On India and Pakistan.

India
July 23, 2010 6:42am CST
It seems to me that India's main opposition party i.e BJP, is not for negotiation with Pakistan. I might be wrong, but I wonder if Pakistan's ISI and India's BJP are in the same boat i.e create a huge gap between India and Pakistan. Everybody knows that if we hate each other, both sides end up losing much! Of course, I very well remember that India PM Vajpayee had this Agra Summit with Pakistan's PM Nawaz Shariff when Pakistan's army General Parvez Musharraf was scheming to take India's Kargil.
4 responses
• India
23 Jul 10
Hi, The role of Pakistan's ISI in aggravating terrorism is well acknowledged already. The opposition party was concerned about the feasibility of having a summit at a moment when Pakistan is not ready to make any clear commitment regarding abolishing the terrorism. The weapons and the boat that were used in Mumbai 26/11 attack were provided by ISI and there are hard evidences in support for that. I've personally watched all the recent interviews of Mr. Qureshy. He was never straight forward in his commitments. Abstract explanation is the least expected thing from the foreign minister of a country so 'eager' to terminate terrorism. Anti-India speeches are openly encouraged on the soil of Pakistan. They are unnecessarily delaying the peace process by making the terrorism issue secondary. Unless the country's ministers make some concrete pledge for full cooperation, its anti-terror initiatives will always be seen with paranoia. It will be mere foolery to equate a democratically viable political party to a secret service agency with clandestine support for terrorism. Thanks. God bless you
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• India
23 Jul 10
I agree that Pakistan's ISI is involved in 26/11. Of course Pakistan cannot admit that it's ISI is involved in the act. However, militants are clearly out the hand of political establishments in Pakistan. This we can say because Pakistan experiences more terrorist related explosions that India. If Govt could curb them then at least they would have prevented those explosions happening in their country. I think in spite of whatever situation we should go ahead with peace talk so that militants would be undermined. But I don't understand why ISI cannot be controlled by the Govt. Perhaps their democracy is different from ours. Here we cannot imagine our RAW working against our own government policy.
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@vandana7 (57800)
• India
23 Jul 10
Kiddo (Biswa), I differ from you here. While BJP is not guilty of crimes of the type that ISI has resorted to, nevertheless, there are elements that are disturbing. I dislike any form of fanaticism. So I treat such parties on par with other muslim parties within our state. I remember once a newspaper reported Sushma Swaraj - a qualified advocate - referring to Sonia Gandhi as a widow. That was something against our constitution. Surely, that needs to be condemned. I am no fan of Sonia Gandhi. But I am for respect to our constitution. I can understand if she was Rabri Devi, who knew little other than bringing so many mouths to feed, like some farm animal. And lets be fair. Gandhi, Nehru and all those who took part in those negotiations when Jinnah was there, made a bad deal. Getting East Pakistan at this end was so wrong. Our airspace would always be invaded. Then again, Mrs. Gandhi made the next mistake, for which we are now paying the price. She knew she'd not done much that time, inflation was rather high, so what did she do? Start a war to bring up the national spirit and win the elections. What a rotten reason to wage a war! We didnt learn anything from that. We went and repeated the same mistake in Sri Lanka. Luckily, things were quieter on that front. Why the hell should we interfere with other countries? Dont we have enough problems of our own? Why must we divert the attention of our people by trying to harm or ridicule another person. While I agree that Qureshy is no saint, I have to sadly admit, we have not been right in the past. That has led to such animosity between the two nations which can only be quelled by admitting we erred.
• India
24 Jul 10
Thanks Vandana, you made some very interesting observations. In fact it's not usual for someone to admit that our foreign policy have been wrong. It takes courage to admit that when we have been actually wrong. Thanks for the enlightening post.
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• India
24 Jul 10
Thw main reason why BJP is opposing is that BJP is a hindutwa party and Pakistan is a muslim nation.
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• India
24 Jul 10
I wish BJP would leave Pakistan alone and mind its own business. After all we have so much problem ourselves.
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@vandana7 (57800)
• India
25 Jul 10
I agree. BJP has a lot of flaws. So to make them seem minor it is taking the focus of people to other issues. When we were young, we were told of a way to make a line seem small, without erasing any part of it. You just have to draw a longer line beside it. That is what politicians do!
@Bogdan22 (400)
• Romania
24 Jul 10
If two countries fight, a third one will always win.
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• India
25 Jul 10
You mean China!
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• India
23 Jul 10
First of all Pakistan shouldn't encourage terrorrist activities against india.Pakistan main aim is not to develope their country but encouraging terrorrist activites against india and want to ruin india for ever.Because of Pakistan entire world is suffering a lot.
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• India
24 Jul 10
I agree that Pakistan should not export terrorism. If they want to export then they can export rice, wheat, leather, electronics etc. but not terrorists. That will take them down as well as us.