India’s stop-go, stop-go approach to Pakistan is not working. Every time we think about holding talks with them, some incident occurs which forces us to cancel the same.
We saw this recently when, in response to Imran Khan’s call for talks, India agreed to one where the two foreign ministers, Sushma Swaraj from our side and Shah Mehmood Qureshi from theirs, would meet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly last month. But following “two deeply disturbing developments”, including the inhuman killings of security personnel by Pakistan-based entities and the release of postage stamps on slain terrorist Burhan Wani, we cancelled the talks.
This led to Imran Khan making intemperate remarks about the PM. He tweeted: “Disappointed at the arrogant and negative response by India to my call for resumption of the peace dialogue. However, all my life I have come across small men occupying big offices who do not have the vision to see the larger picture.” Read More