Turn up the heat before the winter was a message that the National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval sent out to the security forces in the Kashmir Valley. With the successful killing of Waseem Shah of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba on Saturday, there are just a handful of commanders left in the Valley.
The Intelligence Bureau has cautioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that a narrative to malign the country is being set. The report by the IB was handed over to the PMO, National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval and the chief of the Research and Analysis Wing.
In the year 2015, 20 soldiers of the Dogra Regiment were martyred at Manipur. It was termed as one of the deadliest attacks on the Indian Army in the past two decades. National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval took stock of the situation and during that meeting, he said the time had come to hit back hard.
Pakistan today said that Doval’s offensive defense and double squeeze policy to make India a regional hegemon will never succeed. The offense defence and double squeeze policy of Doval’s was visible during the surgical strikes that India carried out across the Line of Control following the Uri attack.
Does every disputed territory become China’s? This was the retort by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval when he discussed the Doklam standoff with China’s state councillor Yang Jeichi.
Will the Valley fall silent? It would soon as there is a multi dimensional approach adopted by the Government to ensure that peace returns for good at the Kashmir Valley. There is no doubt that Pakistan will continue to be an irritant always, but the government is working to ensure that it is no longer a threat.
Stung by the National Investigation Agency in the Hurriyat terror funding case, its leaders are now looking desperately for legal help. This is for the first time that the Hurriyat leaders are seriously looking for legal help as they have realised the case against them is a water-tight one.
One can expect a series of meeting between India and China in the days to come following the visit by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Meetings between the two foreign secretaries is also a possibility soon. The stage would however be set for the visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will take part in the BRICS summit between September 3 and 5.
The visit by India’s National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval to China may have not yielded any immediate solution to the Doklam standoff, but it has ensured a cool off period. The ice was broken after weeks of tensions between the two countries.
The possibility of a further diplomatic outreach was the highlight of the meeting between India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi amidst the Doklam standoff.