… AS within the country, there is a sense in the wider world that a significant political transformation has taken place in India. … It was not easy for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to make the journey from Islamabad, but if he was courageous enough to do so … it was because he hoped that the new dispensation in Delhi would match that gesture….
…[T]he visit has ended up not making Mr Sharif’s position in Pakistan any easier. He refrained from bringing up the Kashmir issue … and for the first time, a Pakistani delegation did not hold a meeting with the Hurriyat. …
The Indian side highlighted that Mr Modi gave no quarter on the issue of terrorism emanating from Pakistan, and on speedy action in the 2008 Mumbai attacks case. … — (May 29)
Published in Dawn, June 2nd, 2014