Monday, December 7, 2015
Set Indo-Pak talk process in motion
A very short meeting of a few seconds between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of UN Climate Summit in Paris appears to have paved way for starting the talk process. It is good to start talk process between the two neighbours at different levels but at the same it is to be ensured that it could be held in peaceful atmosphere. It is only possible when Pak stops sponsoring terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir; and there must also be hold on ceasefire violations from across the border in which innocent army officers, jawans and civilians living in the village adjacent to the border on the Indian side . India must also make it clear and try to impress on Pakistan amidst talk process that terror and talk can not go together. The crux of the talk as far as India is concerned is the complete cease on terror. There must not be any attempt to infiltrate terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir under the cover of firing on the border by Pakistani troops. After Modi-Sharif meeting in Paris, National Security Advisors of Pakistan and India have talked in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, away from the venues of the two countries. Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar has also met his Pakistani counterpart in Bangkok. Both the sides have expressed to carry forward the talk process that was put on held since September. Talk between the two countries is the only means to resolve all outstanding issues. No problem can be solved with gun. India's main problem with Pakistan is the issue of terrorism that the later has failed to address to despite several pleadings by the former. Terrorist groups based in Pakistan are operating from there against India of which Mumbai attack of 26/11 is the stark example. Despite sending several dossiers about handing over the mastermind of Mumbai attack Hafiz Sayeed, Pak has always looked the other way while he is freely moving in the country. India's most wanted gangster and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim involved in Mumbai serial blasts is living in Pakistan very completely. To carry forward any peace talk, it is necessary for the Nawaz Sharif govt. to come out of his Army and ISI and keep control of the situation as the democratically elected govt. Both the countries have been holding talks since their inception. But the result that came out of them in all these years is before us. So, the beginning of talk is good must there must be concrete result on the ground. As far as the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is concerned, it is a settled one. Jammu and Kashmir is the integral part of India and it will remain so. If there is any issue left to be resolved is how to take back Pakistan Occupied Kashmir and merge it with India to complete a legitimate process unification of a nation. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is also to travel to Islamabad on Tuesday on a two-day visit during which she will hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz and attend a multilateral conference on Afghanistan.She will lead Indian delegation for 'Heart of Asia' 5th Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan on December 9 in Islamabad External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will make a statement on 10th December in the Parliament on the meeting between National Security Advisors of India and Pakistan in Bangkok on Sunday. Nation must know what transpired in the meeting between NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart and the talk between Foreign Secretary Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart in Bangkok. Has anything come positive out of their talks?