An ordinary country has a military, however about Pakistan Army it has often been said that the “military has a country”. So powerful is the army that it decides who becomes the Prime Minister and frequently deposes leaders it does not agree with. Since its independence, Pakistan has been dominated by the military with direct military rule for about 35 years and indirect rule at other times. In fact it was only in 2013, that Pakistan had a first peaceful transfer of power from one elected government that had completed its tenure to another!
Pakistani military also has a track record of killing its own citizens, specially in Baluchistan. However, it has not been successful in carrying out its primary duty, which is to win wars with other countries. It has lost all its wars against Bharat and has also lost when deployed in support of Arab countries during their conflicts with Israel. In fact, powerful countries have been carrying out military operations within the territory of Pakistan without its permission for years.
The latest event is the surgical strike by Iran deep inside the territory of Pakistan. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), an elite force, has freed its two soldiers in an intelligence operation inside Pakistan’s territory. This was reported by the Anadolu Agency based in Turkey.
“A successful operation was carried out last Tuesday night to rescue two kidnapped border guards who were taken as hostages by Jaish ul-Adl organization two and a half years ago,” the IRGC was quoted as saying on last Wednesday. Pakistan based terrorists of Jaish ul-Adl had kidnapped 12 IRGC guards on October 16, 2018. Nine of these were subsequently rescued and two rescued in the latest surgical strike. Jaish ul Adl had is believed to be affiliated to Al Qaeda and has previously attacked Chabahar in Iran, where Bharat is building a port city. It is the same terror organisation that had kidnapped Bharatiya national Kulbhushan Jadhav from Iran.
Surgical strikes are not a new experience for Pakistan, where between 2004 and 2018, the US conducted thousands of drone strikes. Bharat has also regularly conducted surgical strikes, most famously in 2016 cross border raid in the aftermath of Uri attack and the Balakot airstrike in 2019.
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