There is a lot to cover and I could go on for an hour covering it all but instead here it is in 15 minutes. Things are on edge around the world.
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New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The Indian Navy has deployed almost all of its operational warships and submarines in the Indian Ocean Region, following the flare-ups with China on the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh. The agressive deployment of Navy’s fleet has been “registered” by China, news agency PTI reported while citing top defence sources.
Similar to what India did at the time of Kargil war, the government has reportedly adopted a multi-pronged approach which involves Navy, Air Force, and Indian Army in tandem. The strategic deployment is also complemented by the economic and diplomatic measures being put into place to send out a “clear message” to China against its misadventure in Eastern Ladakh.
How the current steps are similar to the ones taken during Kargil war
During the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan, Indian Navy launched ‘Operation Talwar’ in order to strategically pressurise the Pakistanis. Navy deployed its fleet of thirty warships in the Arabian sea, barely 13 nautical miles from Karachi harbour, while directly challenging Pakistan’s trade channels going up to their Karachi port. Soon after, Pakistani army stopped supplying more manpower to the posts of battles in Kargil, and Indian victory ensued.
The current deployment of Indian Navy is mostly concentrated near the Malacca strait at the south of Andamans, one of the world’s busiest trade routes and the point of most strategic importance to the Chinese outside the South China sea. Like Karachi harbour was kept under close observation in 1999 by the Indian Navy, Malacca strait too remains under strict observation of Indian Navy as of present.
You can watch/listen to my video update on the situation below.
The civil unrest around the world continues to grow in spite of government attempts at crackdowns. In some cases it has to do with religion and freedom (India), in others it has to do with pensions, money and immigration policies like in France. The Bible also talks about the “distress of nations” in Luke 21:25 and then Matthew 24:7 discusses “nations rising against nations, kingdoms against kingdoms”. Let’s take a look at one today, India.
India just passed a “Citizenship Amendment Act” and chaos has ensued. It has gotten so bad that India has banned protests across the entire nation (good luck enforcing that). This act is considered discriminatory against Muslims and for good reason. Here is how it works.
“CAA is a measure that the Modi government passed into law last Wednesday that allows amnesty to only non-Muslim illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The result of the controversial new citizenship law considered by many to be discriminatory against Muslims led to violent protest late last week and through the weekend.
Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, and Parsis from the three eligible countries can now receive citizenship if they have illegally entered India though Muslims from the same countries cannot. In spite of the government crackdowns the protests are expected to continue. Source Zero Hedge .
The Kashmir Region is another trouble spot for India and has been under a lock down since August 5th when the internet was cut off along with cellphones and landlines. While some landlines and mobile services have resumed, internet access remains cut off in the region. The authorities say it’s necessary move in order to ensure security in the region.
The shutdown, which entered its 134th day Monday, is now the longest ever imposed in a democracy, according to Access Now, an international advocacy group that tracks Internet suspensions. Only authoritarian regimes such as China and Myanmar have cut off the Internet for longer.
And as always the Indian and Pakistani armies stand facing off against each other along the Line of Control separating the two nations in Kashmir. This is a region where the military buildup continues as 2 nuclear powers face off. This latest citizenship move could be the spark that sets it all off. Hopefully cooler heads will prevail but it appears Modi wants a war to deflect from his problems at home (economy etc). Time will tell and probably soon. I will keep my eyes on things as always.