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‘Imran Khan’s Bid To Project Abhinandan’s Release As A ‘Peace Gesture’ Has Failed’

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s bid to be seen as a statesman by releasing Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has not passed muster with either India or the international community. In a chat with Ashwin Ahmad, SNI’s Editor-in-Chief Nitin Gokhale and Editor Surya Gangadharan point out that pressure on social media and the complete isolation of Pakistan on the world stage on this issue, with even its “all weather” friend China providing a muted response, suggests that Islamabad would have had to release the Indian pilot soon anyway. With sympathies firmly with India and the fact that terrorism is now more of a global concern post-ISIS, the world has shown that it respects India’s right to strike back against terror strikes and that they are no longer fooled by Pakistan’s excuses.
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