By K.N. Pandita – Foreign Secretary level talks between India and Pakistan in New Delhi are just concluded. What actually transpires between the parties in such high level talks is seldom made public. However, clues come in trickles and the entire gamut comes under focus sooner or later.
The process of bilateral talks on a number of outstanding issues between the two neighbours has been going on for a long time. Given the nature of their strained relations for so many decades, nothing startling is to be expected from these talks.
While the talks are on or off, Pakistani side cannot step out of Kashmir obsession. It is now habitual for them to reiterate that no progress in talks is possible unless Kashmir issue is resolved. “Resolving” Kashmir issue is Pakistan’s other way of saying that India should handover Kashmir to her.