Thursday, 5 September 2019

6September - Day that reshaped Pakistan




6 September 1965 was the day which was the catalyst to fully turn Pakistan into a 'security state' instead of a social welfare state.


Pakistan lost all wars against India, but our fake patriotism demands us to celebrate the stupidity & irresponsibility of power-hungry Generals instead of holding them responsible for these 
failures.

Operation Gibraltar was executed by Pakistani army to try and bring some traction to the Kashmir cause by infiltration in IOK and force India to the conference table without provoking general war.

Pakistani establishment wasn't prepared for the war, didn't anticipate Indian forces to cross the Wagah Border and start a full-blown war.

This miscalculation resulted in heavy fatalities near BRB Canal (Barki region) where Major Aziz Bhatti was martyred in fierce fighting against Indian army.

Operation Gibraltar due to two major assumptions Pakistani army made

1) Establishment based this Operation to be use the resentment element on the ground and turn it into a full-fledged armed revolt against India in Kashmir
2) Second assumption was that India will never risk starting all-out war.

Both assumptions made by Pakistani army proved to be wrong

Both assumptions were proven wrong when on #6September India attacked Pakistan across the international border without a warning or a declaration of war in retaliation of Operation Gibraltar.

This war further gave birth to in-house Mujahideen groups like Laskhar-e-Tayyaba & Jaish e Muhammad. It pretty much became part of Pakistan's covert foreign policy fully managed by establishment of the country till Musharraf rose to power and banned all these groups.


Operation Gibraltar was a failure and 6 September should have been the day to analyse & learn from our mistakes. Instead, it became the day our country became a hostage to military quarters, since 1965 war all our foreign policy decisions were taken by establishment of the country and civilian rulers were only used as a cover. 



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