Indian National Overseas Congress, USA, in a resolution passed at the Executive Committee meeting held in New York, strongly condemns the dastardly attack on Pathankot air base by terrorists originating from Pakistan. This attack appears to have been well planned and coordinated, and could not have been executed without the help from powerful sectors in the Pakistani establishment. It is not only an attack on India but of the whole humanity.
“We salute the brave-heart Nawjawans who sacrificed their lives and those who are injured in the process in order to preserve freedom and liberty for all India and its citizens and our deep sympathy and prayers are with their loved ones,” said George Abraham, Chairman of the INOC, USA.
Although it is important to maintain the diplomatic engagement with Pakistan, it is about time the BJP Government re-calibrates their current strategy of dialogue by moving up the issue of terrorism to the top of the Agenda. Experience has shown that good will gestures or political brinkmanship will not advance the cause of peace between India and Pakistan but by only demanding strong measures from Pakistan to curb the cross-border terrorist activities that are intended to destabilize the peace and security of the region. BJP should avoid theatrics and deal with the subject with due seriousness and gravitas.