Pakistan On A War Path Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India And Suspends Trade

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Pakistan On A War Path Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India And Suspends Trade

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In further deterioration of relations between India and Pakistan, on August 7th, after a National Security Committee, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan announced several movements that downgrade diplomatic ties between the countries.

The meeting was attended by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Hayat, Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa, Naval Chief Admiral Zafar Mehmood Abbasi, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, ISI Director-General Lt Gen Faiz Hameed and other officials.

Notably, Pakistan announced that it would call its high commissioner back from India and expel the Indian envoy to Pakistan. Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood confirmed the news to local media.

“We will call back our ambassador from Delhi and send back their” envoy, foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi announced in televised comments.

Furthermore, Pakistan announced that it would suspend all trade to India. India said it would continue its suspension of trade which has been in effect since the February 14th Pulwama attack.

Pakistan On A War Path Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India And Suspends Trade

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In brief, the Pakistan statement said the following actions would be undertaken after the National Security Committee on August 7th:

  • Downgrade diplomatic relations with India.
  • Suspend bilateral trade with India.
  • Review bilateral arrangements.
  • Take the matter to the United Nations, including the Security Council.
  • Announced that the Pakistani Independence Day (August 14th) will be “observed in solidarity with brave Kashmiris and their just struggle for their right of self-determination”. It also announced that August 15th will be observed as Black Day.

Former Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid commented on the development, saying that Pakistan’s decision will not impact India. “No impact of Pakistan decision on India. It is a short-sighted decision, which is going to affect them badly, not us,” he said.

New Delhi’s reaction to Pakistan’s  decision to downgrade relations expressed a sort of regret, but mostly condemnation and criticism.

“We have seen reports that Pakistan has decided to take certain unilateral actions in respect to its bilateral relations with India. This includes the downgrading of our diplomatic relations.  The intention behind these measures is obviously to present an alarming picture to the world of our bilateral ties. The reasons cited by Pakistan are not supported by facts on the ground.”

In addition, Pakistan announced that it closed three air routes (out of nine) for Indian carriers.

“The major route which we use for our long-haul flights are still open and hence the impact is not much right now but we have got initial inputs that the remaining air routes will be shut.

“The impact will be huge as flying time for our ultra-long-haul flights using Pakistani airspace would increase by 2-3 hours,” a senior Air India official told IANS.

India’s response was somewhat mild, simply saying that it “regretted” Pakistan’s actions.

Pakistan On A War Path Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India And Suspends Trade

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It urged Pakistan to review them so that normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved.

“The recent developments pertaining to Article 370 are entirely the internal affair of India. The Constitution of India was, is and will always be a sovereign matter. Seeking to interfere in that jurisdiction by invoking an alarmist vision of the region will never succeed,” a government statement said.

It further attempted to shift part of the blame on Pakistan, for “utilizing sentiment to carry out cross-border terrorism.”

“It is not surprising that such developmental initiatives that could address any disaffection in Jammu and Kashmir should be negatively perceived in Pakistan, which has utilized such sentiments to justify its cross-border terrorism,” New Delhi said.

Finally, the Indian government said that it had carefully considered the action, and wanted to take it at a moment when it would be most amicable.

“Recent decisions by the Government and Parliament of India are driven by a commitment to extend to Jammu and Kashmir opportunities for development that were earlier denied by a temporary provision in the Constitution. Its impact would also result in the removal of gender and socio-economic discrimination.  It is also expected to result in an upswing of economic activity and improvement in the livelihood prospects of all people of Jammu and Kashmir.”

Regardless, a sort of witch hunt appears to be taking place in Kashmir and Jammu.

Security agencies have arrested over 100 people, including political leaders and activists, as they were considered a threat to peace and tranquility in the Kashmir valley, officials said on Wednesday.

“Over 100 political leaders and activists have been arrested in the Valley so far,” an anonymous senior official of the Jammu and Kashmir administration was quoted as saying. No details were provided, so it may simply be a rumor, but there have been other reports of officials being arrested.

Malaysia pitched in the issue, with a statement from Prime Minister Manathir bin Mohammad, after receiving a phone call from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan. The Malaysian PM called for India to respect the relevant UNSC resolutions, and called on all stakeholders to maintain international peace and stability.

