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Pakistan Won’t Cooperate with India – WSJ.com


if the U.S. wishes to bolster its growing relationship with India and demonstrate its seriousness in combating the global jihadi menace, it needs to call Pakistan’s bluff. Only sustained American pressure designed to induce Pakistan to dismantle what Indian security analysts refer to as “the infrastructure of terror” will produce the right outcome.

Without this U.S. pressure, Pakistan and India will continue the same diplomatic dance that they’ve been doing for years, to little effect. The victims of the Mumbai bombings, and the city’s terrified residents, deserve better. (via Pakistan Won’t Cooperate with India – WSJ.com).

This is what is called analysis – when it comes to India. The closing argument is the ‘victims (of another country) deserve better’ is unlikely to make any Government in the world lift a finger. Such analysis is what creating environmental damage – trees are cut down, paper is made and such swill is printed.

The Indian Government must move – and prepare the world to move with it. India(ns) cannot depend on the goodwill of the Pakistani Government to take actions against the terrorists based on Pakistani soil. Or US pressure.

Real ideas, anyone?

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  1. galeo rhinus
    December 7, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    The US cannot be wished away as an implicit mediator – simply because they exert financial control over Pak.

    India – MUST take a leadership position. All American dealings with Pak – MUST be implicitly approved by India.

    Unless, the Government of India, specifically, its prime-minister, its foreign minister and its defense minister show a concerted ownership, this will simply become America’s “problem” followed by America’s “solution.”

    Looking helpless around for solution simply shows the lack of confidence you have in the current government.

    It is only this criticism that can make India’s democracy a better functioning one. Criticizing the bureaucracy, while important, simply forces the Elected Officials to makes changes to the bureaucracy.

    Again (as I have in other posts) – I urge you to be critical of the role of the present Indian Government, especially the three functions that I mention above.

  2. December 9, 2008 at 11:24 am

    India – MUST take a leadership position. All American dealings with Pak – MUST be implicitly approved by India.

    This is something that the Indian Government must believe it can achieve – and it must have the tools to achieve this. My favorite analogy – Indian cricket. They just ensured the return of British players to India. The way Indian Cricket Board uses its clout to further the causes of Indian (and Asian Cricket) is worthy of emulation by the Indian Government.

    Unless, the Government of India, specifically, its prime-minister, its foreign minister and its defense minister show a concerted ownership, this will simply become America’s “problem” followed by America’s “solution.”

    This may just about come to pass – and the American solution will be tempered by a American interests – like someone wrote on my blog at Newsvine.

    Again (as I have in other posts) – I urge you to be critical of the role of the present Indian Government, especially the three functions that I mention above.

    I thought this entire post was criticism of the Indian Government – and a call for action from the Indian Government in its totality. Of which the politicians, bureaucrats – and the voter himself is a part.

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