Indo-Pak Dialogue – Who Pulled The Plug?

Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi, Abdul Basit’s April 7, 2016 reply to a question regarding the meeting of the Foreign Secretaries that, “There is no meeting scheduled for now. I think at present the peace process is suspended”, has led to a major analysis of “whodunit”. Most commentators have pointed out to the Pakistan Army as being the ‘culprits’ for calling off the talks while others, including the Pak Foreign Office and now the Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz, have been quick to assert that ‘suspended’ does not mean (more…)


Pakistan & ‘evidence’: what India must learn from inaction against Lal Masjid

We are all aware of how tardily Pakistan has dealt with the evidence that India has given on the Mumbai attacks. Of how the 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was released due to ‘lack of evidence”, as was Lashkar-e-Tayyeba supremo Hafiz Saeed.

Some would like to believe there is a difference in the case of the Pathankot attacks, that there is (more…)