Tamil Diplomat

Are India-Pakistan talks jinxed

Strange are the ways of talks between India and Pakistan.Days before Sunday’s expected meeting between the security advisers of the countries, it appears both sides are provoking one another to cancel the talks.

Many in India believe that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government appears to have recognized from the very beginning that a quest for durable peace with Pakistan is a non-starter.All that matters is the management of a neighbour that is more often than not viewed as a nuisance by Delhi.

For India, the real challenge is China which has pledged $46bn (£30.7bn) worth of investment in Pakistan and recently, at a meeting of the UN Sanctions Committee, blocked India’s move to seek action against Pakistan for releasing the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.