The India-Pakistan talks to open a special Kartarpur corridor is yet another example of the now-familiar pattern of schizophrenia in the ties. Engagement is a good idea, but so soon after Pulwama and Balakot, it sends mixed signals and raises doubts about Modi government’s tough policy on terror and Pakistan.
India’s N-agreement with US only a reminder of New Delhi’s failure
The India-US agreement to build six nuclear power plants in India is a mere reiteration of an old commitment. India has made little progress a decade after the landmark civil nuclear agreement was signed. The new pact is a reminder of India’s failure to capitalise on a historic strategic victory.
China wants to hurt India. It’s obvious
India has reason to be upset with China for again blocking the UN move to designate JeM’s Masood Azhar a global terrorist. The Modi government’s engagement with Beijing hasn’t been a smooth ride but that can’t excuse the brazen protection of a terrorist. Obviously, Beijing wants to hurt New Delhi.
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