Pakistan's Rulers “Restraint” Before India is allowing its Rise as an Undeserving Regional Power
Four Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred by shelling across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Jandrot sector on 15th January 2018, according to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The latest incident of cross-border firing comes soon after the Indian Army Chief, Gen Bipin Rawat, threatened to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" in a statement regarded as reckless and irresponsible by Pakistan's rulers. According to the Foreign Office, Indian forces have committed more than 70 ceasefire violations along the #LoC and Working Boundary since 2018.
Indian aggression along the Line of Control has become a norm. It appears that India is not targeting the armed forces of #Pakistan but rather those of Nepal or Bhutan. India has been encouraged to follow the path of aggression without any fear of repercussion, because the regime is binding our armed forces according to the US State Department's order for “restraint.” This policy has been adopted because the Trump administration wants India to project herself as a regional power, to limit the influence of China. Due to the “restraint” policy, Pakistan’s National Security Advisor is frequently meeting the Indian NSA. According to the Indian newspaper, The Hindu, Indian and Pakistani National Security Advisors, Ajit Doval and Gen. (Retd) Naseer Janjua, have been meeting and speaking on the telephone more regularly, than they have officially confirmed. They held at least three meetings in Bangkok and one in Russia, according to sources in Delhi and Islamabad.