In a significant speech by the NSA chief and mastermind of the surgical strikes and the Balakot air strikes, Ajit Doval has made it clear that India is not done with its work after Balakot. He discussed the question of what needs to be done and then assured that India’s political and military leadership was both capable and courageous to do whatever was necessary.
“What should we do? What should be our way, our aim and our response and time to respond? The country’s leadership is both capable and courageous to (do) that,” Doval said. (source)
He reminded everyone that the country has not forgotten and will not forget the Pulwama terror attack.
Doval is a serious person with lots of work and knowledge of the security situations. So, when he says something, it is to send messages that the intended audience – ISI in this case – will get perfectly. Part of the whole deal in warfare is to not just hit someone but also bring them to their knees as well as sow doubts in them about their own capabilities.
That is what Doval is doing here. The time, action and place – are all unknown. The only certainty is that there will be a hit. To fully avenge Pulwama. If anyone thought Pulwama is a closed file, they are mistaken. In Doval’s eyes, it is unfinished business.