In 2014, PM Modi had famously claimed at a poll rally in Uttar Pradesh that a “56 inch chest” can solve problems faced by the country.
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“All of India’s efforts to forge global relations have proved futile as no country actually backed India over the Uri attacks. Global leaders did mere lip service of condemning the terror attacks but the BJP’s social media cell took some other meaning out of it and went boasting how Pakistan has been isolated over the issue,” an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said.
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The Sena also said that Islamic organisations are openly backing Pakistan and even Indonesia is offering Pakistan defence equipment. It added that even Nepal wants to maintain good relations with it.
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“Pakistan has already declared war against India. They have shed blood of our soldiers right from Pathankot to Uri while we are only gloating by issuing threats to Pakistan. Mere words won’t work now. It is time to give them a tit for tat reply,” it added.
“I think it is too late for a military response. Any element of surprise that might have existed is long gone. At this stage all that India can do is try and diplomatically isolate Pakistan. Even this strategy will be difficult as the world is preoccupied with a host of other crises,” Ganguly, director, Centre on American and Global Security at Indiana University, said.