“through international leaders who visited Pakistan, that if Indian troops moved a single step across the international border or the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, they should not expect a conventional war.”
This is where I find the US position unacceptable. Everyone including the US knows that mercenaries occupy terrorist camps in Pok and Pakistan supports them. US continues to remain silent on this issue and has not done anything constructive about it. It is easy to preach to ask parties to come to the table to have talks, but the situation has to be condusive. It does not make sense to sit and talk while one of parties plans war. This is precisely what happened when Vajpayee with open arms while Musharraf was planning the kargil war. India has been patient for the last 15 years and its patience is running out. Off late the attacks have been daring kids and children were killed recently. India is left with no other option other than going to war. Pakistan has been found helping North Korea in its nuclear arms perusal. I understand that US needs pakistan’s help in fighting the war on terrorism but in the process is aggrevating . The US should put its foot down and reprimand pakistan. If pakistan continues this attitude, it should be named a rogue nation. For all you know Osama bin laden is in Pok. As is being repeated, US is very good at reacting to a situation, but not very good at anticipation and acting ahead of time.
On the other hand, India should start talking to the local folks at kashmir and let them talk to pakistan if they want to. This problem has 3 parties Kashmir, India and Pakistan. We as indians have to come to terms with this reality,involve pakistan and stop treating this as an internal problem.
I have been wanting to read more to get to know more about this conflict. Starting off with a book,
Look for a review soon…