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Pakistan warns India against hegemonistic mindset

January 14, 2010

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan warned India on Wednesday against its relentless pursuit of military preponderance and said it would have severe consequences for peace and security in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region.

The National Command Authority, which met here under Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani, took serious note of recent Indian statements about conducting conventional military strikes under a nuclear umbrella and said such irresponsible statements reflected a hegemonic mindset, oblivious of dangerous implications of adventurism in a nuclearised context.

The NCA also took note of the developments detrimental to the objectives of strategic stability in the region. It observed that instead of responding positively to Pakistan’s proposal for a strategic restraint regime in South Asia, India continued to pursue an ambitious militarisation programme and offensive military doctrines.

“Massive inductions of advanced weapon systems, including installation of ABMs (anti-ballistic missiles), build-up of nuclear arsenal and delivery systems through ongoing and new programmes, assisted by some external quarters, offensive doctrines like ‘Cold Start’ and similar accumulations in the conventional realm, tend to destabilise the regional balance,” the meeting noted.

A statement issued by the PM House said: “Pakistan cannot be oblivious to these developments.” It was the first meeting of the NCA after President Asif Ali Zardari promulgated the National Command Authority Ordinance and divested himself of the powers of its chairman in November last year.

The meeting expressed satisfaction over the safety and security of Pakistan’s strategic assets and effectiveness of its strategic deterrence. It emphasised the importance of Pakistan’s policy of credible minimum deterrence and maintaining strategic stability in South Asia.

The authority reaffirmed Pakistan’s policy of restraint and responsibility and its resolve to continue efforts to promote peace and stability in South Asia. It underscored the need for preventing conflict and avoiding nuclear and conventional arms race in the region.

The NCA noted that the India-specific exemption made by the Nuclear Suppliers Group and subsequent nuclear fuel supply agreements with several countries would enable New Delhi to produce substantial quantities of fissile material for nuclear weapons by freeing up its domestic resources.

It reiterated that while continuing to act with responsibility and avoiding an arms race, Pakistan would not compromise on its security interests and the imperative of maintaining a credible minimum deterrence.

The meeting reviewed plans for generation of nuclear power under IAEA safeguards as part of national energy security strategy to ensure sustained economic growth and welcomed the renewed international interest in nuclear power generation to meet the challenge of climate change.

As a country with advanced fuel cycle capability, it said, Pakistan was in a position to provide nuclear fuel cycle services under IAEA safeguards, and participate in any non-discriminatory nuclear fuel supply assurance mechanism.
The NCA expressed satisfaction at steps taken by Pakistan at the national level for nuclear safety and security, which would continue to be important considerations in the context of national nuclear power development plans.

N-disarmament

It reaffirmed that as a nuclear weapon state Pakistan was committed to working as an equal partner in international efforts for general and complete nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. In this regard, the NCA stressed the need for non-discriminatory policies and accommodation of the reality of Pakistan’s nuclear weapon status for promoting global non-proliferation goals.

The meeting emphasised that promotion of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament objectives in South Asia were linked with regional security dynamics and the need to address existing asymmetries and resolution of outstanding disputes.

The NCA stressed that as the sole disarmament negotiating forum the Conference on Disarmament (CD) in Geneva should play its due role in global nuclear disarmament. As far as a Fissile Material Treaty at the CD was concerned, Pakistan’s position would be determined by its national security interests and the objectives of strategic stability in South Asia, it said.

“Selective and discriminatory measures that perpetuate regional instability, in any form and manner, derogate from the objectives of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation and, therefore, cannot be accepted or endorsed. Pakistan will not support any approach or measure that is prejudicial to its legitimate national security interests.”

An official told Dawn after the meeting that India’s ‘Cold Start’ strategy was a threat to strategic stability of South Asia. India’s growing military prowess, capabilities and aggressive designs implied war-provoking intent by practical manifestation of the ‘Cold Start’ doctrine.

He said the hit and mobilise concept would further squeeze space for diplomacy and political manoeuvres for avoiding a conflict. This strategy was likely to increase the threat in an unpredictable manner at various rungs of the escalation ladder, he added.

He said it was inherently flawed to further engage nuclear South Asia in an arms race rather than diverting efforts and resources to alleviate social needs of poor segments of society. Strategic equilibrium prevalent in the subcontinent would be impacted with negative repercussions, he said.

Explaining the concept of the ‘Cold Start’ doctrine, a defence analyst said it envisaged applying linear ground forces for multiple thrusts, backed by massive fire power well before Pakistan completed its mobilisation and international community could intervene.

He said the doctrine laid stress on offensive strike, but without giving battle indicators of mobilisation to maintain chances of strategic surprise while remaining below nuclear threshold. Political decision for war would be taken at the outset.

Talking about the broad contours, he said traditional operational art of maintaining distinction between strike and defensive formations would be done away with. The war was planned to be fought by integrated battle groups (IBGs) synergised and supported by Indian Air Force and Navy.

