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New Government in Pakistan: Implications for India and the subcontinent




1. Have Indian media been unfair to Imran Khan as claimed by him in his victory speech?
2. Will Imran Khan be positive towards India as he has good relations with Indian elite and large fan following among the Indian people?
3. Will Imran Khan’s cozy relationship with army help him in managing relations with India or would it prove to be an obstacle?
4. Can Indian leadership be bold enough to intitiate the good relations with Pakistan as elections are round the corner in India? (Considering Imran Khan said in his victory speech, “agar India 1 kadam aage badhayega toh hum 2 kadam aage badhenge peace process ke liye).
5. Is visual news media an obstacle towards peace with Pakistan?
6. Should India initiate talks with the Pakistan army, secret or open, considering that it the institution which calls the shot at least in matters of security and foreign policy?
7. Does majority of people on both sides of the border hate each other?
8. What are the reasons for growing popularity of YouTube channels with the name Indian reactions and pakistani reactions? Indian YouTubers like BB ki vines, carryminati and Ashish Chanchalani go trending in pakistan whenever their videos are uploaded. And Pakistani Youtubers’ like awesomo speaks, ducky bhai, sana’s bucket and others have majority of their followers from India as accepted by them in interviews. But then there are also Twitter wars between people of both sides abusing each other left right and centre. What does this diachotomy indicates?
9. Can the subcontinent ever be a Union like European Union or something similar to that in next 10 or 20 years esp in an era where Trump and Kim can sit across the table? And considering that not long ago we were close to solving Kashmir dispute during Manmohan-Musharraf time in 2004-2007 (which was initiated by Vajpayee of course). Indeed very close... as mentioned by Dr. Manmohan Singh in his farewell speech and General Musharraf’s foreign minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri.
10. Which countries’ interests are negatively impacted by a peaceful and prosperous South Asia and why?

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  • 10. A lot of countries. For example the Saudis. Coz they really rely on a sanctioned Iran for their oil prosperity. A prosperous south asia will definitely mean a total redo of iranian relationship, coz the big boys India and China don't have any Iranian hate. So, you do get me.

    Then for example China. Communism (read dictatorial communism) has hardly ever sat on common terms with democracy and rights. So such a union might mean Tibet people will find refuge in other countries like japan n india. Then you know what might happen.

    USA. Defence exports reduced. A lot of the defence exports of these advanced countries are to these south asian nations. A custom union means no fighting. Well, USA stands to lose a lot.

    Myanmar's far right groups. Stand to lose ground altogether.

    If you want something like saarc that's already there.



  • 1. Have Indian media been unfair to Imran Khan as claimed by him in his victory speech?
    2. Will Imran Khan be positive towards India as he has good relations with Indian elite and large fan following among the Indian people?
    3. Will Imran Khan’s cozy relationship with army help him in managing relations with India or would it prove to be an obstacle?
    4. Can Indian leadership be bold enough to intitiate the good relations with Pakistan as elections are round the corner in India? (Considering Imran Khan said in his victory speech, “agar India 1 kadam aage badhayega toh hum 2 kadam aage badhenge peace process ke liye).
    5. Is visual news media an obstacle towards peace with Pakistan?
    6. Should India initiate talks with the Pakistan army, secret or open, considering that it the institution which calls the shot at least in matters of security and foreign policy?
    7. Does majority of people on both sides of the border hate each other?
    8. What are the reasons for growing popularity of YouTube channels with the name Indian reactions and pakistani reactions? Indian YouTubers like BB ki vines, carryminati and Ashish Chanchalani go trending in pakistan whenever their videos are uploaded. And Pakistani Youtubers’ like awesomo speaks, ducky bhai, sana’s bucket and others have majority of their followers from India as accepted by them in interviews. But then there are also Twitter wars between people of both sides abusing each other left right and centre. What does this diachotomy indicates?
    9. Can the subcontinent ever be a Union like European Union or something similar to that in next 10 or 20 years esp in an era where Trump and Kim can sit across the table? And considering that not long ago we were close to solving Kashmir dispute during Manmohan-Musharraf time in 2004-2007 (which was initiated by Vajpayee of course). Indeed very close... as mentioned by Dr. Manmohan Singh in his farewell speech and General Musharraf’s foreign minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri.
    10. Which countries’ interests are negatively impacted by a peaceful and prosperous South Asia and why?

