India’s insane do more dictation to Pakistan

PAKISTAN has been in a highly cooperative and reconciliatory mode as far as its relations with India are concerned but the other side seems
to be in no mood to respond in the same spirit. This is evident from the latest statement of Indian Defence Minister Monohar Parrikar, who, among other things, has said Pakistan will have to do more than merely registering an FIR in the Pathankot airbase attack case, if it hopes to restart the stalled dialogue process between the two neighbours.
Some Cabinet members of India are known for their anti-Pakistan rhetoric as they miss no opportunity of levelling accusations and hurling threats on different pretexts. In this case too, Parrikar’s outburst comes in the wake of wholehearted attempts being made by Pakistan to assist in investigations into Pathankot incident. Right from the day one, Pakistani officials and top leadership have been giving assurances to New Delhi in this regard and these are not mere statements but actions also support verbal assurances. Pakistan formed a Special Investigation Team and sought permission from India for its visit to the scene of the terrorist attack to gather information and evidence. Some arrests were also made and as per demands of India, an FIR has been registered. The general impression that India would never express satisfaction if Pakistan continues to succumb to its demands irrespective of their rationality, New Delhi is now claiming that lodging of the FIR was not enough and accused as identified by it should be nominated in it. This is too much because no one can be named in such blind cases merely on the basis of assumptions and accusations. An FIR stands registered and if investigations, for which Indian cooperation is a must, lead to identification and linkages of people in Pakistan then, of course, their names can be added to the FIR. It is regrettable that while Pakistan is making sincere efforts to normalize relations with India, New Delhi prefers snobbish and arrogant attitude. All this is discouraging and send dismaying signals even to those who want resumption of dialogue with India in any case. We would appreciate if India also resorts to diplomatic and inter-state ethical norms and shuns its policy of arrogance and dictation and help give peace a chance to resolve all itching points

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