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...