India Should Review Dialogue Policy With Pakistan: DGP

India Should Review Dialogue Policy With Pakistan: DGP

26 November 2013
Greater Kashmir
Abhinav Verma

Jammu: In a significant statement with political and diplomatic over-tunes, J&K’s police chief Ashok Prasad Tuesday said there was a need to have a review of the dialogue policy with Pakistan over Kashmir as it has not proved fruitful on the ground. “The civilized strategy, which we have adopted against Pakistani aggression particularly in Kashmir, has not yielded the desired results as we expected,” Prasad said while speaking at National Security seminar organised here by Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) on, ‘Terror and Trespasses in India’s Northern Borders’. In his valedictory address, Director General of Police said that despite India’s efforts to promote dialogue process, “Pakistan continues to support secessionism, cross-border infiltration and whip-up anti-national sentiment in Kashmir.” “Pakistan’s aggression in Kashmir continues and the policy of talks has not yielded any positive response. There is a need to rethink how to secure the national interest and safety of people”, Prasad said. He said India’s internal security was extremely determined from outside threats including the strategic national security threat, organized crime and economic offences like circulation of fake currency. Prasad added all these crimes were broadly determined by external sources and India has been engaged with these issues since the past three decades. He pointed out that there was a very large portion of India, including Kashmir, where law and order problem persists, and the sources are from the outside. Elaborating further, he said that countries like Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Mayanmar are principal areas from where India’s internal security is threatened. He went on to say that the countries in South East Asia and Middle East are where from threats of organized crime were generated. The nature of third threat is slightly different and was principal threat to India which includes two countries Pakistan and China. “If we look at Pakistan we find three sub-strategies operating as Pakistan and China is actively promoting relationship with other countries from where India is facing the threat,” he said and added; “If we combine all these, definitely, there is a huge threat to India’s security”.