The vital security relationship with India is becoming more complex, in the wake of the vast destruction Pakistan experienced in the recent earthquake. The enormous physical damage to the Pakistani military—government complex is matched by the massive moral damage —— a military and government exposed as incompetent and corrupt before the world.
Last week, Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns visited New Delhi for talks widely noticed in Indian media, and almost not at all in American media. President Bush plans to visit India next February, which may finally prod our media into a realization of the importance of what is transpiring between the two countries, a relationship of tremendous importance for which President Bush can claim much well—deserved credit.
Indian commentary on the Burns visit can be viewed here, here, here, here, and here.
N.S. Rajaram 10 25 05