By K.N. Pandit
As days pass by our country’s reaction to Mumbai carnage is becoming more wobbled and incoherent. If Pakistani President Asif Zardari is shifting poles day in and day out, New Delhi is no less deficient in its own brand of flip-flop. From “war is no option” to “no option is closed” and from “Pakistan must fulfill its assurances” to “Pakistan should do much more”, the rhetoric becomes farcical and ludicrous. An impression is created that we timidly supplicate for empathy for torture by our tormentors in the vain hope that somebody will appear from nowhere to tell us, come on we are going to fight your battle.
Nearly three decades ago, the then Pakistani President said publicly that his country would fight India on Indian soil. This was the time when the blue print of Operation Topac had been approved, which planned inflicting a thousand cuts on the body of India. Pakistan’s covert support first to Khalistan and then to Kashmir separatist movements was part of her proxy war that was to become a regular phenomenon of Indo-Pak acrimony on the sub-continent.