04 December, 2020

Through A Spyglass

A warily hopeful Pakistan considers life beside a Modi-led India

Nirala Tripathi
Through A Spyglass

Questions In Pakistan

  • BJP’s track record in pursuing ties with Pakistan is good, but the Modi phenomenon is fully understood here
  • The Manmohan Singh-led UPA, despite promises of improving ties, was reluctant to adopt necessary policies
  • Will a new Indian government expand the Composite Dialogue beyond the present narrative of 26/11?
  • Will the ‘Gujarat Model’ lead to further Muslim/Pakistan-bashing or to a stress on economic development?
  • Can a BJP government make concessions to Pakistan as well as garner domestic support for such policies?


The Pakistani street has taken notice—the neigbour is election-bound. The first signifier has been the augmented levels of bashing the old bugbear—Pakistan—by the front-runner. It has the average Pakistani appalled and bemused, especially since its own poll-bound leaders had advocated peaceful, enhanced ties with India.

While a BJP government is remembered...



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