Since the IBGs would be pre-positioned closer to international border and the Line of control, these would commence operations with least build-up and preparation and would thus achieve surprise under the doctrine, he added.

Shaping the battlefield through new concept of war, incorporating all available technical-driven assets and fire power platforms would remain the hallmark of an Indian offensive.

Analysts observed that in Indian military planners’ view there was space available for a short notice, short-duration war with curtailed objectives despite the nuclear factor. Nuclear capability has added to Pakistan’s security by impinging upon India’s liberty of action under the nuclear overhang.

As the efficacy of all-out conventional war within the nuclear environment became questionable, India started studying the possibility of a limited conflict with curtailed application of military instrument and objectives.

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36 comments

  1. FORGET ABOUT WARNING INDIA CONCENTRATE ON THE PRESENT
    SITUATION WHICH ARE THE AMERICAN DRONES VIOLATING PAKISTANI AIRSPACE AND KILLING ITS CIVILLIANS ON A DAILY BASIS WHERE IS THE PROTECTION FOR THESE PEOPLE
    THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT LETS THIS HAPPEN
    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH PAK ARMY SHOULD WITHOUT DELAY START SHOOTING DOWN THESE DRONES OUR HONOUR IS AT STAKE WE MUST NOT FAIL


    • Thats right. u guys be obsessed with india while US destroys u 😀


  2. i dont get it! why is the title “Pakistan warns India against hegemonistic mindset” i mean how can a cat ‘warn’ a tiger?


    • @ask.jeeves

      LOL I think you wanted to say:

      “i mean how can a cat ‘warn’ a rat?”

      Natgeo tells us that indians eat rats to gain nourishment & proteins.


    • We will show you when that time comes. Who is tiger and who is cat.


      • we have already seen it in the last 2 wars – 71 and 99. thanks


      • war of 99.. when the indian PM sat in US president’s lap to gain back the land their loser soldiers lost? Huhh!!


      • do not forget 65 =D


      • baita sub ko pata hay kon kia hay…..hameesha peet pechay waar kia kero aur phir aisay itraya kero jaisay koi marka sirinjam diya ho….humharay jawanoo ka tum jaisao k saath kia muqablah hum to wo hain jo bay tegh bhi larana janntay hain….her jang mein naakoon chainay chabwatay tum logon ko phir bhi itrahat ka haal to deakhay koi…..Pakistan apni duty achi terhan kerna jaanta hay aur ye baat tum logon say behter kon janta hay….jab tak is mulkh mein humaray nider jawan aur officers hain Pakistan per koi bhi maili nazar nahi daal sakta….Pakistan Zinadabad…..Pakistan Army Zindabad….Quid-e-Azam Paindabad.


    • A pee drinking nation living in a slums or a slum dog nation can only be a tiger shit. Warning is just a message infact it is the final preperation to raise the Pakistani flag on india capital Delhi and then we will make it sacred forever, The master slave relation will resume, the first episode was for 1000 years, ended in 1857, now 2nd episode will start soon inshallah and all accounts will be settled down, trust me no more injustice will be done to you indians infact we will liberate your filthy land and make it greater pure for muslims.


  3. fuck u ask jeeves…go find an indian blog or may be u guys should stop ur desperate countrymen to stop marrying monkey,cats and dogs..


  4. PAKISTAN HAS GOT THE SEVENTH LARGEST ARMY IN THE WORLD
    AND STILL CANNOT STOP THE DRONE ATTACKS BY AMERICA
    SHAME ON THEM HAVING THESE AS YOUR GUARDIANS OF OUR NATION


    • @nujat

      Please dont repeat this one comment of your’s in replies to every artilce.

      Army is not responsible for shooting down the drones. IT IS YOUR SISSY GOVERNMENT.

      If you dont know anything then just dont write in what you think is right.


      • I agree with KM that this Nujat guy seems incapable of saying another else other then repeating the same thing over and over!!

        Pak has a great army but the government sux so understand this clearly!!!


  5. The pakistani govt is in cahoots with the US about these drones.

    STOP IT!


  6. MR.ZARDARI MUST IMMEDIATELY RESIGN IN CASE HE CANNOT STOP DRONE ATTACKS ON THE INNOCENT CIVILIANS WHO ARE DELIBERATELY WRONGLY LABELED AS TERRORIST BY EVIL POWERS.

    ALTHOUGH USA KNOWS THAT PEACE LOVING PEOPLE OF THE WORLD CAN DESTROY ATTACKING DRONES FOR WHICH THEY OBTAINED TECHNOLOGICAL AND FINANCIAL HELP FROM USA AND INDIA.


  7. what i said remains true. militarily, pakistan is nothing compared to india. come on guys get realistic


    • So true, Son the superiority of numbers 1:10 of india has now been nullified to 1:1 after Pakistan’s Nuclear test. Come ON be realistic! It would be just a matter of who takes the initiative 1st. I hope Pakistan take it, only then South Asia will be a quite neighborhood for a long time!


