Pakistan’s recent almost desperate overtures to India to resume talks and normalise India-Pakistan relations have a situational gamble behind them. To his credit, Imran Khan has been at it for fairly long, almost immediately after his election.
He issued statements that it would only be under the BJP dispensation that relations would improve and difficult decisions taken to normalise the relationship.
When Pakistan virtually gifted national security as the agenda for India’s recent general election by refusing to rein in the so-called friendly terror groups, it had sounded the death knell of any contemplated normalisation anytime too soon in the future.
Pulwama and then Balakote ensured that India’s general election was contested with national security as one of the core issues. It threw up an even stronger BJP back to power. Read More