Although India has increasingly reached out to its overseas community, it has not yet considered the massive stock of South Asian diaspora as a composite entity with many shared interests.
In the wake of the attack on Pathankot, Washington must remember India-Pakistan ties improve when it refuses to intercede.
The idea of subcontinental unity has endured but its definition continues to be problematic.
Delhi’s entrenched pessimism on Pakistan is not in tune with the interests of a large number of political constituencies that want a more relaxed relationship between the two countries.
Modi’s surprise trip to Lahore is about lending political energy to the peace process at the highest level.
Few thought Prime Minister Modi would put religion and culture into the diplomatic mix with Pakistan. He has sprung a surprise.
India’s unfolding partnership with Japan allows Delhi to respond more effectively to China’s One Belt, One Road initiative.
Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe are betting that Japan and India can influence Asia’s strategic future by reclaiming regional leadership.
After the Bangkok breakthrough, Delhi has now established a direct line of communication with Pakistan’s army chief.
Whatever the outcome in Paris, this round marks an important shift in India’s climate diplomacy.