2-day conference of FANS concludes

Participants posing for group photograph on conclusion of 2-day FANS conference at Jammu on Sunday.
Participants posing for group photograph on conclusion of 2-day FANS conference at Jammu on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Jan 19: The two -day International conference organised by Forum for Awareness of National Security (FANS) Jammu chapter on “Geo-Strategic Implications of Emerging Fault Lines in Pakistan” concluded here today.
On the second day the third session of the conference was chaired by Dr Sudershan Kumar former DG DRDO.
He started the session with introduction to the topic “Terrorism as State Policy of Political Coercion”. He said that the world is still confused about the definition of terrorism but its genesis lie in three layers. First are the production centers, second is the indoctrination by fundamentalists and third is the input from Madrassas.
Lt Gen (retd) K J Singh in his address said that every country has a physical boundary but Pakistan has appointed itself as a self appointed guardian of Islam which means it wants to extend its influence beyond boundaries which is problematic. Pakistan started the policy of terrorism as a State policy right from 1947 when it used Kabaylis as raiders to take over Kashmir.
Sheshadri Chari the another speaker explained much of what is existing inside Pakistan. He said that there is an ideological background to today’s topic which is the changing geo political situation in the area. The geo politics of an area is always dynamic. For last 100 to 150 years there has been an political impact on geography of this area. After 2nd world war the biggest event was the breakup of USSR.
He said division of India and Pak will not stand the test of time and “I predict that both will one day unite”, he added.
Lastly there was question answer session in which delegates were asked to remove their doubts.
Vinay Singh Sambyal vice president JK chapter of FANS ended the session by singing a song on Baluchistan.
Thereafter a valedictory function was held where Maj Gen SK Sharma addressed the delegates to summarize the activities over two days.
Indresh Kumar in his address reminded the delegates about how Netaji Subhash Chander Bose unfurled the first flag of independent India at Andaman and Nicobar islands which will now be renamed as Shaheed Samrat Dweep Samooh. This is the history which has been overlooked by the previous Governments because Congress did not like Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. Similarly there is a Teen Murti Chowk in Delhi.
He said it is linked to Israeli independence where 900 Indians liberated Haifa from Ottoman Empire control. This is celebrated as Indo- Israeli friendship day at Delhi every year. He said “we all have to resolve to live up to these memorable and glorious pages of history today and in future also”. This two days conference was organised under the guidance of Maj Gen. (retd) S.K.Sharma, president FANS and team comprising of Lalit Aggrawal, Prem Sadotra, Gourav Jamwal, Dinesh Gupta, Opinder Sharma, Deepa Sharma, Rahul Sadotra and others.