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Modi’s erring diplomacy

What is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan policy? No one knows, because he has taken no one into confidence, not his Ministers, not the Opposition and certainly not the people of India. His colleagues call this ‘out-of-the-box’ diplomacy. In reality, it is mindless diplomacy. There was a 35% increase in cross border infiltrations, says BSF. Since Modi came to power, there have been close to 1000 ceasefire violations. Armed gunmen have infiltrated states where the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shares power in Jammu and Kashmir with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and in Punjab where it runs the government in alliance with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Modi has failed to build up international pressure on Pakistan, like the UPA did after 26/11, forcing Pakistan to start legal proceedings against perpetrators of the Mumbai attacks. After Pathankot, the US issued a statement in which they did not even name Pakistan, leave alone acknowledging its role in the ‘heinous’ terrorist attack.

Sherful Islam

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