Although, the Indian Air Chief claims that these helicopters will be used by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in anti-Naxal operations in Chhatisgarh and Jharkhand, the real story is being hidden from Indian masses. Unconfirmed reports also suggest that these helicopters would be placed on Indo-Pak border. Few days back, Indian Cheetah helicopter, which was carrying an Indian Colonel, two Majors and a Junior Commissioned Officer, was forced landed after it violated Pakistan’s airspace in the Kargil sector. Later, they were allowed to fly back as good gesture.
Indian Air Force has accelerated its activities against Pakistan and has deployed two squadrons of Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircrafts at the Jodhpur Air Base, close to Pakistan’s Sindh province. An additional squadron has been earmarked for Halwara Air Base in Punjab. Test flights of Su-30MKI aircrafts are also being operated from the Leh Air Base. India has recently placed order for additional Russian Sukhois combat jets to bring the number of these jets to 272. India acquired six C-130J Super Hercules special operations aircraft from US’ Lockheed Martin this year, and has placed order for additional six C-130J aircrafts.
Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani was asked whether US troops could launch an attack on Pakistan before withdrawing from Afghanistan. His reply was simple: “Any such attack by US forces from across the Afghan border would prove 10 times harder than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” Pakistan is monitoring the situation. To counter Indian threat, Pakistan has alerted its forces.
Pakistan has already deployed nuclear-armed ballistic missiles on its borders. The missiles would provide a deterrent to the use of nuclear weapons by either Pakistan or any other country. No doubt, Pakistan’s strategic nuclear forces have acquired the desired edge. It is also prepared for nuclear, biological and chemical warfare. General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is visiting various garrisons to witness the functioning of Command and Control System (CCS). War is no solution to bring peace, but when it is imposed, it is the only option.