Pakistan On A War Path Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India And Suspends Trade

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The US urged Pakistan to refrain from any retaliatory aggression against India over the latter’s action on Jammu and Kashmir. Two Democratic Senators urged Pakistan to refrain from any “retaliatory aggression” against India and take “demonstrable action” against terrorist groups within its territory. Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Eliot Engel in a joint statement on August 7th also expressed concern over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.

“As the world’s largest democracy, India has an opportunity to demonstrate for all its citizens the importance of protecting and promoting equal rights, including freedom of assembly, access to information, and equal protections under the law. Transparency and political participation are the cornerstones of representative democracies, and we hope the Indian government will abide by these principles in Jammu and Kashmir. And at the same time Pakistan must refrain from any retaliatory aggression—including support for infiltrations across the Line of Control—and take demonstrable action against the terrorist infrastructure on Pakistan’s soil,” the statement read.

Currently, the escalation is happening in real time, there appears to be no threat of armed conflict, but Pakistan appears to be on a war path with all of its actions. This does not, however, mean that India is not preparing retaliatory actions, which simply have not yet been announced.

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  • AlexanderAmproz

    War produce only disasters and looser !

    • Zionism = EVIL

      The devious British arseholes created Pakistan to ruin India for good and sow the seeds of permanent conflict, just like the Zionist alien invasion of Palestine in 1948. No coincidence that India was partitioned with massive communal blood shed in 1947. Both are imperialist cancers.

      • klove and light

        spot on

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Interesting link…Know more news Adam Green

      https://youtu.be/54yb4wW_aPc

      • iosongasingsing

        Thanks, they say this in more and more.

  • Zionism = EVIL

    All of South Asia is an impoverished shithole, but India under the Zionist controlled scumbag Modi is pushing the limits of tolerance on the poor Kashmiris who are suffering the same Zionist style atrocities by Indian occupation forces. The Pakistanis and their corrupt ISI has been playing with Kashmiri lives and sometimes arm them and then they stop. Either help the poor people of Kashmir or shut the fuck up. India is weak, especially their pathetic airforce, the Pakistanis should goad India into an air war and then let loose their JF-17 Thunders and F-16 again and India would back off. Both have nukes so a full scale war is not on the cards. However, Pakistan needs to back the Kashmiri freedom fighters as India is acting too uppity for its own good and annexing Kashmir like Palestine.

    • Barba_Papa

      India and Pakistan went to war four times, and out of those four 2 were a bloody stalemate and 2 were Indian victories. India is a massive country with a better economy and a more stable political system. The Pakistani economy is not as good as that of India and the military has seized power so often its only a matter of time it will do so again. In a war of attrition my money is on India, even if the Pakistanis inflict 3:1 losses on the Indians. The idea that Pakistan can defeat India is as laughable as that Hitler could defeat the USSR. He came close, but we all knew how that ended.

      • Wolfgang Wolf

        PK cannot afford any long war.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        They both lose is the best proposition as we need birth control. India has more to lose as the dumbass Americunts want to prop it up as a “counter” to China. I as a young man spent some time with the PAF at their combat commanders school at Risalpur on T-37 Tweets, their airforce is first rate, much better than Indians. The last war they lost was 1971 and mostly due to Americunts backstabbing them. This time I think they are better prepared and will fight a draining asymmetrical war in Kashmir. China also controls 20% of Kashmir and has a dog in this fight. The Turkeys will back Pakistan.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Unity is strength !

      Divide to rule is the London Colonial Culture.

      A disaster for the humanity and the Planet,
      particularly for India and the Middle-East !

      Nazism, Zionism and WW1 & WW2 were instigated by the UK/US
      to destroy Russia, Germany and France their main competitors !

      India, Pakistan and the Middle-East have to reach Adulthood !

      After permanent Wars until 1515,
      Switzerland found the peace way, none Wars since then,
      but prosperity !
      The UK/US Warmongers NATO is a permanent danger for Europe
      and Switzerland !

