Pak PM Sharif’s talks offer: What are India’s choices?
- India needs a foot in the door in Pakistan to take advantage of the resentment seen among both the masses and the elites against Pak’s benefactors, the US and China.
Earlier, this week, Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in an interview aired on Pakistan’s state-run TV called for his Indian counterpart to join him for “serious and sincere talks to resolve our burning issues, like Kashmir". If anyone had any illusions that Pakistan’s leadership was turning a new leaf, they would be dispelled soon by a statement from Sharif's office after the interview was telecast that declared that such talks could happen only if India restored the constitutional provisions in Jammu and Kashmir that were revoked in 2019.
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