Break the ice

Break the ice

Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, asking his counterpart in Pakistan, Imran Khan, to work towards peace is an indication that New Delhi wants Islamabad to come forward and cooperate to make subcontinent a peaceful place to live.
Prime Minister Modi has told Khan that India seeks normal and cooperative relations with his country, but for that an “environment of trust, free of violence and hostility” needs to be created.
Prime Minister Modi’s message is clear that talks and violence cannot go together and Pakistan would have to act to ensure that violence ends. Attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir on 14 February this year followed by airstrikes at Balakot had led to escalation of tensions between the two countries. It was due to the intervention of the international community that Indo-Pak war was averted.
Leaders of both the countries have to realize that war is no option as nothing would be achieved by it. They have to open the communication channels to sort out their differences. Leaders from India and Pakistan have to sit across the table to hammer out their differences. The prevailing uncertainty has to end so that the people could heave a sigh of relief.
For time being New Delhi has ruled out that talks with Pakistan could resume so there is least possibility about any major breakthrough being achieved in coming days.
The conflict has taken heavy toll on people of Jammu and Kashmir and they are hoping that it would end one day or another. But many people believe that ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir won’t change till the ice-breaks. The peace in Jammu and Kashmir is directly connected with Indo-Pak talks and this fact cannot be ignored.