      • actually grandpa, india has 2:1 numerical superiority over pak. not 10:1. out of these, half of the troops are in chinese border. so its 1:1.

        if pakistan drops nukes on india, i dont think south asia will remain queit. in fact, this will give india an excuse to capture pakistan and make it an indian state


      • Son! You need to grow up and learn before serving with your lips! The fantasy film of Indians capturing Pakistan territory after Pakistan Nukes is hilarious! that is if the Indians are left for a 2nd strike! or were you referring to it in your next janam?

        Classic Slumdog Butler! I think you are over worked,, here 2 cents for another dose and take the day off!


      • i hate to wake u up grandpa. but its time u face reality.

        look at the military rankings of india and pakistan. compare them. now compare india and china.
        http://www.globalfirepower.com/


      • Aaaaah kids will be kids! Now now dont hurt yourself with all that nonsense. Some day when you grow up u’ll understand…


      • actually grandpa, growing too old will make u senile and stupid.


      • now you go to your mama and do your homework. Wash your mouth with soap before going to bed.. 😉


      • and u make sure to remove your teeth b4 u sleep.

        also take tablets to reduce ur senile behaviour


      • Your a faggot little rascal arent ya? run along now.. kuchi kuchi kuu…

        BYE NOW!


    • Reality is that after Mumbai your military admitted that they were not ready for a war with Pak!.Truth is that our nukes are better then yours with longer reach.

      Everyone knows that you are greater in numbers but but it may not be that significant in the current scenario.Understand that quantity can’t replace quality!


      • if quantity cannot replace quality, india is more powerfull than china. at least the indian navy and airforce.

        our military admitted that they were not ready for a war with Pak. possible. but more likely that they wanted the govt to buy them new toys. so they said stuff like that.

        pakistan has longer range missiles. true. but india does not depend on missiles to drop payload or nukes. it depends on IAF.
        pakistan know that PAF<<<IAF so it has invested in missiles. now do u get it?


    • No matter how much superiority you hindus have as far as your army is concerned, your inferiority for being slave for 1000 years will not be justified.
      We will have threesome, inshalla, from north you will be scrwed and we will do the rest.


      • thats funny coz most pakistanis are convrted hindus.


  8. u indians can keep on day dreaming ,,, . . . . .fact is u just keep talking . . . . . . . When u have guts to do something please speak at that time. . . . . . . . Ahhh i feel pity on you . . . . . . . Pak army zindabad


  9. WOW, just the fact, that you people think, Pakistan would ever wait to launch nuclear missiles or the air force or anything, is plain stupid.

    We shall detonate them right where they are, and with the amount of weapons we have, the whole region, would be gone. There would be no more, south asia, even if there is an asia. That is what a chain reaction would do. And you know what, if we were afraid to die, we wouldnt build nuclear weapons, the question is, Are indians ready to die as well?


  10. ask.jeeves, don’t you have already have enough indian media and blogs to talk about this blame game and stories. Tell/write your bollywood masala stories over there..and stop infesting this link!
    Gay Hind! Lol..


  11. ahhaah ask jeeves is day dreaming and juz bull sh**ting from his first msg , my friend , u agree tht pakistan has good missiles with longer range , than u shud also know that the planes u have parked in ur base’s half of them don’t even fly , haahha , and u know wat rating paf holds infront of ur fkin iaf .

    secondly , army thing , no 1 gives a shit , we r a nuclear power , talk practically , … planes , missiles , nuclear thts wat matter here , and v r good at all of them .

    and u to kill economy of other countries nd only send ur terrorists nd agents to pakistan , there is no other way u can do tht, nd that is wat u have been doing since ages …


  12. The Hindu’s don’t have the heart nor the bollocks to fight a united Pakistan nation. Pm Manmohan SOOR Singh and his goverment officals are talking big today? Because there sisters boyfriends the white Americans are sitting in sth asia, to save there black erses from a possible Pakistan attack! I can’t wait for the day when the American’s decide to runaway from Aghanistan? And that day is not far away now, when they’ll run and Leave India’s embassey staff and troops to die their! I bet the Pakistan army and it’s much FEARD powerful ISI are dreaming of that day, because Pakistan have suffered big time at the hands of the Americans since 9/11 and would want to make India pay for there part in Bolochistan, Peshawar and Lahore. So as always during a Hindustan-Pakistan conflict? the hindu’s always hide behind the sikhs who are there sword and scrapegoats.


  13. Re: Champbell January 16. Well said mate not many people recall the point you noted – especially the Indians! That then Indian PM Vajpayee went running and crying to Bill Clinton with his totti hanging down his erse. He begged Mr Clinton to pessure and order then Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif to pull back your army from the land they captured. But shameless India still went on to make a bollock and pure bullshiting movie.. called LOC !



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