Pakistan’s big gamble - SAARC

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  1. Kshatriya87

    Kshatriya87 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Pakistan lurches from one economic crisis to another when it is not on a drip of global dole. Its inability to generate sufficient electricity—currently it is facing a huge power crisis—and increase the volume of trade with its neighbours reflects this state.

    Yet, on Wednesday, it shot down three agreements during the ongoing Saarc summit in Kathmandu that would have eased its difficulties.

    India had pushed hard for agreements on road and rail connectivity and a power grid linking the region. Pakistan claimed that it had internal processes to fulfil before it could ink these deals.

    A country does not walk into a summit meeting and then claim it is not ready: It informs the host country well in advance if it is unable to agree. Pakistan came prepared to scuttle what India proposed.

    India should sign these deals bilaterally. In fact, it should ink constructive economic plans with all willing Saarc members and just bypass Pakistan.


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  3. sgarg

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    I completely agree. India should sign the deals with each country that agrees, and forget about those countries that disagree.

    If SAARC does not work, it should be dissolved.
     
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    Actually we wanted the road connectivity to Afg. through the SAARC agreement. Bilaterally that is not possible.

    But, Pakistan treats the connectivity between India Afg. and further to CAR as it's trump card through which it can extract discounts from India. Pak isn't going to give that away that easily ( through SAARC Pak will not have much individual benefit.)
     
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    India should openly marginalize Pakistan in such cases. If the Pakis want to scuttle the deal, India should openly come up with a backup plan and immediately ink agreements with all other nations - SL, Nepal, Bhutan, etc. Let an open message go out to the Pakis that they have to stop punching above their weight, or get left behind.

    Seriously, Pakis write newspaper articles with fancy phrases like "India and Pakistan combined together account for 80% of SAARC GDP". What the self-obsessed author does not mention is that India accounts for 74% and Pakistan accounts for 6%!!! Pakis love to be bracketed with India in any way possible. They know that in reality there is no comparison at all. But that doesn't prevent them from harbouring illusions and constantly punching above their weight.

    We should show Pakistan its real place. Next time I hope India goes prepared with a backup plan and immediately put it in action, the moment Pakis try to punch above their weight.
     
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    Don't take any tension . Pakistani Prime minister Nawaz Shareef is with you and He is doing struggle for better relation between both countries.
     
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    Why should I take tension? Tell what you have written to your jahil awam, they will lap it up. We here know who is with whom.
     
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    There is no advantage is getting on board in SAARC agreement. PM Modi should have declined to shake Nawaz Sharrif's hand, if it was offered conditionally.

    The only reason the Pakis signed the power grid agreement was that they want surplus power from India. Otherwise the Pakistani PM came to sabotage the meet.

    Now he is happy that he shook the MODI hand and got the power grid agreement.

    India should have insisted on road connectivity to Afghanistan, before a single watt of power goes to Pakistan.

    This meet was advantage Pakistan.
     
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    in fact, it was pakistan which was brought to its toes, it was warned that if it doesnt take these agreements and come in line seriously, it will amount to sabotage of saarc summit and this may cause its marginalization in this particular community and the onus lies on pak......on the contrary India has made its mind to pursue these agreement bilaterally, if pak happens to make road blocks in SAARC (please refer to the India-bhutan energy and connectivity plan, and Indo-Nepal power pact).
    and i dont see any major changes coming in scenarios where India will provide power to pak or road connectivity issue.....but the ultimate looser will be Afghanistan- but again India has a much safer option...in house building of power projects in afganistan and connectivity via chabhar port (that's why we spent billions on that road and lost a life every mile for construction of it).
    and it is just he same old pakistan- they want to think that they are all powerful and all important to the region and to the world.....
     
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    Transit trade is very important. If transit trade is not happening, then SAARC is dead.

    Pakistan will find it very difficult to block India increasingly. China card has a limited value. The importance and prestige of India continues to increase. Diplomatic community in Delhi is brimming over. More and more people are visiting India. Doors continue to open for India everywhere in the world.

    Pakistan is digging itself deeper in its hole.

    Afghanistan needs India far more than India needs Afghanistan. Pakistan cannot block India in Afghanistan.
     
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    Then, it is India's failure, not Pakistan's.

    Doesn't matter, as long as Pakistan is in the way, India won't get what she wants -- dominance in south Asia.

    Thanks to India's stupid policy, Pakistan gets no way out but confronting India.

    That is not Pakistan's concern.
     
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    No country ...not even China would like to catch a falling knife. Pakistan is economically falling gradually due to its foolish policy of envy and hatred and looking to other nations like US or China to keep moving its stupid India hating tendencies . China- India trade is crossing 100 Billion dollars a year whereas China-Pakistan trade is falling below 10 billion dollars a year. In a few years, India China trade will become 20 times of Pakistan-China trade. This one fact itself clarifies what will be Chinese priorities.
     
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    India has made her intentions clear, we will work on transit, regional connectivity and power trade and this will happen with or without SAARC concensus. Pakistan cannot spoil a game which most of our neighbours are willng to play. Pakistan's stand has made SAARC irrelevant and India stronger in the region.
     

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