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Through a window,many parts of Pakistan has risen to six,authorities said on Monday The epicentre of yesterday’s quake that lasted 10-15seconds was in the border region of Afghanistan and Tajikistanin the Hindu Kush mountains at a depth of 236 kilometres Five people died in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province whileone died in Diamer area of Gilgit-Baltistan region officialssaid while28 people were injured in Peshawar Volunteers transport a man to a hospital injured from an earthquake in Peshawar AP The quake was also felt in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) In capital city Islamabad terrified residents fled theirhomes in panic and were seen praying in the public Pakistani authorities said the earthquake measured 71 onthe Richter scale However the United States Geological Survey (USGS)measured the earthquake at 66 magnitude putting theepicentre at a depth of 210 kilometres near Ashkasham inAfghanistan close to Chitral near the Pak-Afghan border The quake was the strongest since a powerful75-magnitude quake rocked parts of Pakistan and AfghanistaninOctober 2015 killing almost 400 people and destroyingthousands of home in the rugged mountainous border regions ofthe two countries Written by Raja Menon | Published: September 6 2014 12:56 am India needs to respond either practically or by signalling (Source: PTI) Related News Five years after the nuclear tests India published its doctrine which spoke of “no first use” minimum credible deterrence and implied a massive retaliatory strike if attacked with nuclear weapons Although Pakistan’s doctrine is still unwritten there is no ambiguity in New Delhi that Pakistan intends its nuclear arsenal to deter India’s conventional forces by nuclear first use Since 1998 there have been three Indo-Pak crises in what might be called a nuclear environment They are the Kargil conflict the post-Parliament attack mobilisation and the attack on Mumbai in 2008 It was however Operation Parakram after the Parliament attack scenario that led to much theorising on the salience of nuclear weapons The inability to mobilise the Indian army’s strike corps quickly enough led to talk of a “cold start” as a possible course of punitive action Although cause and effect can only be speculated upon Pakistan in 2012 deployed short-range nuclear-tipped missiles that could be used as battlefield nuclear weapons Between 2002 when Operation Parakram was executed and 2012 an argument has been conducted in a shadowboxing kind of manner between India and Pakistan The Indians have held that Pakistan’s ongoing strategy of abetting terrorism in India will lead to reprisal using India’s conventional superiority and Pakistan’s nuclear weapons will not deter it Delhi and the three Indian armed forces did nothing however to implement any change in strategy or hardware to execute this punitive reprisal apart from what had already been designed for a regular state-to-state conflict Words such as “war below the nuclear threshold” “space for conventional war below the nuclear threshold” and “full spectrum deterrence to close the threshold gap” were used Normally countries that rely on nuclear deterrence resort to what is called “nuclear signalling” to convey nuclear intentions to the other side Signalling should over time create stability thereby avoiding nuclear crises In South Asia Pakistan has resorted to more and not always measured nuclear signalling while India has been over-reticent in conveying nuclear intentions The result is that there is deep nuclear instability in the Indo-Pak relationship which unfortunately resembles no other bilateral nuclear relationship of the Cold War There are no precedents to go by particularly in the use of terrorists by Pakistan as an instrument of state policy along with nuclear weapons The result is that there is a tactical imperative on India to resort to a conventional punitive strike which in a stable nuclear environment would be hazardous A couple of army chiefs who declared that India has the ability to wage a conventional war below the nuclear threshold were silenced by an obstructive defence minister signalling Indian confusion to the Pakistanis Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons (TNWs) have been seen by India as a signal that the window for a conventional strike has been closed thereby boxing India in between terror and TNWs India needs to respond either practically or by signalling The establishment has so far preferred to do nothing implying that India’s nuclear doctrine is meant to perpetually signal its intentions of massive nuclear retaliation The BJP manifesto speaks of “revisiting” the nuclear doctrine This is eminently sensible after 16 years because the circumstances have altered What options does India have The first is to adhere to the existing doctrine and signal that intention as India’s response to Pakistan’s changed inventory It is important