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Quick Edit | Yes, Prime Minister

Quick Edit | Yes, Prime Minister
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First Published: Tue, Nov 09 2010. 12 07 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Nov 09 2010. 12 07 AM IST
It must be tempting for the Indian foreign establishment to gloat over the diplomatic slight they managed after US President Barack Obama ticked off Pakistan for providing a haven to terrorists and not doing enough to bring the perpetrators of 26/11 to book.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, however, nixed any such ideas by pre-emptively offering a resumption of talks with Pakistan. This was more than mere grandstanding. It was a recognition of the basic truth that India’s continued prosperity is presaged on a stable and tension-free South Asia.
The Prime Minister’s response should mitigate the slight that Pakistan would have felt after its long-time ally came out in the open against it. Hopefully,?India’s?western neighbour will get over it and take up the Prime Minister on his offer.
It is a moment for Pakistan to seize and kick-start the nation-building process.
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First Published: Tue, Nov 09 2010. 12 07 AM IST