Political discourse in India responds to frenzy, sensationalism and hype. It is a narrative driven overwhelmingly by personalities and identities and less by facts, figures and logic. We first identify the individual, codify his status and then proceed to classify his commentary, regardless of its merits to correlate with his standing.
Read any Pakistani newspaper on any given day and you will find a series of articles on the country’s deteriorating relations with the United States. The Donald Trump Administration, unlike its predecessors, without mincing words, has accused Pakistan of supporting cross-border terrorism in Afghanistan and other countries in the region, in a clear reference to Pakistan sponsored terrorism in India.