‘India fears Pakistan’


NEW DELHI: The new secret diplomatic cables exposed by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealed that the US was not happy with India’s response to Pakistan over 2001 parliament attack.
The 3,038 cables sent from the US embassy in New Delhi to Washington have exposed that India was not willing to attack Pakistan even after 2008 Mumbai attacks.
The cables sent from the US embassy said India commenced ‘Cold Start’, a military doctrine developed by Armed Forces, which involves joint operations between army, navy, and air force, after 2001 parliament attack but the army was not able to execute it properly.
The cables sent by US Ambassador to India Timothy Roemor on February 16, 2010 said, “Indian forces could have significant problems consolidating initial gains due to logistical difficulties and slow reinforcement.” US cables also expressed that “India is always worried about the nuclear weapons of Pakistan”.
Even though India never confirmed the Cold Start doctrine, US officials described it as, “In order to avoid the Indian Army’s slow and lumbering military mobilisation process and preserve the element of surprise in attack, Cold Start attacks could begin within 72 hours after the attack order has been given…”
The cables also added that Pakistan was not worried at all about India’s Cold Start doctrine.