It’s time for strengthening India’s defences

    Ever since Pakistan was defeated in Kargil nearly 20 years ago, it has made it absolutely clear time and time again that it will wage a new kind of war against India. On Monday, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Four soldiers have died due to the night-long firing from across the border.

    Only two days after the unprovoked mortar shelling, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Mohd Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzala, who managed to flee after militants opened fire at police officials outside a Srinagar hospital on Tuesday.

    During interrogation following his arrest in 2014, Naveed claimed he was tasked with carrying out the sensational killing of policemen and central paramilitary forces.

    Naveed also revealed that his father was a retired Army driver and he, along with his brothers, was part of madrassas which were owned by the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a front for LeT. This one of Pakistan’s military strategists and they know exactly what they are doing while in India our strategists continue to deal with national security in a dangerously lackadaisical fashion.

    Naveed further revealed that LeT bosses used to give a special “Kasab class” as part of a training module for its new recruits during which they are told about the mistakes committed by Ajmal Kasab during the Mumbai terror attacks.

    Such strategies are used by Pakistan only calls for more on strengthening India’s defences exactly as we would in a time of war.