Latest cables released by WikiLeaks revealed that Indian officials gave a bleak vision of Pakistan-India relations even if longstanding issues are resolved.
In a meeting on November 24, 2009, Indian Ministry of External Affairs Joint Secretary for Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran Affairs YK Sinha lamented Pakistan and India’s relations.
“Call me a cynic,” Sinha sighed, “but even if India were to lop off Kashmir and hand it on a platter to Pakistan, they would still find a reason to make trouble for us.”
Sinha said the composite dialogue with Pakistan was paused and would not resume until Pakistan takes “credible and verifiable measures” against terror directed at India.
“We have no benchmarks” for resumption, Sinha stated, adding that improvement in bilateral ties is not dependent on a single measure such as Pakistani action against Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) supremo Hafez Saeed.
He also said he was convinced that the LeT was “a creature of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and armed by the ISI.”
Sinha also said that Pakistan was not serious about bringing the Mumbai attack masterminds to justice “because the Pakistanis constantly interfere in the judicial process when it suits them to do so.”
With additional reporting by Naureen Aqueel.
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