that India disregard Pakistan’s nuclear threshold in its determination to punish it for a major terror strike by resorting to an overland armoured strike This option is better than doing nothing because a reinforced nuclear signal is sent that we consider the doctrine to be adequate against Pakistan’s TNWs A second option is to remove all references to “massive” substituting it with “punitive” This is of huge consequence First it reinforces India’s intention to punish terror with conventional war Second it deters the use of TNWs at the perceived nuclear threshold to fight “past” it Third it signals the readiness to fight an escalatory nuclear war and therefore the threat not to go there The second option certainly has advantages over the first A third option is to signal readiness to punish terror by “means not necessarily limited to army action” This option requires much homework by the navy and air force which have to provide better answers than normal attritional warfare War-gaming is called for The government should also hasten the setting up of a long-overdue strong special operations command A fourth option is to threaten to fight “through” TNWs by overtly preparing to fight an armoured battle “through” a nuclear attack which incidentally has already been gamed by the Americans as producing negligible tank casualties Appropriate nuclear signalling is also required So getting out of the box is not difficult with many options available to India in facing simultaneous threats from terror and TNWs The writer a former rear admiral in the navy is author of ‘A Nuclear Strategy for India’ For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Wali Ahmad | New Delhi | Updated: July 12 2016 7:44 pm Priyanka Gandhi hasn’t campaigned outside Amethi and Rai Bareli Related News After the Lok Sabha debacle in 2014 the Congress party is struggling to revive its fortunes Its dismal performance has continued in the subsequent state elections as well Since 2014 the party has lost power in Delhi Haryana Assam and Kerala Bihar also failed to provide any reprieve Hoping to ride on CPM’s cadre base in West Bengal the Congress entered into an alliance with the Left party It was a historic coming together of the two parties but the alliance failed to halt the Mamata wave in the state The one common thread that has run through these elections – Lok Sabha and Assembly elections – is the consistent demand for an effective leader who can steer the Congress out of this existential crisis With Rahul Gandhi’s elevation as party president now only a matter of time the Uttar Pradesh elections will be a decisive factor on how the party improves its sagging fortune in the future This is in this context that clamour for making Priyanka Gandhi the party’s face in poll-bound UP has gained currency in the Congress Last month election strategist Prashant Kishor who was instrumental in Narendra Modi’s historic 2014 election victory was reported to have asked the Congress to bring in Priyanka to campaign across Uttar Pradesh Though Priyanka has handled election campaigns for her mother Sonia and brother Rahul she has never ventured out of Amethi and Rae Bareli Just months away from the crucial elections in the state the Congress seems to have ceded to the demand of Kishor Now there are reports that she will campaign for the party across the state in the upcoming elections Senior Congress leader and general secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad has also favoured Priyanka Gandhi campaigning outside Amethi and Rae Bareli for the state Assembly elections next year “I do hope that she will definitely campaign in some other places as per time available to her” he has said Incidentally Priyanka met Azad on Tuesday Priyanka Gandhi There has been overwhelming demand in the party as well that Priyanka pitch along Rahul Gandhi during the Uttar Pradesh election campaign Party leaders believe her presence will bode well for the Congress which doesn’t have a face to project in UP In the 2014 General Elections the Congress managed to win just two seats – of Rahul and Sonia And the party has been out of power in UP since 1989 It has lost substantial vote share to BSP SP and BJP after the emergence of Mandal and Mandir politics If Priyanka manages to pull a victory from here the Congress will be in the reckoning to become a powerful opposition at the Centre But can Priyanka go against the tide Only time will put that speculation to rest For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsSamajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh’s shocking remarks on rape where he called it a mistake and tried to dismiss it saying it was just ‘boys will be boys who made mistakes’ has caused massive outrage One of those who has offered his response was the father of the Delhi gangrape victim In hisreaction to Mulayam’s statement he said "If a gang of people rapes a woman it is not a mistake. it is a crime Mulayam Singh considers himself a