. You believe you know them that you understand them, but their motives are always hidden from you, buried in their own hearts. You will never know them, but sometimes you decide to trust them. At times they are bull’s eyes and at times a terrible misfire.’ It dearly was if the last two encounters are taken into consideration’!
When the cease fire occurred in February this year we did three stories and in all the three we did mention this cease fire will hold on but on the militant front Pakistan will keep mum! The same happened. But under the garb of cease fire everything happened (We are taking the template from Akhnoor to Mandi). Everything wrong was happening starting with drone flights, arms drops, recovery of weapons and ammunition suit cases, money being recovered from people who were never known drug cartels moving and more importantly infiltration. Though the terrorists were killed but the exact figures were never known as to how many had made their way into the hinterland’. Obviously some had and may be they are the invisible threat at the moment though a momentary one!
Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged. Pakistan has let loose these wild animals yet again but the truth is that the world knows that it is Pakistan that rears them up and is still doing so with only one thing in mind and that is Jammu and Kashmir. But never mind that too would be taken care of. If they are in the forests of Rajaouri and Poonch and want a fight, they will be given one. Ifw e are apt at house clearing mechanisms then we are also specialists at jungle clearance!
The story is not about media going about in extreme hype and getting into discussion mode! This is a story of what happens in the unpredictable insurgency warfare! I has happened in the past and with our neighbor in an inflexible mode the game and the pitch is here itself. Afghanistan catalyst may have give the requisite impetus to the militants across but that is not much of a theory. The entire theory, the newly framed one is known to the Pak Generals! Qamar Bajwa is an outgoing man. He will not speak much and neither would be allowed to. Whatever comes out would be in form of a book when he will write his memoirs as Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi the 1971 war disgruntled man!
What happened today:
Two soldiers unfortunately had to lay their lives as they were spotted and the terrorists fired on them! Had to be sudden because this was the route that was vulnerable! It was an unexpected thing to happen! But the expected could have been only made possible by someone who knew the movement! Infiltrators are always on the run and they do not know where to go! But these men probably were in the waiting as they were at DKG! Simple thing, either they knew or were told! Latter is a high pedigreed possibility! They also probably knew the route to escape? That means that terrorists knew what to do and they had a surprise up their sleeves! Now onwards perhaps they may not get that luxury!
In an ongoing Counter (militancy) operation in general area Nar Khas Forest, Mendhar Sub Division, District Poonch there has been ex- change of fire between army troops and (militants) during evening hours on Thursday. Two encounters in two days! The terrorists still a distant away (though not much) is a bit unfathomable! It was sudden but they cannot go far and that too moving with rifles! They were/ and are probably operating from the jungles but the civilization and houses too are not far off!
The operations are on and the vehicular traffic on the road has been blocked. Had to be because in two days the men either have infiltrated or have come across the Pir Panjals from South Kashmir? For terrorists the history of tomorrow is a bit different, it isn’t a single narrative, but thousands of alternative narratives. Whenever they choose to tell one, they are also choosing to silence others. I mean human beings! But the twins 16 RR and 48 RR would not allow them! They were lucky this time but next time they would not be! And I’m not exaggerating!