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  1. Horus

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    Why is India Reviving Insurgency in Balochistan?

    By Tariq Rizwan
    Islamabad

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    The recent announcement of Prime Minister Nerendra Modi to support the Baloch cause of separate homeland in Pakistan’s province of Balochistan is quite alarming and against all the international norms. It is clear example of interference in the neighboring Pakistan. The self exiled Baloch leader Brahmdagh Bugti’s brutal acts in Pakistan followed by his desire to get Indian nationality reflects the growing chemistry of expansionist India with Baloch Sub Nationalists (BSNs) to use the later against the CPEC and deprive the people of Balochistan from the immense benefits of the project. Apart from the active support provided to BSNs through Afghan intelligence NDS, Indian effort through media is also an open secret. The ongoing propaganda against Pakistan on Balochistan, while twisting the facts through a website “Baloch Voice” and journals “Sangar Magazine and Sangar Publications” is also a strong indicator of Indian intentions against CPEC. The writers are using cover names like Maj Majeed, Taj Baloch, Sajid Baloch and Zahid Abdullah.

    The fact is that the decade long resistance movement of BSNs is almost over now. Balochistan is awaiting development and prosperity which the ongoing mega project ‘CPEC’ is bound to ensure in near future. Development work on Sea Port, Airport and industrial Zone in Gwadar is in full swing. The government measures like banning non locals from getting the right of vote, local CNICs, industry and business without the support of local residents in Gwadar coupled by the appointment of Hasil Bizenjo as Federal Minister for Port and Shipping augured well in raising the confidence of common man in Balochistan. It is tantamount to overcome the concerns of locals not to be converted into minority. Peace has returned to the province as evident from the passage of first business convoy of fort trucks from Kashgar to Gwadar, peaceful transition of consecutive provincial governments in Balochistan.

    Most of the militants have perished forever; either killed or surrendered to the Law Enforcing Agencies (LEAs). About 1025 militants have surrendered so far to the LEAs since the take of PML (N) government in Balochistan, according to daily DAWN, 26 April, 2016. The demise of late rebel leader Nawab Khair Bux Marri in June 2014 added fuel to the destruction of these outfits and their baseless proxies. The latest but most lethal phase of militancy started after the accidental killing of Nawab Akbar Bugti in August, 2006 giving birth to BRA led by Brahmdagh Bugti. Nawab Bugti was killed in an operation in Chalgri area of Bhamboor hills of Balochistan along with his 37 tribal guards.

    Despite the SNBs’ strive to label him as their comrade and anti - state Baloch leader, the late Nawab Bugti is considered a veteran leader and highly respected figure in the political circles. He had served as Chief Minister and Governor of Balochistan province in the past. He was strong patriot and a leading figure along with then Khan of Qalat Mir Ahmed Yar Khan to receive the founding father of Pakistan, Quaid - e - Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Quetta. He was always praised for his role in acceding to the dominion of Pakistan. The famous treaty of accession to Pakistan was inked in March, 1948.

    Like other political figures, Nawab Bugti also fell victim to Gen (Retd) Pervaiz Musharaf policy of extending government writ in remote areas of Balochistan province in mid 2006. Differences developed over a gas royalty issue. The Nawab revolted and took arms. He along with his personal guards went into hiding in the mountains to give fight to the LEAs. In a search operation, he was killed along with his 37 personal guards who all were Bugti tribesmen. His death is considered a great loss to the nation. The BSNs have tried their level best to portray the late Nawab as their hero but in vain.

    Except the latter’s grandson Brahmdagh Bugti who went into self exile, Afghanistan and then Geneva as refugee, the remaining family has preferred to stay back calm and remained cooperative with the LEAs. As per their tribal traditions, his eldest grandson Aali Khan Bugti was nominated new Nawab of Bugti tribe. Jamil Bugti, the only surviving son of Nawab is battling a legal case in the court to bring the so called killers of his father to the book. The militants’ strived hard, backed by the hostile forces from abroad to exploit him as their hero, but failed abruptly. Besides destroying the government infrastructure, the Baloch militants killed hundreds of innocent non - Baloch people in their so called liberation war during last ten years. The daring LEAs led by FC have flushed out all the militant groups. Baloch militants were either killed or living in exile. They are now part of history.