    9. The idea is to be another ASEAN, not EU. As you will see, despite many hatreds between say Thailand and Myanmar, or say between Cambodia and Vietnam, or the most acrimonious Malaysia vs Indonesia, they all can find common ground in ASEAN. The idea in South Asia should be to move towards an ASEAN, with or without Pakistan. There were a few scholar views on it i forgot now, that added is enough of an answer.
    This profile belongs to Lord Vorminious
  • India and Pakistan relation mainly depend on terrorist and Kashmir.Pakistan does not want a peace Kashmir,continuously destabilize it and a fear of losing Kashmir.Here comes Pakistan army which want to control throne and promote mischievous outfits in Kashmir.Some politician are also misguiding people of Pakistan and convincing that growing India is a danger for them.If a Pak government want to improve relation with India then it is quickly undone by Pakistan army(cross firing,terrorist).
    Different countries are also fueling this rivalry for there benefits.As developing India endangers their economic interest they provide various type of funds and take various projects in Pakistan(First america and now china).
  • 1. Indian media/scholars prejudged him because a) his liberal attitude towards hardliers in pakistan b) Nawaz Shariff’s positive attitude towards India and his stand against establishment and also an uncertainty in Imran’s would be attitude towards India... despite we know that relation with India is within General Bajwa’s domain as of now.

    2. Until Loksabha elections in India, i see no positive developments in Indo-Pak relations. Nevertheless, its an uncertain time we are living in and if a Trump-Kim summit can happen then anything can... since the Bajwa doctrine is also talking about peace and dialogues in the subcontinent.

    3. Imran Khan’s relations with army can be a plus for India if Pakistan army would really wants dialogues and peace process to start. Because Imran in his dealing towards India would have tacit approval of the army. And in doing so Imran can be used ironically as a proxy by army towards peace process.

    4. Its highly unlikely that Indian leadership would risk a peace initiative with Pakistan when elections are due next year. Because if PM Modi moves towards a peace process and any terrorist attack would happen in India by then, it would be highly embarrassing for a sitting prime minister preparing for elections. Some people still mocks him for going to Lahore when barely a week after his visit a terrorist attack happened in Kashmir. So, highly unlikely is the answer. And its not about boldness, its about practicality and common sense.

    5. Very much. Visual media is a war zone without weapons. Inka bus chale toh yeh apne studios mein hi battles karwa ke results decide kar dein.countries and governments ki zaroorat hi nahin.

    6. India has already in secret talks with Pakistan- Doval-Janjua talks has been happening since quite a while. Track 2 level is also going on. We need to build around these and make it more formal and institutional. Institutional because if talk channels are made institutional then there would be little probablity of going off the table, dialogue would be going on even in crisis periods. Remember US and USSR maintained the dialogue process open even during crisis like Korean war and Cuba Missile...

    7 & 8. Some people.. whether they are in majority or in monority I don’t know. But the basic point is that we don’t know much about each other despite being a neighbour and having largely a similar society/culture etc. Perhaps this is the reason why Indian YouTubers are popular in Pakistan and vice versa- “to know what they think of us etc”... I, and perhaps many, have heard those stories that Indians and Pakistanis get along really well overseas. People to people interaction is one way forward towards any solution. States have controlled people’s interaction with neighbours but with the advent of social media, people have started interacting with or researching about neighbours. Its the curiosity about neighbours that drive them forward. I until a few years ago used to think that Pakistan is just a hub of terrorists and people with empty belly. No development and nothing. Just medieval society. But then I got to know that Islamabad is more beautiful city than any city in India.. Some people are poor and illiterate but there is rich and educated too. The more I got to know about Pakistan, the more I started thinking that the whole South Asia is more or less just the same. The difference is only in degree...

    9. If we go by history than the answer is yes! Germany and France had fought two world wars for a tiny region like Alsace and Lorrain (their Kashmir), there were other reasons too for the wars but the core issue was this only. Just like “Kashmir: the core issue”...It takes a stateman like leadership from both sides to solve this issue. They really don’t need to have a vision even. Because Musharraf have already provided the vision, accepted by both India and Pakistan at one point of time, with his four point programme as you have mentioned about it in your question that we were very close towards solving the Kashmir issue. Once the issues are solved, I see no reason for not having an European Union like structure or elevating the SAARC to the level of it. I say it because we, in South Asia, are more similar in almost every matters ( society, culture, language etc) than those countries in European Union. If Indo-Pak issues are solved and there is enough trust between both, rise of China can be managed effectively in Asia-Pacific. But it seems a distant dream as of now. But not so distant, if we consider Indo-Pak relations in 2007.

    10. It depends how equations are played out in Indo-Pacific. It depends whether South Asia would go with China or United States. United States would be more probable because no country likes a hegemon in its backyard. China’s debt trap may turn many countries against it, including Pakistan, if equations in South Asia turn positive. Iska bahot lamba answer banega. Isliye inconclusive answer pe hi stop maar raha.
  • edited July 2018
    Itna lamba likha tha. Mehnat bekar ho gayi. Bhaisaab/behen ji thread bana ke gayab ho gaye. :neutral:
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