Nawaz Sharif visit to India was an act of positivism, had he declined the international community would have given it a bad connotation. However the Indians turned it into a winner for themselves by after giving red carpet welcome to Nawaz Sharif, pulled a fast one on Pakistan by harping on the usual terrorism theme.

The response from Pakistan was inadequate at best. The entire focus was business and trade which is fine but it should not come across as Pakistan’s willingness to step back on all else.