WILL THERE BE AN INDO – PAK WAR SOON?
NEW DELHI : It is speculated that Indo-Pak relations are very tense .The western border of India is sensitive with LOC violations for the past few weeks .The war of words between politicians and media has reached it’s peak .World leaders are suggesting caution and restraints to both the countries .
It is a fact that neither of the country can afford a war .But there are hawks on both sides .They are hysterical .Business and trade circles on both sides apprehend that any war or major military conflicts may have adverse effect on the economy .Business and trade in both the countries is facing slowdown .There are efforts to retrieve economy .
But now , suddenly , fear of war has dampened the spirit of business community in both countries .
In the meanwhile , a Pakistani minister A. Rashid Shaikh predicted that Pakistan may wage a full fledge war with India in October or November .It is hard to predict if major powers like US , Saudi Arabia or others will allow a major war between two countries ? Their vast economic interest including investment worth billion of dollars in both countries may be jeopardized in case of full scale of war .
But given the situation , experts opine that possibility some major Kargil type conflicts can not be rejected either .