India-Pakistan Relations - A Question of Many Factors
Think India Quarterly Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, October-December 2011
6 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 13, 2011
The present relation between India and Pakistan looks promising despite its history of conflicts and hostilities which has overshadowed the peace process. The recent visit of Pakistan foreign minister, Hina Rabbani to India, followed by the meeting between the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart, Yousaf Raza Gilnai on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Addu city of Maldives, on 10 November 2011, may give the impression of growing positive engagement between the two neighbous. This relation was further strengthened when Pakistan decided in-principle, to give India the Most Favored Nation status (MFN). However, one cannot, all of sudden, forget the past history and make haste in writing the new chapter in Indo-Pak relations. In what follows, an attempt has been made to highlight the main factors which are likely to play most vital roles in determining the relation between India and Pakistan, in the future.
Keywords: India, Pakistan, China, USA, army
JEL Classification: N45
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