This is not just a throwback !
Many of us feel nostalgic about how diplomatic relations used to be between India and Pakistan .Whatever happened at the borders, there was a minimal grace between the officials .Today India -Pakistan relations are churning and curdling after the revoking of Article 370 and 35A .
With US and China trying not to step in ,the issue of Jammu and Kashmir has been solely addressed by Prime mInister Modi ,Home Minister Amit Shah and the cabinet .Indians here and all over the world are brimming with self respect as they feel proud of the firm stand the PM has taken ! I have received many messages and calls from NRI’s feeling triumphant about this historic move !
Critics name it the beginning of “anarchy “,while Mehbooba Mufti ,Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah are struggling to get their act together .In his first speech after the Kashmir decision Modi promises to rid India of terror and separatism .
We will have to wait to see how the story rolls . Im sharing a great memory of the farewell dinner at the High Commission Pakistan for Salman Bashir , Ambassador to India .Taranum his wife hosted many a beautiful evenings and the food was beyond gourmet ! The chemistry in the diplomacy is changing ,as is the energy at the border .
Jai Hind .