Congress is becoming a laughing stock in Punjab with CM Charanjit Channi and party chief Navjot Sidhu slugging it out over CM’s chair post-elections. It’s bad optics and worse politics. The Gandhis looking the other way shows depth of the leadership crisis in Congress. Capt. Amarinder Singh must feel vindicated.
Pakistan’s new security policy shows trade can trump conflicts. Even with India
Pakistan’s new national security policy underlines the economic benefit of resolving conflicts with India. Predictably, it includes polemic on Kashmir, but shows realism growing in Islamabad. India and Pakistan may not find middle ground on Kashmir, but can still move trade, ease movement, and end costly, pointless face-offs like Siachen.