India and Pakistan, both countries have escalated tensions in the Asian region. For the first time, India has taken an aggressive stand against its neighbour because of its actions.
India after a long wait and patience has taken a bold step to tackle the cross-border terrorism. Indian Prime Minister firmly stated that any action that challenges Indian integrity and security will be given a fitting reply.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed his concern over the prevailing situation in this part of the world. As a step to defuse the tensions, he has proposed to mediate if needed or accepted by both the countries.
After Uri’s terrorist’s attack in India and the lack of reaction from Pakistan has clearly proved the amount of interest in maintaining the peace in this region. Though there were enough proofs submitted to Pak by India regarding the attack, it did not respond positively.
Even after the Uri incident, Pakistan continued to raise the internal matters of India like Kashmir issue internationally. India in return has replied back strongly on the same dais. Keeping Pakistan’s behavior in view India has decided to go for surgical strikes along LoC in PoK.
After such a reaction from India, Pakistan lost international support and help. US and Russia have backed India’s operations against terrorists. In an attempt to gain international confidence, Pakistan has approached UN and asked for interference. As a result, the statement of UN General Secretary has proposed the peace talks.
India, on the other hand clearly expressed that no peace talks can take place at this junction. For any dialogue, Pakistan should prove its commitment to destroy terrorist activities on its land. There is a strong message from India to tackle any situation without compromising its interests.
Security Council mandate given in resolution 307 of 1971, the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) observes and reports on ceasefire violations along and across the Line of Control and the working boundary between the South Asian neighbors in Jammu and Kashmir. India till date has maintained its commitment towards peace and the UNMOGIP guidelines.