This multilateral international pressure on Pakistan forced it to wage a half-hearted war on terror.
To avenge the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, India conducted an aerial strike at a terror training centre in Balakot of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on February 26 last year (2019).
In a landmark decision to bring in reforms in higher defence management in the country, the government approved the creation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) in the rank of a four-star General with salary and perquisites equivalent to a Service Chief.
On Saturday, Pakistan targeted Shahpur and Kirni sectors, while a day earlier it fired mortars and small arms for nearly an hour in the Balakot sector.
This comes days after Army Chief Bipin Rawat said that the JeM camp in Balakot, that was bombed by the IAF in February, has been reactivated and about 500 infiltrators were waiting to infiltrate into India.
The Army chief further said that Pakistan is carrying out ceasefire violations to push terrorists into the Indian territory, adding that the Army is alert and will ensure that maximum infiltration bids are foiled.
Over 50 film titles pertaining to the historical move- Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019 that approved the resolution to revoke Article 370 from the state-have been registered at various Hindi film bodies.
The post-Balakot militaristic underpinning of its electoral campaign paid rich dividends for the BJP/NDA in the recent polls, but the much-hyped success of that air-strike in “enemy” territory had minimal impact on those controlling the government’s purse-strings.