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It would appear that the best one can hope for is to accept a state of the uneasy calm or strategic distancing as the new normal in bilateral relations. The scars of terrorism run deep. As indeed do the scars of mistrust. As a former Indian prime minister said, it is difficult when "the other side shakes hands with us over the table, but kicks our shins from below." You can shake hands with someone only if they unclench their fist.
Whether or not Modi's visit will thaw the relationship between two nations or not, only time will tell. However, it does provide lessons on leadership which can be adapted to the business context. A life in the world of business is riddled with uncertainties and thorny relationships that must be circumvented to achieve what is right for the stakeholders.
NEW DELHI — Against the backdrop of two back-to-back attacks in Jammu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif that an atmosphere free of terror and violence is r...