An extreme case of Oro-politics
Jawad Raza Khan
THE GROUND ZERO is under deep discussion since 139 officers and men of Pakistan Army have gone under more than a Km long and 80 feet high snow rock in Giari Sector on Siachien Glacier. Only a miracle can save anyone out of them but interestingly in the dynamics of media politics, Anti nationalists/ paid journalists who are having an affair with US and India and their hegemonic designs, who are criticizing Pakistan whole-heartedly without any break and who indeed are the greatest supporter of Amman Ki Asha are now taking a swift and a smart maneuver to misguide Pakistan yet another time. Unfortunately this time the issue is too hot to handle, sensitive and complex “The Siachien Glacier”. These sold out pseudo intellectuals are now demanding unilateral withdrawal of Pakistani forces from Siachien Glacier, confirming their exclusive working on an exclusive agenda. Global strategies are designed and executed when ripe properly and that is the reason now for Pakistani masses to educate themselves on this issue on war footing; otherwise we will again be faltering (Courtesy 46 million US dollars to Pakistani media).
America has always won a distinction in killing humans and environment, while setting examples leading to conflicts. Just to qualify the statement, the era of nuclear regimes was triggered by US after World War II with destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Here again, the glacier conflict between India and Pakistan was set off by US. For quantifying evidence we need to knock the doors of history with a little awareness about the term of Oro-Politics.
In modern usage Oro-Politics denotes the use and abuse of mountaineering sports for political and military purposes. The first Oro-political event was an ascent of Nanda Devi (Indo-China border) by joint Indo-US expeditions in the 1960s, basically to plant devices to monitor Chinese nuclear activity. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in cooperation with the Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) planned a climb of the peak to place a nuclear-powered telemetry relay listening on the summit of Nanda Devi. The device was designed to intercept telemetry signals from Chinese missile test launches in Xinjiang Province. Unfortunately for them, a massive snowstorm during the initial climb hit the expedition and the device was lost in an avalanche and, as so far known, has never been found. As a result of this activity, the Sanctuary was closed to climbing by foreign expeditions during much of the 1960s, and was not re-opened until 1974. This was the kick start of Oro-Politicism in the dominions of Indo-Pak conflict in mountains.
After having learnt the art of Oro-Politics from US by deploying their assets against China with them, the Indian think tank turned their attention towards the main foe “Pakistan”. Operation Meghdoot was then launched against Pakistan in 1984 which resulted in control of India on major chunk of Pakistan’s Siachien Glacier. The possession of Siachien Glacier can only be proved by referring it to the mountaineering history and records of Pakistani Tourism Department during 70s and 80s. During this period, several mountaineering expeditions applied to Pakistan to climb high peaks in the Siachen area. These expeditions arrived on the glacier with a permit obtained from the Government of Pakistan. For instance Teram Kangri I (7,465 m/24,491 ft) and Teram Kangri II (7,406 m/24,298 ft) were climbed in 1975 by a Japanese expedition led by H. Katayama, which approached through Pakistan via the Bilafond La Pakistani side of the line.
Just to add into, in 90s sports activity was shown in Arunachal Pradesh India, for ascent of Nyegyi Kangsang (7047 m) and the attempt on the nearby peak Kangto (7090 m), area was again located near India-China border. These were as much sporting activities as visible demonstrations of de facto control of India over terrain claimed by China. Yet another hit on Chinese claim, unsporting indeed, it was revealed later on that actual summit of Nyegyi Kangsang was not even reached, terribly against the norms of Mountaineering sports.
After putting the record straight and enlightening you with an extremely dangerous game of politics in mountains played by rivals of China and Pakistan, one need to understand the deeper strategy connected to all this.
Gaining foot hold on Siachien, can be safely termed as first phase of war designs launched by US-India-Israel Nexus. It is basically killing two sparrows with one arrow China and Pakistan using poor Indian soldiers as fuel (The Arrow). For every two days one Indian soldiers dies and India is spending five times more than Pakistan for maintaining troops on the Glacier.
The First Phase can also be termed as positioning of forces before the main to come (in case). What all the nexus is endeavouring to neutralize is Kashmir issue in case of Pakistan, while ensuring encirclement of China by cutting Pakistan from Karakorum Highway. In addition to this, while maintaining terrain superiority they will also be able to deny any space to China in Indian Ocean through Arabian Sea (The Gwadar Port).
Political aims can only be achieved when you have a perception supportive launching pad to sell it to the world. In this case US and India are far ahead of their respective counter parts especially Pakistan. With ingress of US and India in Pakistan’s media industry (SAFMA), Pakistan’s intellectual engine seems to have lost its orientation completely. On the other hand the main stream media is busy is disseminating themes injurious to Pakistan’s sovereignty, while keeping audience confused, ignorant and disorientated for times to come. The recent hue and cry in shape of articles like “Bring our Boys Back” are fueled to ensure health of political interests of enemies of Pakistan and can no way help Pakistan to exist with grace and honour. Here it is imperative to highlight that soldiers are trained and born to die let them fight it out we should be proud of them as they are safeguarding their own political and strategic interests.
The Black sheep’s must be spotted and dealt with effectively to ensure interests of Pakistan and its friend China with velocity and precision. I appeal the media managers of Pakistan (one not sold out) to take stalk of the circumstances before it’s too late. May Allah guide all of us in this crunch situation!