    The BSNs are now part of history. Prominent outfits remained Baloch Liberation Army (BLA), Baloch Republican Army (BRA), Baloch United Liberation Front (BULF) and Baloch Liberation Front (BLF). The left over remnants are operating on papers from abroad with the covert support of foreign powers. BLA and BRA were led by Hairbyar Marri and Brahmdagh Bugti from UK and Switzerland respectively. The later is likely to get the nationality of India as he has already announced to settle in India to the displeasure of most of the ethnic Baloch. India is ready to take and use him against CPEC in future.

    India is using Afghan soil as a launching pad for overt and covert activities in western belt of Pakistan including Balochistan, FATA nad KP province. A huge number of RAW operatives are working under the garb of Indian Border Security Force (BSF). BSF has recently completed Dilaram road linking Chabahar Port of Iran with Heart in Afghanistan. Apart, India is running dozens of un-proclaimed consulates in Afghan cities along Pakistan border. Links are being maintained with the militants inside Pakistani territory to destabilize Pakistan’s western belt.

    The ongoing military operation Zarb-e-Azb has shaken the bases of all these foreign sponsored militants. The militants’ infrastructure has been destroyed. Militants have either been killed or sought refuge in Afghan border territories under the active patronage of RAW-NDS nexus. By exploiting the left over remnants, India is trying to sustain the rhythm of militancy in the region so that to frustrate both Pakistan and China abandon the CPEC. Almost all the Baloch Sub Nationalists (BSNs) were getting foreign assistance in terms of boarding, lodging, training, weapons, finances and transportation etcetera. India is investing heavily on Baloch Sub Nationalists (BSNs). Immediately after the ouster of Taliban from power in Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11, training camps were established in Spin Boldak area of Kandhar province where these Baloch Fararies were accommodated, trained and launched in collaboration with NDS.

    Baloch Liberation Army and Baloch Republican Army are almost defunct now after the surrender of its activists in a huge number. Both Hairbyar Marri and Brahmdagh Bugti are in self - exile and relying on Indian financial support. They are absconders according to the law of the land after committing numerous acts of IED, bomb blasts, target killing and destroying the state infrastructure in Balochistan. Reportedly, the so called indigenous Baloch Liberation Front Chief Dr Allah Nazar is no more alive as per media reports. He was a common Baloch. Instead of going abroad, he continued his struggle for the rights of common people from his home town “Mashkel”. Therefore, the number of his followers increased over a period of time. Despite his claims of not accepting foreign assistance, most of his fighters were trained in RAW-NDS camps at Spin Boldak.

    Dr Nazar was a stern opponent of the selfish Baloch Nawabs, Sardars and their centuries-old traditional hold. Therefore, he was not liked by other leaders like Hairbyar Marri and Brahmdagh Bugti. He was of the view, that that Nawabs and Sardars were equally responsible for backwardness of Baloch areas. His interests also converged with that of government efforts to empower the common people in Balochistan. He was a popular figure among the BSNs due to his philosophy of not leaving Balochistan while continuing their struggle for Baloch rights. According to media reports, he was killed in one of the air raid and has never resurfaced. India is vigorously pursuing the BSNs card to undermine CPEC and deprive the poor masses of the benefits of the mega project.

    Like GB, Balochistan is also becoming a battlefield for the covert RAW activities. The Indian opposition and rivalry to CPEC is resulting into bloodshed. Incidents of Quetta Civil Hospital suicide bomb blast and brutal attack on Police recruitment center are the cases in point. Indian rivalry of CPEC stems from its fear of internationalization of the Kashmir dispute and the growing influence of China in the Indian Ocean, says a new report by one of the most influential global think tanks. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), a Sweden-based think tank report states “There is considerable concern within India that China, which has been neutral on Kashmir since 1963, can no longer be so now that its economic and security interests in these territories are growing in stake”.

