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In a rare and candid admission, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recently accepted complicity in the Kargil misadventure in 1999. It requires real courage and conviction for any leader to admit to mistakes.
There is no denying that Kejriwal is a man of good intentions who wants to make a genuine effort to provide good and transparent governance. The average person, not only in Delhi, but throughout the country, genuinely wants him to succeed, as they feel that he has the potential to change the face of Indian politics. So, how can Kejriwal meet expectations? For starters, he could change his leadership style.
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Both Modi and Nawaz should learn from the former Indian prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who showed statesmanship by offering a 'hand of friendship' to Pakistan by agreeing to revive the cricketing ties, despite the unfortunate Kargil incident.
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There are several instances when the Pakistani army has put a spoke in the wheel when the two countries tried to improve ties. The Lahore Declaration signed by Atal Behari Vajpayee and Nawaz Sharif was followed by the Kargil War. The recent agreement between Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif in Ufa to improve the bilateral relations between the two neighbours was followed by an escalation at the border... However, two unrelated events in Pakistan have given some hope that the civil society there wants cordial relations with India.
Pradip Baijal, former chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, has alleged in a self-published book that he was targeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the 2G scam because he...