Comments on: In India and Pakistan talks, an intimately tangled web Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: pakistan Fri, 11 May 2012 22:09:29 +0000 Throughout history all aggressors have faced resistance from the natives of the land, which they occupied with military force. Neither India nor Israel are likely to be the exceptions and sooner or later the will of the people shall prevail and break the hold of the aggresors on muslims. This is the law of nature and the path to lasting peace and prosperity in the region. It is the destiny of Pakistan leaders to slip into the role that they did not opt for nor feel comfortable with it, but have no option to go against the will of people.

Rex Minor

By: DaraIndia Tue, 01 May 2012 06:17:39 +0000 Dear Ganesh Prasad,

It suits us Indians to keep calling Pakistan a non viable state on the verge of collapse. More so when the US moves on. There are many who have funded successive Pakistani regimes openly and clandestinely. Pakistan is neither going to break up nor go under, very few nations do.

Many analysts believe Hafiz Saeed when he says that attention will focus on Kashmir once the US leaves the area. Also most of these organisations are rich beyond measure through donations internationally. Let us not fool ourselves into complacency.

Pakistan is today buying a sort of peace on its eastern border because it is facing tremendous internal challenges and going through difficulties. The US, specially after its troops leave the area will buy insurance from Pakistan to safeguard its security. The US has only two solutions to a problem, either throw missiles at iyt or throw money. It has enough of both and Pakistan knows how to squeeze and exploit weaknesses and security concerns. Once that happens it will be back to business as usual.

While welcoming any thaw in Indo Pak relations, I have my own misgivings. A 45 min lunch meeting, a visit to a shrine and the Pak Army Chief talking of peace in Siachen for a day are not enough proof of a change of heart of the Pak ‘establishment’. Till the Jihadi camps cease and there is tangible movement on the 26/11 trials in Pakistan I will remain most skeptical about there being meaningful progress or a change of heart.

By: 007XX Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:42:14 +0000 @Ganesh
“Even an ideologically-fuelled jihad needs money to organise, and Pakistan is broke.”

I disagree for following two reasons:
1. Allah told Muslims to not produce, sell or consume alcohol BUT no such direction exists for cocane and other such drugs which are even more disastrous than alcohol.
2. Pakistan has nukes to sell to every tom dick harry and make money thereof.

By: prasadgc Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:02:12 +0000 When the Afghan war is over, the US has no more need to maintain its economic lifeline to Pakistan. Can anyone explain how a non-viable state will then cause trouble to India in Kashmir? Even an ideologically-fuelled jihad needs money to organise, and Pakistan is broke.

Ganesh Prasad

By: KPSingh01 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:13:43 +0000 Narendra Modi is popular in his home state of Gujerat. His fiefdom ends there. Every state has its own iconic politician and political dynasty. When it comes to national election, no one party is able to get absolute majority in Indian politics. Regional parties have begun to have strong clout and issues are addressed according to the wishes of different coalition partners. This diminishes the chances for Modi to reach the top of the national government. His BJP party itself is not prominent everywhere across the nation and has to share the bench with others with diametrically opposite ideologies. Even Rahul Gandhi from the iconic Nehru dynasty is unable to gain popularity these days. Indian politics has changed over the years. It is incorrect to view it through a myopic lens of Pakistan. Indian politics is not Pakistan-centric. If Indian politicians raise anti-Pakistan rhetoric during elections, they will lose their election deposits. People want to hear the politicians addressing their needs – prices, jobs etc. If Pakistan has to fill the heads of the people during an election, something dramatic has to happen that affects all the people – something destructive. Pakistan itself has inched up towards democracy. It is highly unlikely that they will suddenly drop a nuke in India or stage another Mumbai attack on Indian soil. Such an incidence might whip up national sentiments. But that does not gurantee a certain victory in Indian elections. Narendra Modi will get to live like a king in his home state. But that’s about it.