By Dr. K.N. Pandita
Defence Secretary Robert Gates said it bluntly — something outside normal Washington-Islamabad diplomatic parlance. Does it mark US’ frustration with her ally in war on terrorism or a lollypop to New Delhi interlocutors?
Obama’s Af-Pak diplomacy seems to have ebbed after India refused to accept envoy Holbrook’s extended role. With that the nagging pressure on New Delhi for a breakthrough in Kashmir logjam got partially defused.
Close on the heels of all this comes India’s reiteration of no meaningful bilateral talks with Pakistan unless she dismantled terrorist structure on her soil. Continue Reading…