Pak fixation can be counterproductive

Our focus should be on things that can propel us towards our long-term goal of becoming a major world power

Premvir Das

Seventy one years after independence, India continues to be fixated with Pakistan. Every day, our TV channels and newspapers give much more space to this neighbour than to all others put together. The smallest negative about the country — for example, the recent sacking of an Ahmadi economic advisor — has our media in a frenzy. Possibly the reverse is equally true.   India and Pakistan have fought each other four times. In all of them, we have emerged the victor. In 1971, we broke that adversary into half. So, even if they have a simmering anger, there is no ...