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Pakistan and India in 2019, From Brink of War to Corridor Peace


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

31st Dec, 2019. 01:20 pm
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Pakistan and India

Pakistan and India, from almost the brink of war in the beginning to the corridor peace, the two nuclear armed neighbors,remained largely on the edge in 2019.

Events unfolding this year between Pakistan and India, makes it one of worst years in history of relations between two South Asian rival.

However, Pakistan Army and Defense has remained as wall of steel foiling all the Indian attempts to disrupt peace and stability on the borders.

Lets take a look at main events:

Year 2019 proved the defensive superiority of Pakistan against India.

False Flag Operation 14 Feb 2019

False flag so-called Pulwama suicide attack in which 44 Indian Central Police Reserve Force men reported killed.

The Bharatya Janata Party of Prime Minsiter Modi has chosen to ground its election campaign on hatred against Pakistan.

Within minutes of the Pulwama attack it was claimed that an improvised device carrying 350 kilograms of high explosive was used.

India accused Pakistan on Friday of orchestrating a suicide bombing that killed dozens of soldiers.

However, all the allegations from the extremist Modi Administration remained unproved.

In response to India’s allegations, Prime Minister Imran Khan promised New Delhi to conduct an investigation if provided “actionable evidence”

But also warned Pakistan will “retaliate” if attacked.

The Pakistan army has also warned India to avoid “any misadventure”, saying it could have dangerous consequences.

Indian Violation of Pakistan Air Space 26 Feb 2019

Indian military planes violated the Line of Control (LoC), intruding from the Muzaffarabad sector.

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations Major-General Asif Ghafoor said on his official Twitter account.

Maj-Gen Ghafoor in his tweet said “Indian Air Force violated Line of Control”, following which “Pakistan Air Force immediately scrambled” and Indian aircraft went back.

Abhinandan Arrest 27 Feb 2019

Abhinandan arrested on Feb 27 after his aircraft was shot down by the PAF upon violating Pakistani airspace.

Also Read: This is the beginning towards an end: DG ISPR Asif Ghafoor

However, was handed over in a gesture of peace to India at the Wagah border late Friday.

Cease Fire Violations 2019

India continued to violate cease fire rules this year as well targeting innoncent Pakistanis on borders, martyring sons of motherland Pakistan.

India, estimated, has done 1267 cease fire violations this year, that resulted in the martydom of 47 Pakistanis moreover, injurding 241 people.

Also Read: China urged Pakistan & India to resolve disputes for sustainable peace

Pakistan Army every time gave befitting response to Indian army.

Kartarpur Corridor

Pakistan ensured its diplomatic success opening the long closed Kartarpur corridor.

Moreover, The historic agreement aims to allow the intending Sikh pilgrims visit Baba Guru Nanak’s shrine.

The Sikh minority in India has long sought easier access to the temple, which is just over the border in Pakistan.

5,000 pilgrims  permitted to visit Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib through the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor on any given day.

Also Read: Foreign Office again proves diplomatic success in year 2019

With an additional provision for more pilgrims on special days including Gurpurab, Baisakhi, etc., subject to capacity.

Moreover, Considering the agreement, the amount of revenue Pakistan can generate sums up to $100,000 every day.

Since the corridor will remain open 365 days of the year, it can potentially generate a direct income of USD36.5 million i.e. about Rs5.55 billion per annum.

Also Read: PM Imran Khan inaugurates Kartarpur corridor for Sikh pilgrims

The shrine is about 4 km (2-1/2 miles) from the border.

The crossing and corridor – including a road, bridge over the Ravi River and immigration office – will replace a drawn-out visa process and circuitous journey through Pakistan.

Conclusion

It was Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal that refrained India from launching a large-scale invasion.

Pakistan Army and Defense has remained as wall of steel foiling all the Indian attempts to disrupt peace and stability on the borders.

India’s adoption of the controversial citizenship law brought the situation back to the brink.

Also Read: Pakistan Military warns India to avoid any misadventure

The new law grants citizenship rights to six minority groups migrating to India from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan and allegedly discriminates against Muslims.

Imran Khan launched fresh assault  warned of a looming refugee crisis in South Asia.

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