PM Modi emulates Vajpayee, risks talks with Pakistan

Mohan

Senator (1k+ posts)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken a huge political risk in setting up a dialogue process with Islamabad without the latter cogently addressing New Delhis red lines on cross-border terrorism.

There was no immediate confirmation whether he did any ground-work for a broad political consensus hed need at home for the dialogue. But his Congress predecessor, Dr Manmohan Singh, had advised him at their meeting last month to keep channels open with Islamabad irrespective of the state of play in bilateral ties.

Regardless of its domestic political fall-out for the BJP -- that used terror emanating from Pakistan to so gainfully propound religio-military nationalism in the 2014 polls -- Modis surprise initiative is an acceptance of the limited value of the no-dialogue stance that was tried and abandoned by his predecessor AB Vajpayee. The Ufa joint statement is reminiscent, in fact, of Vajpayees April 2003 hand of friendship speech in Srinagar after having declared aar ya paar ki ladai (fight to the finish) in the wake of the December 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament.

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Vajpayee predicated his peace overture on the reality of Pakistan being Indias next door neighbour. Both sides should decide that they have to live together, he said, exhorting Islamabad to deliver on its promise of ending support to cross-border terrorism. The failure of his diplomacy of a threatened war (that never materialized) could make the former Premier see the indispensability of dialogue.

A detailed cost-benefit analysis of its coercive posturing in military and diplomatic terms had made the NDA-I order withdrawal of troops in October 2002 without firing a single shot on the tensed up borders. Besides the diplomatic loss of face, New Delhi was poorer, as per published reports, by a whopping Rs 8000 crore spent on sustaining half a million troops for ten months in eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the Pakistanis.

In contrast, Vajpayees hand of friendship grabbed rich diplomatic dividends. Meeting on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Islamabad in January 2004, he could extract from Pervez Musharraf a commitment to prevent the use of territories under Pakistans control for terrorism directed at India.

The wheel has since come a full circle with Modi agreeing on the sidelines of the SCO meet to visit Pakistan for the 2016 SAARC summit. But much would depend on the outcome in the interregnum, of engagements delineated in the joint statement.
Leaving aside the easier said than accomplished intent to expedite the Mumbai attack trial in Pakistan, the centre-piece of the fresh Indo-Pak resolve are the talks on terrorism between the two national security advisors and the proposed meetings between Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) and chiefs of the BSF and Pakistan rangers.

The second set of meetings are aimed at keeping the borders tranquil as a necessary pre-requisite for building a climate conducive for talks on other outstanding issues. But before his officials set up substantive negotiating tables with Islamabad, the PM himself would need to do some talking with the Opposition and his own party colleagues to explain the policy shift. To make reason work with right-wing hotheads would be for him a task as difficult as talking to Pakistan.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/analy...sks-talks-with-pakistan/article1-1367842.aspx
 
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GeoG

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
If there can be any agreement between India and Pakistan
it will only be when BJP in power in India and military ruling Pakistan

so Mohan Je, don't worry, nothing is going to happen
It will be Guftan, Nishastan, Barkhastan ...
 

modern.fakir

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
He is not "emulating" out of love, but rather because he is left with no other options BUT to engage Pakistan because of our upcoming Economic Potential and an EVEN greater "Energy" potential that is up and coming with the inclusion of Pakistan in the SCO :biggthumpup:

Even India's friend RUSSIA understands this now.

All their hidden agenda's are slowly but surely BIting the dust !![hilar][hilar] ...with India now left in between a Broken marriage with Russia and a sour Relationship with a rough Boyfriend in the US [hilar][hilar]
 

Mohan

Senator (1k+ posts)
If there can be any agreement between India and Pakistan
it will only be when BJP in power in India and military ruling Pakistan

so Mohan Je, don't worry, nothing is going to happen
It will be Guftan, Nishastan, Barkhastan ...

I don't have any hope either! Poor Modi, he takes risk but should not takes it with pakistan.Rahil Shrif will take over soon.
 
This comment of yours has truly disappointed the

SHUKRIYA RAHEEL SHAREEF lot

They would take an offense on not seeing power in hands of SHareef Sherrif


If there can be any agreement between India and Pakistan
it will only be when BJP in power in India and military ruling Pakistan

so Mohan Je, don't worry, nothing is going to happen
It will be Guftan, Nishastan, Barkhastan ...
 

jeelu

Minister (2k+ posts)
Lol he barked all he could n then realised this is all he could do and so he is back to his senses
 

GeoG

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I don't have any hope either! Poor Modi, he takes risk but should not takes it with pakistan.Rahil Shrif will take over soon.

This may be your wishful thinking as politically week NS stands better chances of completing his term
because he will simply not try to take assertive stand in any of foreign affairs matter
With demise of PPP he is likely to get further weaker so RS can operate without being seen a PM house ...
 

Mohan

Senator (1k+ posts)
This may be your wishful thinking as politically week NS stands better chances of completing his term
because he will simply not try to take assertive stand in any of foreign affairs matter
With demise of PPP he is likely to get further weaker so RS can operate without being seen a PM house ...

In fact, RS is running the show in Pakistan today so Indian is not very interested in Talk with NS as he is not decision maker.
 

GeoG

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
In fact, RS is running the show in Pakistan today so Indian is not very interested in Talk with NS as he is not decision maker.

India knows very well
Who was real decision maker, who is decision maker and who will be decision maker
just like we know Congress could never decide on this matter, it will always be BJP ...



 

Taimur.javed

Senator (1k+ posts)
Who gives an F about what the India thinks? They have overly inflated opinion of themselves and their opinion are not worth more than toilet paper, and since we don't use TP, therefore their opinions don't have even that much value.