After the horrific attack by terrorists on the convoy of CRPF soldiers, the Indian government has taken these five essential steps to isolate Pakistan completely from the world and to eradicate terrorism. In this terrorist attack around 40, CRPF soldiers were martyred and this attack was carried out by Pakistan based terrorist organization Jaish e Mohammad.
Here are the five crucial steps were taken by the Indian government to completely isolate Pakistan –
Increased Custom Duty
India has increased customs duty on items imported from Pakistan with immediate effect by 200%. The two main items being imported from Pakistan are fruits and cement. So far, 30-50% on fruit and 7.5% customs duty was charged on cement. India imports $ 488 million from Pakistan in 2017-18, while exported $ 1.92 billion. Before that, the trade between the two countries was $ 2.27 billion in 2016-17. India mainly exports 137 items, including tomatoes, sugar, tea, oil, petroleum products, cotton, tires, and rubber.
Strip MFN Status
In protest against the Pulwama terror attack, India has stripped the status of the most preferred country in trade with Pakistan (Most Favored Nation). Pakistan, which is already facing some serious financial crisis, may get a big setback to this decision by India. Earlier, India had given Pakistan the Most Favored Nation status in 1996. Based on the World Trade Organization and International Trade rules, the status of the Most Favored Nation is given. The country which receives this status assures that it will not be harmed in the business. Even after the Uri attack, India had indicated to Pakistan to withdraw MFN status. However later the Central Government continued it. Pak never gave India the status of MFN.
Restrict Water Share
In a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Central Government has decided that it will not allow Pakistan to get the share of waters from major Indian rivers like Ravi, Sutlej and Vyas rivers. Other projects including construction of dams have been approved for this. Nitin Gadkari has informed in a tweet that India will construct damns on these three rivers. The government has decided to bring the water in the Yamuna and it will have a good water level of Yamuna. According to Jaitley, the project will be completed by the Punjab government and the central government will provide assistance of Rs 485.38 crore. This will provide irrigation water to five thousand hectares in Punjab and 32,173 hectares of land in Jammu and Kashmir.
Withdrawn Security from Separatist Leaders
Rajnath Singh, who went on a visit to Jammu and Kashmir, without mentioning the Hurriyat Conference and separatist leaders of Jammu and Kashmir, had said that government security of those who seek financial support from Pakistan and ISI will be withdrawn. The Home Minister had said that there are some anti-social elements which are joining hands with border terror organizations, terror forces, and ISI. They are also involved in terrorist conspiracies. According to the order, all the security and vehicles provided to the separatists will be withdrawn by Sunday evening. No security, protection or cover will be provided under any excuse, them or any other separatists. If they have any other facilities provided by the government, they will be withdrawn immediately. Officials said that if any other separatists who have security or facilities, the police will also review it.
Indian Air Force entered Pakistan and demolished Jaish-e-Mohammed’s camps. According to Indian Air Force sources, on February 26 at 12.30 am 12 Mirage 2000 Indian fighter jets crossed the LoC and targeted terrorist camps and completely destroyed it. Earlier, Pakistani military spokesman Major General Asif Gafoor claimed that the Indian Air Force violated the LoC.
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