The problem with Pakistan
Pakistan is not India’s problem, but if it continues to insidiously irritate India, India too can play hard ball
Frankly, this endless Pakistan business, toing-and-froing, statements and counter-statements, the shouting on the news channels, gets on my nerves, especially phrases like confidence-building measures, cultural diplomacy, people to people contact, etc. Haven’t we seen enough of these meaningless ideas and efforts? Not for a moment am I implying that our politicians and diplomats and opinion leaders who speak of these things are not sincere in their commitment to having good neighbourly relationships. In fact, having good relations with Pakistan, or at least a quietly neutral arrangement, is the rational and correct objective.
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