06 December, 2020

A Sharp Twinge

Will Punjab be new front for Pak? An attack revives old fears.

Prabhjot Singh Gill
A Sharp Twinge
outlookindia.com
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Blow Hot, Blow Cold Tie

  • Narendra Modi invites Nawaz Sharif for his inauguration in May 2014
  • India calls off foreign secy-level talks with Pakistan in the wake of Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit’s decision to meet Hurriyat leaders in Delhi
  • Modi and Sharif meet in Ufa in July 2015, issue joint statement and agree to discuss issues of concern, but without mentioning Kashmir
  • Pakistan refuses to act on voice sample of 26/11 accused Lakhvi
  • Terror attack in Gurdaspur on July 27

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It has been nearly a week since three Pakistani militants—suspected to be Lashkar-e-Toiba fidayeen—sneaked via the river Ravi into Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, attacked a bus, killed three civilians, hijacked a car, drove it to the Dinanagar police station, gunned down four policemen, including a superintendent of police, and were themselves killed in a 10-hour gun battle with security...

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