“WE THE PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS,
To save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and
To reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and
To establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and
To promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom.”
The aforementioned is an extract from the preamble of the United Nations charter. The first point tells us the lessons that the world has learnt something from the first and second world wars where thousands lost their lives and millions of dollars were used to destroy enemies that belonged to another country but to the same genre of the Creator I-e Humans, since then there has not been such a situation i-e wars stretching years and between super powers.
The recent situation of escalation in subcontinent has brought Pakistan and India growling at each other the role being played by most of the stake holders is irresponsible.
Most of the media of both sides have been counting nuclear war heads, missiles, tanks and other weapons; Calculating time within which Pakistan and India could destroy each other and much more.
Politicians have become defense analysts and they are delivering speeches on how to conquer either Delhi or Lahore
Armies have not had a flag meeting on each violation of LOC instead there have been claims of surgical strikes and capturing intruders
None of the stakeholders except a few individuals have tried to understand and explain that what would be the fall out of a WAR. If India conducts a surgical strike won’t Pakistan respond?
And if Pakistan responds where will it end?
Our conventional arsenals are limited, this if it starts would ultimately end up in nuclear war and thereafter civilizations would seize to exist. Thus meaning that more than one billion Indians and 200 million Pakistanis would suffer.
The war phenomenon has evolved it’s more of a war on table, dialogue and proxy war. USA and Russia with their allies have been in a cold war situation there has not been a direct army combat between super powers since World War 2.
This is what Pakistan and India should focus on except the proxy war. We were, are and will be neighbors. War after the nuclear tests has not been an option there is one way forward and that is peace however disputes can only be resolved through dialogues.
Leadership should come together and work for the starving population of both sides; especially Pakistan needs to focus on other problems e.g. depleting glaciers and CPEC. These heroics of the Indian leadership can be a plot to distract from a GAME CHANGER.