Pakistan defeated India in war of information, admits Indian ex-general
LONDON (92 News) – Indian Lt Gen (retd) Ata Hasnain, former Corps Commander Northern Command, has admitted that Pakistan won the war of information.
Addressing a British think-tank at Institute of Strategic Studies on Thursday, he said that the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) had defeated India in the information field.
“We learnt from the ISPR how to play with information,” he said. “The period of a traditional war is over. It is the era of a hybrid war which uses the media as the biggest tool.”
The Indian former general was of the view everyone knows about the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), but no one knows about the ISPR.
“The ISPR estranged the Kashmiris from the Indian Army with an excellent strategy. In addition, it distanced the Indian nation from its army,” observed Indian Lt Gen (retd) Ata Hasnain.
He was of the view that funerals being taken out in Occupied Kashmir are a result of an increase in militancy. “Independence is resounding in the entire Occupied Kashmir. The use of power is not a solution to the Kashmir issue,” he said.
He said that the Kashmiris are taking up the arms due to the faulty policies of the Indian government.
Indian Lt Gen (retd) Ata Hasnain said that there was strong possibility of the Pulwama incident in Occupied Kashmir if blasts could occur in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.