What Narendra Modi means for Pakistan



Narendra Modi will be the next PM of India. This is a fact that Pakistan will now have to live with.

What could the change that has shaken the Indian power structure means of Pakistan?

If political speeches and manifestos are considered sacred in India (and I am very sure that they are not!), nothing well for Pakistan.

Modi has been very candid in the relations he would have with Pakistan. He showed his true colors when he accused Pakistan of harboring Daud Ibrahim. It was not a spur of the moment outburst. He chose the words and the moment very carefully to make sure that the statement rings close to the hearts of Indian voters. However, this was not just another tactics to win a few votes.

BJP has long been accusing Pakistan of sheltering the notorious underworld don from Indian authorities. In the past, BJP has gone on say that Pakistan has used state resources ( read ISI) for providing protection to Ibrahim and his criminal enterprises. This is just one of the many instances where Modi has used the official BJP and RSS party line in his statements.

When this man takes up the driving seat of the vast military and civilian intelligence infrastructure of India, he would be delighted to know that the Pakistan as an enemy is laughably weak and is not the huge wolf that he and his cronies have been crying about.

Pakistan has adopted a watch and wait policy and is waiting for Modi to make the first move. However, all the analysis reports generated in Pakistan are taking into account an assumption. They main point of all these reports is that all the statements of Modi about Pakistan are just electioneering tactics. Once he assumes the seat in New Delhi, he would become another Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Both Modi and Vajpayee come from the similar political background. They had their beginnings in RSS and rose to prominence using anti-muslim and anti-Pakistan sentiments. This is where the similarities end.

Unlike Vajpayee, Modi is a hardliner, a true believer in the cause of Hindu Tava. In addition, unlike Vajpayee, Modi has a reputation of being harsh in his public life. His reputation is that of a hard nose street punk who become the CM of one of the toughest states of India.

In my opinion, Modi will give Pakistan a hard time on all issues ranging from water distribution to Kashmir. He will make sure that Islamabad would have to revise its India Doctrine.

Modi is poised to bring a new India. The question is Whether Pakistan is ready to change to face this India.

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Zafar Iqbal

Zafar Iqbal

Zafar Iqbal is Contributing Editor of Awaz e Pakistan. He strongly believes in the power of words and words represent ideas that cannot be suppressed.
Zafar Iqbal



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