...Indeed, Pakistan needs to focus single-mindedly on finessing its standoff with the US and also grapple with the existential questions of the Afghan endgame – Durand Line, Pashtunistan issue, ‘Talibanization’ of the afpak region – rather than get sidetracked in a skirmish with India in the Hindu Kush... In sum, the geopolitics of the region cast their shadow on India-Pakistan relationship as much as their bilateral disputes and differences. How to break this vicious circle?.. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization [SCO] is uniquely placed to play such a role in regional security...
Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR | 08.11.2011