There’s nothing new in it as this has been the very strategy of Pakistan against India from the days this country came into existence. What happened at the border resulting into merciless killing of the two Jawans in the hands of Pakistani’s army the other day should be enough to put the Government of India on an alert, but what is sadly happening is that there is no such inkling as such. The mother and wife of Hemraj, one of the two martyrs, from Mathura are unconscious as a result of their hunger strike for several days demanding at least his head back, and it is just a pity that none of the dignitaries from the Central Government or the State Government of Uttar Pradesh thought it proper to attend his funeral to boost up the morale of the bereaved family. In the case of the other martyr, Sudhakar Singh, from Madhya Pradesh, however, the Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, personally attended his funeral giving him the best possible honour he could. Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, is as silent in the matter as always and there is no sort of any reaction from his side till now. For him, the case of the two martyrs, Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh, is as good a case as any normal casualty in some locality. There is a proposal that both the martyrs be awarded some befitting honour on coming 26th January, but the Government doesn’t seem much serious about it for the reasons that the Defence Ministry is having some reservations in this respect. What could be the reservations on so vital a matter like this is beyond any comprehension. There are some who opine that Pakistan having been inclined to a Brigadier level talk in the matter is a good sign. This is just absurd. There have been innumerable rounds of talks between India and Pakistan including those at the Prime Ministerial level in the past and it is in the know of all as to what were the results till date. The whole country in a way appears to be in peril. Some positive action with some duly spelt out strategies, and not mere talks, can mean any thing.