Lethargic IITian
Musings of a 20-something lethargic IITian on India and Catholicism.

Wednesday, May 22, 2002  

G. Parthasarathy's Pakistan's double game is a retrospective look at the mistakes we made in understanding Musharraf's intentions. Quite insightful - but has little in the way of practical advice for the current situation, except a little restraint:

Thus, further turns of the screw will necessarily have to be done with a military element. There is considerable loose talk in India about us emulating what is being done by Israel. One should never forget that despite the rapaciousness of its leadership, the Pakistan armed forces are professional and motivated organisations.

Neither does T.V.R Shenoy's What exactly are India's options? give much in the line of practical suggestion (despite the title). One interesting comment that struck me was:

And Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has already asked for a declaration of war. The interesting point about this last fact is that even in the deep South there is a genuine dislike for Pakistan.

"Even in the deep South". Now what did that mean?

posted by Kensy | 9:55 AM
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