As a Pakistani, I have lost all hope for peace after looking at some of the responses on this thread. That is a tragedy. It breaks my heart that we gave back your pilot in just 2 days and could not get as much as a sincere willingness to start the peace process. There was no ill-will or political motivation for us to return your pilot that early. If anything, that puts us at weaker position but we are willing to do it to have peace between the countries. We did it because he has a family too and we hope that you would have the same respect for us.
I sense a geopolitical shift in India's favor that does not bode well for Pakistan. It involves the US, major European Powers and the Arabs. Israel too but as usual a silent but very vital partner. Russia as always.
Unless India oversteps its bounds and is the first to target civilians and civil assets, it's been given both latitude and time. You will notice that there is no shuttle diplomacy this time around. Today's OIC embarassment was another sign, especially since Pakistan is a founding member of that organization. China's support of Pakistan is more half-hearted than ever before. Besides, China is much too distracted at the moment.
Modi 1 is almost over but Modi 2 is just around the corner. In any case, India has a history of fairly good continuity regardless of who is in power.
Therefore, I hope Imran Khan does what it takes to put the jihadi genie permanently back in the box. That will not only help diffuse the situation, but will also help Pakistan move back from the financial precipice and on to a path towards solvency and progress. Remember, no money, no honey. If the military lets IK do what's needed and if the effort is indeed sincere and lasting (and oh, we know when we are being scammed) then normalization of p to p relations will happen very quickly. Trade - which is low hanging fruit that's never been plucked - will grow exponentially to the benefit of both. Tourism will go through the roof. We can finally go from being antagonistic to being friends.
That's my conjecture. Way too many slips possible between the cup and the lips
Yeah Yeah Yeah man, India the perfect country around the world, solve your human right issues on way how Kashmiri's are treated. Instead realizing IK speech etc, and applauding him, and other minister about that they want peace with Pakistan, you guys want to act blind as always, was embarrassment too, your PM Modi also committed crimes in Gujrat and wasn't allowed into certain countries due to that, your political system right now is disputed right now on the whole Pulwama attack, and all the Pakistan political parties are all on one side, no one is disputed, we had your pilot, and still have your ex navy officer who's admitted to causing ruckus in India. Of course the media around the World is going to feed certain propaganda, you failed to highlight how no one really sided with India, same countries that called India also called Pakistan, including Russia. Pakistan went in and closed the "terror camp," India said, they sent their troops took occupation of it, when Pakistan was going through bit ruckus due to Christian women being free from court due to blasphemous law, PM Imran Khan arrest the leader of that political party as he was threat to our development. You fail to mention your media embarrassment, how they keep on behaving feeding billion plus people on such rhetoric, not showing the return of the solider as message of peace or descalation. It pitty we have country next to us who is split politically, and orchestra such attacks to make another movie or win votes, keeps allowing the media to feed it people this cow dung claims. You forgot about the train attack to between Lahore & Delhi, who was behind that.
Even FM of Pakistan, thanked Donald Trump on his support towards Pakistan.
Instead look why people in Kashmir are hating on the Indian army? Probably due to the harsh environment, the rapping of women, the attacks, the brutality the kashmiri face. You guys treat low caste hindus the same, you treated sikhs the same, and as well Christians in the south, the western media doesn't report it about it all time, but it happens, and people know!
Pakistan has it own issues etc, I don't why India or Indians, love to keep meddling in our politics, you guys even post our local news, and elections, and we don't even care about yours except sports or film.
Maybe if you listen to Imran Khan speech since his day 1 in the office of making peace, prosperity, and didn't cancel your meeting last minute with Pakistan.
Pakistan geo-strategically important, so stop acting like we are the nation of Akhbazia or something.
I can remember days of BA announcement, and other Pakistan threads, it always turns to Pakistan bashing topic, cause by the same people on this forum who just act blind for no reason, and act double sided, or haven't even visited the country.
This topic is about air space closure, but certain people got drunk off of cow dung, and had to show their true colors. It a pitty to see such behavior constantly on this is a forum. Travel/aviation, you have to learn understand, and respect all, not keep belittling people on every corner. Please tell me on the India aviation thread, some Pakistani is hating? You probably won't find any. Some you guys, comments have been removed in the past on topics that concerned with Pakistan, not gunna call out certain usernames, but they're on this thread too.
If Trump behaved like PM Modi did now, or how the Indian media acted, then you guys would all laugh at him, irony of it.
BBC, Reuters, NY Times, Washington Post all showing India bamboozled, and their war mongering media!
Again, Stop being so double sided!