From a grand strategic point of view it is in India’s national interest to help Pakistan resolve its terrorism puzzle. The diplomatic aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks is being handled by the Indian government in an inept manner.
Purposefully addressing the issue of terrorism in the region, and working to halt attacks against India in particular, are clearly in the wider strategic interest of the country and ought to be what the nation should strive towards. At best, however, all that India has managed to do is throw together a muddled ‘shaming campaign’ against Pakistan. India has missed the forest for the trees, and the world has watched it do that yet again. Dealing with Pakistan and its myriad actors in times of tension and crisis demands a more superior level of political imagination and diplomatic manoeuvring than what the Government of India has demonstrated thus far.Read More »26/11 and India’s Pakistan dilemma