Write a letter to your pen-friend in Paris describing how talks between India and Pakistan are important for both the countries

Write a letter to your pen-friend in Paris describing how talks between India and Pakistan are important for both the countries

F - 35, Jamia Nagar,
New Delhi,
August 10, 2019

Dear Sam ,

After about two years a thaw seems to have taken place in the diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan. As you know our Prime Minister, Vajpayee's latest gesture of peace has not gone unnoticed all the world over. It is not just a diplomatic gimmick. On the contrary, it is an act of high class of statesmanship on the part of the most seasoned politician in the world.

Mr. Vajpayee has been wise enough to realize that after Iraq campaign the U.S. would shift its diplomatic activities to the sub-continent. The dubious role of the U.S.A. in Afghanistan and Iraq has not gone unnoticed in India. Having gained political hegemony in the Middle-East, America would try for the same role in South Asia. The idea of India and Pakistan being nuclear powers is not in the interest of the U.S.A. diplomatic designs in the long run.

It is a pity that Pakistan with a short-sighted political goals is insensitive to the security and dignity of the citizens of India and Pakistan. However, the way the Pakistan has reacted to the peace gesture shows that the Iraqi lesson has also not been lost on them. Today Pakistan is a haven of terrorists of all hues. America knows it that these very terrorists are likely to turn heat on Americans. These terrorists outfits are the creation of America with the help of Pakistan in the 80s to oust Russia from Afghanistan. The role of America in spreading terrorism in Afghanistan and in Kashmir has been destructive. At the same time, America is worried that the nuclear weapons in the arsenal of Pakistan may fall into jehadi hands. It is illogical for India to rely on America to exercise pressure on Pakistan to stop cross-border movement of terrorists. On its own part America is convinced that India has no option except to negotiate with Pakistan sooner or later.

America has already gained control over Afghanistan and Central Asia. At the moment, America is a unipolar super-power in the world. It is feared that America may have ulterior designs on Kashmir after having grabbed control of Afghanistan. That is why the offer of hand of peace to Pakistan should be viewed in the larger interest of both India and Pakistan. At the same time, India must be wary of American role in the region. Peace deserves a chance and both Indian political parties and Pakistan should give helping hand to the statesman¬ship of Prime Minister Vajpayee.

I can not say what are the perceptions in your country about Kashmir problem and cross-border terrorism that has been the bane of India since its Indepen¬dence. I would like to be informed on the subject.
With best wishes,

Yours sincerely,