Modi-Imran chat revives hope

Modi-Imran chat revives hope

Prime Minister elect, Narendra Modi, and Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, talking to each other for the first time over phone after Balakot airstrikes has generated hope among people of Kashmir that the ice would break and both the countries would start talking to each other.
Both the leaders in their recent conversation expressed their willingness to work jointly for the betterment of their people and fight against poverty.
The people of India and Pakistan have given an overwhelming mandate to their leaders. The onus now lies on both of them to transform people’s faith into an opportunity for ushering an era of peace and prosperity in the region.
Everyone is aware of the fact that Kashmir has been the bone of contention between the two countries. Puwlama attack and the aerial strikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets had almost triggered a war between the two nuclear neighbours.
It’s high time for the leaders of both the countries to share a common negotiating table and draft a peace plan which could assure prosperity of the entire sub continent. Both the countries have to give up the hostility and have to let the people to live in peace. None of the countries can afford war as both possess nuclear weapons.
The animosity between the two neighbours for the last seven decades has devastated lives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. It is high time that leadership of both countries brings some flexibility in their respective stands and starts the reconciliation process afresh.
Narendra Modi has emerged as one of the most powerful and influential political leaders in the country. He can give a new direction to the political, economical and social spectrum in the region. One hopes that Pakistan leadership realizes that keeping the conflict alive is no solution and issues can only be resolved through talks.