It is important for the PM to shut his ears to the tweets of the hawks, and stay the course on Pakistan.
What Dulat does not mention is that Khan, on one of his trips to India, had breakfast with then prime minister Manmohan Singh at Race Course Road.
Sharif’s mango diplomacy comes in the backdrop of a row between two countries over ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and International Border in which both sides have suffered casualties.
The MEA’s attitude towards the talks by the two heads of government is interesting.
Delhi has responded sensibly to Pakistani provocations, showing leadership from the top.
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“Would love and respect if the leaders of Indo-Pak Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif see ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ because love for children is above all boundaries,” says Salman Khan.
Attacking Centre over its handling of Pakistan issue, Anand Sharma said, “Keeping in mind what has happened, we can say that there are no guidelines, no clear plans to engage with Pakistan on issues.”
The SCO summit, welcoming India and Pakistan as full members, was indeed a good place to restart the dialogue.
Pakistan and India are joined together by shared crises. Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif would rather trade than fight a war.
Since NSA Ajit K Doval is the top man in the Indian intelligence and security establishment, he is best placed to lead the talks.
Sources told The Sunday Express that the idea of having an NSA-level dialogue mechanism was first suggested by Sharif in May 2014 when he had come for Modi’s swearing-in ceremony.
The US has also hailed among other things the decision of the two countries to revive their stalled dialogue and to accelerate the trial in the Mumbai 26/11 attack case.
The statement issued by the two sides stated that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz will meet in New Delhi to discuss all issues connected to terrorism.
Pakistan’s army chief and PM are challenging dangerous narratives that haunt and hobble the country.
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