Few thought Prime Minister Modi would put religion and culture into the diplomatic mix with Pakistan. He has sprung a surprise.
After the Bangkok breakthrough, Delhi has now established a direct line of communication with Pakistan’s army chief.
India needs to think with its head rather than its gut to exploit opportunities in the U.S.-Pakistan nuclear negotiations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s impressive outreach to India's neighbors has seen some unfortunate stumbles, including in the Maldives, Nepal, and Pakistan.
Although a negotiated U.S.-Pakistan nuclear deal has been termed a potential “diplomatic blockbuster,” its inherent contradictions may make it difficult to sell in both the United States and Pakistan.
There is a growing conviction across the subcontinent that the region must overcome the many tragic consequences of Partition.
India and Pakistan cannot afford to stay away from each other for too long. But they cannot stay with each other either.
The consequences of a breakdown in dialogue between India and Pakistan might be unpredictable and could well push bilateral relations, as well as the situation in Kashmir, into uncharted waters.
In refusing to call off the talks between Indian and Pakistani national security advisers, Modi might be signalling the strength to rethink the core assumptions of India’s recent Pakistan policy.
Even if Pakistan succeeds in getting the new Taliban leadership to the table, there will be enough Afghan elements to challenge the terms.