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Prepare For Long-Term Antagonism From Pakistan

R Jagannathan in the DNA on Manmohan Singh's statement on Balochistan:

The real issue is this: by talking about an open book, we are taking a moral position instead of being driven purely by the country's long-term interests. And this has been true for us since the time of Gandhi and Nehru. Manmohan Singh is only the latest leader in a long line of people to believe that somewhere, sometime, Pakistanis will want peace as much as we do.

They won't. There are several reasons why there won't be real peace in our time. One is a civilisational issue. The second is ideological. And the third has to do with geopolitics.

More here: Neither War Nor Peace

Also see Brahma Chellaney's typical hardnosed analysis in the same newspaper which adds,  "Wishful thinking has long hobbled Indian foreign policy. Now, in the glaring absence of holistic, institutionalised decision-making, prayers are being added to the wishes.

Prepare For Long-Term Antagonism From Pakistan
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R Jagannathan in the DNA on Manmohan Singh's statement on Balochistan:

The real issue is this: by talking about an open book, we are taking a moral position instead of being driven purely by the country's long-term interests. And this has been true for us since the time of Gandhi and Nehru. Manmohan Singh is only the latest leader in a long line of people to believe that somewhere, sometime, Pakistanis will want peace as much as we do.

They won't. There are several reasons why there won't be real peace in our time. One is a civilisational issue. The second is ideological. And the third has to do with geopolitics.

More here: Neither War Nor Peace

Also see Brahma Chellaney's typical hardnosed analysis in the same newspaper which adds,  "Wishful thinking has long hobbled Indian foreign policy. Now, in the glaring absence of holistic, institutionalised decision-making, prayers are being added to the wishes.

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