    The report is titled “Silk Road Economic Belt - considering security implications and the EU - China cooperation prospects”. It argues that India does not want a mediating role for China in these disputes. It is the first report by any global think tank that has discussed in detail the Indian concerns on CPEC. The report has also shed light on implications of the ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative on security dynamics and its compatibility with the EU interests. The Sipri report says CPEC has raised political temperatures between India and Pakistan. “India strictly opposes CPEC, and while the Economic Belt is not a harbinger of a new conflict, it has so far intensified historic competition over influence in South Asia,” note authors of the report.
     
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  2. Talwar e Pakistan

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    India is feeding a dead horse, the insurgency has been battered to near-complete destruction.
     
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    As Pakistan is using terrorism in Kashmir as a bargaining chip, it makes perfect sense for India to repay in kind. It also helps India to answer Pakistan in it's own words when a act of terrorism happens in India. The answer to Pakistan's asymmetrical warfare is asymmetrical warfare, all out war is and should be the last resort.
     
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    Terrorist Supporting another Terrorist ? what else to expect from those creatures ? First Mukti bahini , and now BLA and BRA .. grow some balls modi to fight your own battles at least once.. Pu$$y
     
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    There is no insurgency in Balochistan. If there was it has been destroyed. :lol:
     
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    PAKISTAN has to reply india in the same manner i.e. revive Khalistan openly and support it militarily and when the khalistani people are ready Pakistan should enter its forces... same we have to repeat for Assam and Nagaland
     
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  7. Horus

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    Kashmiris are living in an international recognized disputed territory, calling their legal armed struggle against Indian occupation forces terrorism might serve the self congratulatory egos of Hindutvas but for the Muslims of subcontinent their struggle is our struggle and we will continue to support them. If Kashmir burns, India burns, if Baluchistan sees unrest, India and Afghanistan both will burn.

     
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    CPEC is the only concern.I don't care where the development is taking place now but the final and decisive round of CPEC will surely be held in Balochistan.
    After its complition whether partiel or full,Baloch people will avail better facilities then their Punjabi neighbours.Until now the sense of bereavement is the major factor that can make indian work a bit easier.But once they are provided with basics,their sense of patriotism is far more then others.This is not a myth.Baloch people are more patriot to Pakistan then others.
     
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    There will be no peace for Pakistan till it stops interfering in Kashmir.Period
    You can claim all you want ,Kashmir is not going any where.it upto Pakistan if it wants peace and prosperity.
     
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    Kashmir is a disputed territory for you guys not for us. I have often heard that Pakistan annexed Balochistan in '47 if that was the case then it sounds pretty disputed too. Although I must admit I am not very well versed with the history of Balochistan. In the real world nobody cares about Kashmir or Balochistan. True that Pakistan will support insurgence in Kashmir and other parts of India and the vice versa. We are planning a three layered security fence on LOC I suggest you guys do the same on the border with Afghanistan ;).
     
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    Although BLA is near dead but still we should raise this on every international forum we need to show world the real face of our neighbors this is a golden opportunity for us they're sponsoring terrorists just like mukti's we need to cash in on it everywhere in the world.
     
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    The definition of terrorism is violence against civilians to achieve political goals last time I checked. The mostly dead Balochi movement targetted civilians especially Chinese and Punjabi people. Drawing a comparison with Kashmir is not possible because most militants there target the military although there have been many disgusting attacks on Hindu civilians especially. If there is any legitimate Balochi nationalist movement then they better 'liberate' Iranian and Afghan Balochistan too.
     
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    If I agree to what you've mentioned in your post then kindly explain who is supporting following separatist movements in India.
    Assam separatist movements.
    Dravida Nadu.
    Khalistan movement.
    Naxalite–Maoist insurgency
    Why can't you accept your incompetence and stop blaming Pakistan for everything. Even Russia is fed up of your this attitude.
     
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    What the? who is ''you'' here?
     
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    Support Naga land, Khalistan and dozen more.
    Indi may have one insurgency in Pakistan to support.
    Pakistan can support dozens.
    Modi is a barking mad dog
     
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