India and Pakistan on the brink?
Sultan M Hali
2/7/2011

 

The latest Op-Ed in the “Washington Post” by David Ignatius with the same title sans the question mark is based on value judgment, without delving deeper into the facts. The “informed” author laments the “politically coming apart” of India’s neighbour Pakistan and comments that Indian leaders insist with a tone of resignation that there’s nothing they can do about it. He states that starting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, top Indian officials know that their booming democracy is endangered by the growing chaos across the border. They say that they’re willing to revive back-channel negotiations with Islamabad to resolve the long festering problem of Kashmir. They favor confidence-building measures to reduce the risk of war between these two nuclear-armed nations.

The latest Op-Ed in the “Washington Post” by David Ignatius with the same title sans the question mark is based on value judgment, without delving deeper into the facts. The “informed” author laments the “politically coming apart” of India’s neighbour Pakistan and comments that Indian leaders insist with a tone of resignation that there’s nothing they can do about it. He states that starting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, top Indian officials know that their booming democracy is endangered by the growing chaos across the border. They say that they’re willing to revive back-channel negotiations with Islamabad to resolve the long festering problem of Kashmir. They favor confidence-building measures to reduce the risk of war between these two nuclear-armed nations.