"it is time for an informal visit by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Islamabad without linking it to any solution to any of the contentious issues."
Manmohan Singh is very good in keeping contentions issues at arm's length.
BTW, I have never understood the urge to "resolve" issues between India and Pak. Every such urge has resulted in India making concessions while getting nothing in return.
What is wrong with the status quo? The only wrong I see is PoK. If we can get that back, fine. Since that is not going to happen any time soon, why bother with the rest?
Everytime we have pushed for a "solution", the problem has gotten only worse. It is time to cry halt and do nothing.
People to People contact has become Terrroist to terroist contact. Indo- Pak Friendship never existed or will exist in Future.Dr BR Ambedkar declared it long back.Between any peace talks or Cease Fire Time Paksiatn went on improving military power even at the expens eof its development and welfare of the people. AA Zardari's visit ha sno significance.This Fellow has no minimum vocie in Paksiatn.H ehas no people's good will like Benazir Bhutto.even.THis UPA Government has compromised with both internal and external securiities.India must always be ready for a War.
"Any toning down of past Indian demands on terrorism will not be acceptable to Indian public opinion."
This is based on the assumption that Indian public do care about these things. I have not seen any evidence to substantiate this assumption.
Just curious. Where is the candle light crowd these days? Every India-Pak meeting used to send this crowd into orgasms. I understand Kuldip Nayyar is not well and may be excused. What about the rest-including Vinod Mehta and co?
Mr. Raman, What is this talk of 'Rigid mindset' about terrorism?Terrorism perpeterated by Pak is a monstrous problem being faced by Indian everyday.It is a bitter truth.What is there to talk to Pak except TERRORISM.
By the way please shed your 'Rigid mindset" about your Roti,Kapda & Makaan,You will know the reality within one day.
Mr Nasar Ahmed from Karikkudi writes that RSS is behind the problems between India and Pakistan! Dr Manmohan Singh, a Sikh and Sonia Gandhi, of Italian origin married into a Kashmiri-Parsee family - Feroze Gandhi, Sonia's father-in-law, was a Parsee - are being controlled by RSS. Mr Ahmed, you must be joking!!
I completely agree with Mr.Nasar. RSS is behind every problem in this pathetic sanghi world !
RSS is the thorn in the normalization of relations between Pakistan and India.As long as Kashmir problems simmer they can continue to fool and rule India.This being the case how come the knicker wallah Mr Raman writes about normalization!
Pakistan is reaching out to India due to a complex interplay of domestic and international factors. There is good reason to believe that the army is fully conscious of the constraints and compulsions that make continued hostility to India counterproductive. A visit by the PM, structured and projected in a manner that does not raise unrealistic expectations, would appear to be an idea whose time has come.
Mr B Raman, I think , misreads the fundamentalist and dishonest to the core Pakistani state, as fashioned and controlled by Pak army/ISI. Its against the self-interest of the ideology and personal fortunes of Pak army to have peace with India or to dilute the 65 years of degenerate and lieful propoganda. You need to read the history books and Islamic studes book as taught in Pakistan today, full of diatribe and hateful propoganda against Hindus, to have a sense about the character and nature of the Pak army ruled state. Pakistani website Tribune just last week carried excerpts from the horribly lieful propoganda to incite hate against Hindus and India carried in Pak history books. Any engagement, will be met with deceit
We at Outlookindia.com welcome feedback and your comments, including scathing criticism
1. Scathing, passionate, even angry critiques are welcome, but please do not indulge in abuse and invective. Our Primary concern is to keep the debate civil. We urge our users to try and express their disagreements without being disagreeable. Personal attacks are not welcome. No ad hominem please.
2. Please do not post the same message again and again in the same or different threads
3. Please keep your responses confined to the subject matter of the article you are responding to. Please note that our comments section is not a general free-for-all but for feedback to articles/blogs posted on the site
4. Our endeavour is to keep these forums unmoderated and unexpurgated. But if any of the above three conditions are violated, we reserve the right to delete any comment that we deem objectionable and also to withdraw posting privileges from the abuser. Please also note that hate-speech is punishable by law and in extreme circumstances, we may be forced to take legal action by tracing the IP addresses of the poster.
5. If someone is being abusive or personal, or generally being a troll or a flame-baiter, please do not descend to their level. The best response to such posters is to ignore them and send us a message at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT
6. Please do not copy and paste copyrighted material. If you do think that an article elsewhere has relevance to the point you wish to make, please only quote what is considered fair-use and provide a link to the article under question.
7. There is no particular outlookindia.com line on any subject. The views expressed in our opinion section are those of the author concerned and not that of all of outlookindia.com or all its authors.
8. Please also note that you are solely responsible for the comments posted by you on the site. The comments could be deleted or edited entirely at our discretion if we find them objectionable. However, the mere fact of their existence on our site does not mean that we necessarily approve of their contents. In short, the onus of responsibility for the comments remains solely with the authors thereof. Outlookindia.com or any of its group publications, may, however, retains the right to publish any of these comments, with or without editing, in any medium whatsoever. It is therefore in your own interest to be careful before posting.
9.Outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for how any search engine -- such as Google, Bing etc -- caches or displays these comments. Please note that you are solely responsible for posting these comments and it is a privilege being granted to our registered users which can be withdrawn in case of abuse. To reiterate:
a. Comments once posted can only be deleted at the discretion of outlookindia.com
b. The comments reflect the views of the authors and not of outlookindia.com
c. outlookindia.com is not responsible in any manner whatsoever for the way search engines cache or display these comments
d. Please therefore take due caution before you post any comments as your words could potentially be used against you
10. We have an online thread for our comments policy:
You are welcome to post your suggestions here or in case you have a specific issue, to directly email us at Mail AT outlookindia DOT com with the subject header COMPLAINT