International issues

US Approach to Indo-Pakistan Relationship


It seems the US has only a superficial knowledge about India and Pakistan or rather, their approach to various issues which affect their mutual relationship. It is a well known fact that the root cause of all problems is the fundamentalists and their militant organizations, which are not in favor of a smooth relationship between the two countries. Be it Mumbai attacks or the perennial Kashmir problem, these forces play a vital role. But Pakistan makes it appear that the presence of Indian army in the border is the cause for tension.


The US readily accepts the Pakistan version as it is and advises India to deescalate on the border to ease tension and to enable Pakistan to divert its army to meet the challenges caused by terrorists. As far as Kashmir is concerned it is an integral part of India and the problem comes only when the militants from across the border are allowed to infiltrate into Kashmir. The US has to understand these minute problems before they advise India.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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