Crossfire War – India Army States 4,000-5,000 Militants Ready to Invade Kashmir

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Crossfire War – Rapid Fire News – South Asia Theatre: Tehran – Beijing – Islamabad Watch – Tehran – Beijing – Riyadh – Kabul – Tashkent – Katmandu – Dhaka – Islamabad/Srinagar – Arunachal Pradesh – Bengal – Delhi; India Army States 4,000-5,000 Well Trained Islamic Militants Ready to Enter Kashmir; Two Israel Fighter Jets Penetrate Lebanon Air Space

Night Watch: SRINAGAR – Fayaz Wani of NewsBlaze reports according to the India Army perhaps as many as 5,000 well trained Islamic militants in Pakistan or in the part of Kashmir controlled by Pakistan are ready to attempt infiltration into India.

If successful, it would definitely turn the low level fourth war between the two governments (since 1947) into a full scale conflict. The current Islamic uprising began in November 1989 and is supported by Tehran-Islamabad. Two other governments, Beijing-Riyadh are also ready to enter. During the mid-1980s the House of Saud purchased from China 50-60 intermediate range CSS-2 ballistic missiles that have a range of 2,500 miles (4,000 km), the purchase was mentioned by Reuters on Feb. 15, 2004 and several years previously by Proceedings magazine of the U.S. Naval Institute.

Beijing-Riyadh have said the warheads are conventional, but Riyadh has refused Washington permission to have the missiles inspected. There is a small nuclear warhead, I believe designated W-88, that could be on the missile. November last year China’s Ambassador to India stated publicly northeast India-Arunachal Pradesh is Chinese territory. Delhi rejected his statement but in December China-Pakistan had joint maneuvers west of Kashmir. [NEWSBLAZE]

This past February Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf presented Tehran his offensive “Action Plan” and it was Musharraf in 1999 who planned and led the Kargil Probe that caught Delhi by surprise. Tehran held offensive maneuvers all over Iran nearly all of last year signalling their readiness to enter the war against the second most important enemy of the Jihad, the most important being the West, the Islamic world’s main international rival. China played a leading role in arming Islamic countries with nuclear – ballistic missile technology, or sent it though Pyongyang, because Beijing knew if Iran and the Jihad are successful then three of China’s rivals will become weaker, the West-India-Russia. September is the best month for war to begin in South Asia due to the end of the monsoon season.

India’s General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Army Command Lieutenant-General H S Panag stated the militants will attempt to attack Indian army and police forces. “The strength of soldiers at sensitive positions along the frontiers with Pakistan has been increased to thwart any bid by militants to infiltrate into Kashmir.” He added, “…infilitration bids have registered a slight increase during the last eight months of this year as compared to the corresponding period last year.” I suspect some of the Central Asia warlords in Uzbekistan-Afghanistan may also invade India through their historical invasion route the Khyber Pass. There are also Islamic Jihad units in Bangladesh who are waiting to join the war.

Please keep in mind not all bombs and missiles are going to work. Nothing works as well as advertised, some will miss, others will be duds. Some of course will work.

Beirut – Xinhua reports two fighter planes from the Israel Air Force (IAF) have just penetrated Lebanon’s air space in an obvious attempt to monitor Hezbollah and the Lebanon Army positions in the south of the country. The planes were over the country between 10:00 am – 11:30 am in the regions of; Kafr Kalla, Shakka and Hermil. 12,000 European units serving under UNIFIL are also in the area. There has been no word if Lebanon fired on the aircraft. [XINHUA]

Willard Payne is an international affairs analyst who specializes in International Relations. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a concentration in East-West Trade and East-West Industrial Cooperation, he has been providing incisive analysis to NewsBlaze. He is the author of Imagery: The Day Before.