Daily O | What the defence ministry forgot was that their initial press release had itself spoken of an explosion that the men on board had set off
THE TIMES OF INDIA | For years, Pakistan opposed moving ahead on other issues citing the Kashmir dispute. Is India now doing the same?
MINT | Just how misplaced this strategy is can be seen from the number of times India resolved not to talk to Pakistan because it was unhappy with Islamabad, only to back off with its primary goals unmet.
NDTV | The Modi government has strengthened the hands of Pakistan’s military and the political ecosystem it supports, and also set a bar for future dialogue that is too high
NDTV | While the atmospherics are positive, previous attempts at peacemaking have floundered because of a mismatch in the political capacity of the governments in power in the two countries.
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