Attempts to transform India-Pakistan relations are intensely complex endeavours, subject to political, cultural, social, economic and partisan dogmas. Our leaders have tried on several occasions but failed. Perhaps the new democratic leadership in Pakistan may signal a latent opportunity.
One could argue that 70 years since the bloody partition is a long enough time to objectively look back to look ahead, to help transform the regressive narrative through positive catalytic projects.
One such catalytic project is medical tourism that meets most if not all attributes of what could be transformative for bilateral relations.
A catalytic project is one that can activate a positive social coalition in both countries, release structural drivers and translate discourse into action. Read More