History heavily weighs on ties, says Indian High Commissioner

KARACHI: “Relations between neighboring countries are always difficult. And ties between India and Pakistan are no exception. But things can improve, depending on the kind of policies we craft in future.”

This was the point that High Commissioner of India Dr T.C.A. Raghavan laid stress on in his lecture titled “History and Diplomacy: Contextualizing India-Pakistan Relations” at the Habib University here on Wednesday.

He said there was no dearth of ‘angles’ on Indo-Pak relations and he would focus on two sets of frames. The first one, in which there were clear disagreements, was to do with issues like Jammu and Kashmir, water aggression, Indian consulates’ role in Afghanistan and ceasefire violations along the Line of Control.

The second provided an alternative view emphasizing commonalities such as popular culture, music, cinema and fashion.

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