      NB: Anglo-American Money Owners Organized World War II
      https://www.voltairenet.org/article187508.html

      by Valentin Katasonov

      To mark the 70th anniversary of the Victory against Nazism, we publish a study of Valentin Katasonov on financing of the NSDAP and the rearmament of the Third Reich. The author deals with new documents that confirm the organization of the Second World War by US and UK Bankers, covered by President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in the hope of destroying the USSR. This study raises new questions that will be addressed in a future article.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        That is how the Anglo-Zionist evil imperialists operate. Don’t forget they armed and supported “white Russian” counter-revolutionaries from 1917-1928 just to bleed USSR.

      • klove and light

        smart man.spot on.

      • Hasbara Hunter

        UNITY IS WHAT ELITES FEAR THE MOST

        • Zionism = EVIL

          The “elites” is the new Bilderberg Jew euphemism for Zionist parasites. Let’s face it Jew agenda is destruction of global society. An Americunt report today states that the young brainwashed “smart phone” generation is the dumbest and loneliest so far. The Jew agenda was to destroy the family unit and then start racist and gender wars.

          • Hasbara Hunter

            Yeah Destruction of Family…Destruction of Christians, Destruction of Nature (God’s Creation if you like)… Them ZioNazis should be Destroyed because it’s them or us…

            https://youtu.be/54yb4wW_aPc

    • Hasbara Hunter

      Every Nation has got its Pyramid…on top of that Pyramid is a Traitor…Bought & Paid for… Bad Leadership Corrupts The Pyramid….Chop the Head off the Snake…

    • Ronald

      The Maharaja of Kashmir took Kashmir into India because of Pakistani attacking back in 1947, and they haven’t stopped. While Pakistan has lusted after Kashmir for the last 70 years, it is Indian territory, and is defined as so by its own Constitution.
      The Zionists are backing their Wahhabi creations in Pakistan under whatever current General that is running their show at the moment.
      Your suggestion that the Indian Army behaves like the Israeli is false.

      • Zionism = EVIL

        Robert Fisk, the highly respected journalist has a good article in the Independent today as how the Zionist cum are fanning conflict between India and Pakistan.

        Robert Fisk: Israel playing a big role in India’s escalating conflict with Pakistan

        • Ronald

          Robert Fisk and myself have fundamental disagreements.
          If some nation buys Russian or American or Chinese or Israeli weapons or arms does not mean they are “friends”, only that they are on good enough terms to trade.
          Myanmar may have bought Israeli arms, but is much closer to China than Israel, and I’m not talking distance.
          Myanmar has its own problem with jihadists from Bangladesh financed by Kuwait.
          India also has bought Russian jets etc., that does not mean it is politically allied with them.
          Sorry I don’t buy Fisk’s argument that Israeli nationalism will ‘blend into Indian nationalism, or Myanmar.

  • Rodney Loder

    Modi has tanked the Indian economy by putting too many restrictions on India’s massive informal economic operations, that’s one reason Modi is seeking a confrontation with Pakistan, he’s trying to cover up his incompetent governance with a economic news black out.

    The other reason is that Modi knows Trump needs India in this fight with China, but I don’t think Trump will respond at the moment, Taiwan and Hong Kong are playing the same game.

  • klove and light

    the war was planned decades ago by the britsh elite…… please dont Forget 1600 beginning of british rule..first through east india Company later through direct british Government…the split india/Pakistan 15 aug. 1947 was carried out to Control both..Pakistan and india through the old freemason/jew saying “Divide and rule”….. same is applied to syria today(east/North)…or iraq (kurdisatn Region)or German (BRD and DDR)….. .. most Folks tend to Forget the british rule in india was one of the most brutal Colonial Regimes ever….ie. each time when People tried to rise up, severe punisments were given…..the britsh captured the Leaders of hundreds of villages and tie them up to the cannons with the back touching the cannons..and then “fire”…….very similar procedure is used in Palestine for decades….”divide and rule”….gaza one one side, west bank on the other..hamas on one side, Fatah(PLO)……

    • Hasbara Hunter

      The British Elite including Queen Elizabeth are ALL ZIONAZIS….

      • Zionism = EVIL

        and incestuous Rothschild pimps.

  • klove and light
  • Toronto Tonto

    More dinks that have been fighting since the dawn of time , Population control will be an issue .

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Jewy you vermin have been spreading conflicts far longer.