Why do we have sporting ties with a hostile nation? Personally, I have never been in favour of any sporting contact a nation that we not only have fought all out wars with but one that we constantly have skirmishes with or that worst of all sponsors terrorism in various parts of our country. Our governments behave like children. We have a major war, we break off sporting ties; then nothing happens for a while and we resume ties. What sheer stupidity. We have the latest drama: No FIH events in India till Pakistan players are punished: Hockey India Followed by: FIH ban two Pakistani hockey players from Champions trophy final Hockey India will likely relent after a mere ban for one match. Its not as if Pak is a critical sporting power in any sport, why do we bother with them? Note: If this thread belong in another section, please move it.