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The Charade With India

India waits and watches as Pakistan sends a missive to restart talks

The Charade With India
The Charade With India
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IT’S the same story all over again. As soon as the government changed hands in Islamabad, caretaker Prime Minister Malik Meraj Khalid wasted little time in making the customary announcement that his government was trying to create a suitable atmosphere for restarting the stalled dialogue with India on Kashmir.

At his first press conference after taking over, he made it clear that "we are not at war with India" and his government was taking steps to reopen the dialogue with New Delhi, adding, however, that Pakistan’s stand on Kashmir is unchanged.

The Indian response was nothing new either. It welcomed the Pakistani announcement and said it, too, was willing to start the dialogue, but was still waiting for Pakistan’s response to Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda’s letter, sent soon after he became Prime Minister—a missive Benazir Bhutto never replied to. As usual, the two countries are running around in circles. Significantly, Khalid referred only to talks on Kashmir, which is the Pakistani agenda. India,...

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