Despite Old Obstacles, India’s Modi Still Seeks Progress With Pakistan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, Lahore, Pakistan, Dec. 25, 2015 (AP photo).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, Lahore, Pakistan, Dec. 25, 2015 (AP photo).

It is always a risk to claim that the tide may be turning in India-Pakistan relations, where contentious security and political concerns have famously trumped avenues for collaboration time and time again. It is prudent, then, to approach last week’s meeting between India and Pakistan’s foreign secretaries with a degree of caution. It is far too early at this stage to know the actual significance of this brief meeting. But even if it did not lead to any breakthroughs, the meeting itself should not be ignored. It was an outcome, and a reflection, of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s perseverance […]

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