The New York Times on September 26, 2014 reported that India and China agreed to defuse the standoff between troops in the disputed border region of Ladakh, Kashmir. The Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, stated this on Friday after meeting in New York with her Chinese counterpart. The area of Ladakh was occupied by the Chinese troops, and details of the deal in Chinese withdrawal are unknown. However, Indian has been made the CEO of the BRICS (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) Bank in Shanghai. India and China are major trade partners of the region, and are important components of the BRICS. Furthermore, China and Russia are major supporters to India’s inclusion as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, whereas the United States has shown opposition to such preposition. The Chinese Spokesperson of the Foreign Office issued a statement last week on India’s major role on the Silk Road. Most Pakistanis are amazed at a unilateral statement of the Chinese at a time when India is in complete violation of the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir for the past 6 decades. India is violating the LOC at the Kashmir valley, and the Indian troops are constantly killing the Pakistanis on border petrol, yet China’s statement supportive of India has kept Islamabad’s foreign office mum to respond. Today, Pakistanis in London and New York have protested over the Indian violations on Kashmir. The need for Pakistani foreign office to respond to China’s approval of India is more than ever before. Additionally, Pakistan had ceded parts of Kashmir to China earlier.
CONCLUSION: China’s interest in Kashmir, Gilgit & Baltistan is very clear, whether it be controlling the cooper mines and precious stones of GB worth over 1 trillion (1,000 billion) dollars, or the strategic importance of the region fearing it going into the hands of the U.S. with a U.S. Air Force base in Skardu, if a future Pakistani government strikes a deal with the U.S. to oversee the region. Such a step by a future government with my presence will bring huge investments from the U.S., Japan and the GCC. This is detrimental to Chinese, Indian and Iranian interests in the region. This is a major impediment in the resolution of the status of Kashmir. It is not only India, rather China that wants a status quo on Kashmir. However, it must be clear that wars are no solution, and a party to conflict never wins wars. In order to win Kashmir, if I were the Prime Minister of Pakistan I will order a clandestine operation in Kashmir and Khalistan at a much bigger scale than what RAW did in the former East Pakistan. This is the ONLY option to get freedom of Kashmir and Khalistan. China would not dare to interfere, should a future government under my leadership provides a United States base in Skardu guaranteeing Pakistan’s border security. Other than that, a U.S. base will bring at least 100 billion dollars in cash to meet Pakistan’s debt, and development of thermal power projects in Pakistan through GB. Additionally, with the departure of China messing up in Pakistan, the Japanese interests and businesses will improve economic conditions through investments in Pakistan. Note: The writer is a former Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh, currently a Central Leader to the Republican Party of the United States of America and a Central Leader of the Arms Control Association USA.
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