prime ministerial candidate If people at such position speak like this what will our nation come to" Yadav had said in a Moradabad rally "Boy and girl develop differences later on in the relationship when that happens the girl goes on gives a statement saying that she was raped. Now those three have been sentenced to death.Kya rape main phansi di jayegi (Will you hand out death sentences in rape).Ladke hain galti ho jati hai (they are boys they make mistakes) This kind of law should be changed and we will do that" Not just the Delhi gangrape victim’s father but social activists have also condemned Mulayam Singh Yadav’s statement Social activist Kiran Bedi said "These statements call for total boycott of such a political leader People should be asked to vote out such people completely That is exactly the reason when such people in power do not deliver and society as a whole feels insecure This statement is against the society and it is spreading lawlessness" Ranjana Kumari a noted activist on women’s rights said "Women of the country should not vote for his party whether it is in UP or somewhere else and he should be boycotted as a politician because he not only made these comments but also worked to stop women’s reservation bill" Mulayam Singh Yadav in this file photo PTI She also said that the EC should take cognisance of Mulayam’s statement and an FIR must be lodged against him for "calling rape a small mistake is directly encouraging rape" Noted lawyer Vrinda Grover said Mulayam was using the law to attack women’s rights "Death penalty is an alibi for Mulayam Singh to attack the new law that recognises the integrity of woman’s body Right from the beginning he and his party were creating impediments in the way of stringent laws to protect women His utterances support the view that women have no rights over their body and they are something of a plaything for males" Grover said She said the former chief minister’s utterances show how far behind he was of the present day youth "It is incumbent upon the youth to ensure he is defeated in the election" she added Eminent Supreme Court counsel Kamini Jaiswal called it "unfortunate and insensitive" "What Mulayam Singh has said is both ‘unfortunate and insensitive’ It is unfortunate that this was coming from a politician who is aspiring to be the prime minister of the country and his party having a national presence in the country’s polity" said Jaiswal "There are many who are not in favour of death sentence but it could not be used as a pretext to assail the law that secures the safety and security of women" she said With inputs from IANS and PTI New Delhi: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday asked BJP not to indulge in "arm-twisting" tactics and be "insensitive" while "bulldozing" its way on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad told BJP not to ‘bulldoze’ regional parties Reuters "The way BJP is bulldozing itself on regional parties in Jammu and Kashmir and that’s just being insensitive towards the mandate and people of Jammu and Kashmir" Azad who is leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha told reporters in New Delhi "The tall claims made by the BJP about the popular vote is negated by the fact that it has been rejected by two divisions of the state – Kashmir and Ladakh – which has not returned a single MLA of that party" he said The senior Congress leader said that his party had made an offer to the PDP for its support and the ball was in its court "We have not asked anything in return from PDP Mufti (Mohammed Sayeed) is a seasoned politician and I hope he will take a right decision at right time" he said He reminded that in 2002 government formation had taken 22 days "There is still time left for the present Assembly to expire so there is no need to hurry" he said Azad also asked BJP to refrain from polarisation of states like Jammu and Kashmir Punjab and in the northeast "These states are sensitive – religious as well as geographical wise It took 67 years for people in Kashmir to digest Congress policies Does BJP think that it will be acceptable to Kashmiris overnight That’s what I call being insensitive" he said BJP should refrain from becoming like "Alexander who wanted to conquer the entire world and rather step aside and focus on better government in the country than pursuing its perceived goal of saffronisation of the country" he said Asked about talks taking place between BJP and PDP Azad said he would not like to comment on media reports but reiterated his statement that if National Conference or PDP joins BJP they will be "obliterated from the political scene of the Kashmir Valley" To a question about the dilemma on part of the PDP that if it doesn’t tie up with BJP it may end up facing acute fund crunch Azad laughed and said "We live in a democracy and such things are only figment of imagination" PTIIslamabad: in Vadodara on Tuesday. said recently.

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