Where I currently live there is a large desi population and the Indian community and Pakistani community have more interaction than there would be in other circumstances. I was speaking to a group of educated Pakistanis who are roughly my age only, and the topic of Modi came up. Needless to say, I was singing paeans of him and his development and diplomacy offensive. Mercifully, they didn't feel the need to indulge in mindless godhra-2002 related drivel. However, their actual criticisms of the Modi regime were far more interesting and unique: One person said that: "With Modi govt grandstanding ,and taking hard approach against Pakistan in areas where it isn't even needed ,It is now politically unviable here to suggest having better terms in India. All this posturing , sabre rattling has given even more credibility to people like Hafiz Saeed/Hamid Gul and made people who were already under pressure for trying to have better relations with India even more isolated." Another said: "the administration can't control what its people are saying. Even people like Ajit Doval (who's supposed to be part of the think tank) can't keep a lid on things, and the Pakistani gov. is eating all of this stuff up because you've got people in the Indian gov. alluding to Indian involvement in terror attacks in Pakistan. All of this had has allowed Pakistan to let Lakhvi go, something which should have never happened if you guys had a smarter gov. Its a diplomatic failure, and shows this style of diplomacy doesn't work with Pakistan." And another said: "Military and ISI are back in the hotseat after Modi's remarks and they are certainly about to get much powerful in the country as the rhetoric increases. Even the hardcore liberals on twitter have been taken aback by the remarks" And in response to all the cross-border rhetoric following Myanmar, another said this: "It means to not get aggravated and annoyed... Pakistan civil government has an issue where there is no proper line of communication. Things don't get discussed and handled by a central command. In Pakistan if India or anyone does something then some government official will make the stupidest comments without thinking or talking to anyone.The Pakistani civil government is very dumb... this is why they are pawns and it is very easy to take advantage of them. Look at how the army handles these things, chill as fuck and just say as much as they have too and add in a snide comment." Now, these are interesting things to think about. Have our intelligence agencies and NSAs taken into account the pakistani internal political ramifications of our statements and stances?