‘The corruption levels in the state has created an economic disparity which is going to create mayhem! The administration has forgotten what happened in 1947 and 65. Money is pouring in, but it never goes beyond a select few.’
The army chief, General Shankar Roy Chaudhuri saw the tapes, so did the PM, Narasimha Rao. Lt Gen Padmanabhan was the DGMI (later chief) and we screened the four tapes shot with the Hizbul, unedited, to a select group of Ambassadors and Military Attaches and editors.
The J&K problem is a foreign creation, rooted in colonial manipulation. J&K without respite has served as strategic playground for Britain, then US, then Soviet Union and now China.
The swathe and the penetration of the Hurriyat network are intriguing!! The Hurriyat, as it is now well-established, is the operative lynchpin of terror and proxy war apparatus in Kashmir and has its tentacles to Islamabad, the General Headquarters of the Army at Rawalpindi, Pakistan Embassy in Delhi and jihadi groups based in Pakistan.
Kashmiriyat was killed in the Valley the day half a million Hindus were terrorized to leave their ancestral homeland and compelled to become refugees in their own country.
The jihadis militancy in the Valley must be viewed from the prism of geopolitics, i.e. the global jihadi discourse, territorial ambition of Pakistan, and strategic imperatives of powers like China.
In simple language, there was complete intelligence blackout. None of the intelligence agencies had made any effort to penetrate the modules and cells which normally function from within the clustered Muslim areas in and around Pune and nearby towns.
Such continuous failure to generate Human Intelligence and absence of sophisticated Electronic Intelligence is unpardonable.