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India/Pakistan: a relationship of challenges or prospect for change?
India Pakistan relations since last it was officially announced that Foreign Secretaries would hold talks has seen a stagnation where any move forward has been cogged by empty promises, habitual blame games and a terrorist attack in early January on an Indian military base in Pathankot on 2nd January 2016. The dilly dallying from both sides signals that either country is not ready to inch in towards a more stable relationship. Added to that a newly released report on public text books in Pakistan called “Teaching intolerance in Pakistan: Religious bias in public school textbooks” supported by the US Commission on International Religious Freedom has shown that their contents will make it impossible for Pakistan to cooperate with India while the rise of right wing Hindu nationalistic forces in India eschew no peaceful relation with Pakistan. In this backdrop the paper looks at where the relationship stands and recommends policy as an imm