Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai, continues to publicly incite violence against India. If you think it is only the ISI and Pakistan army supporting Saeed, you are wrong. The US decision to announce a $10 million bounty for more information to convict Saeed was openly decried by Pakistan’s parliamentarians, including Prime Minister Gilani.
With this kind of Pakistani attitude and beset with problems at home, Dr Singh can scarcely afford to unilaterally move on Pakistan. It takes two to tango, and Zardari, who has been unable to bring even his wife’s killers to justice, can deliver little without the assent of the Pakistan army. To add to the mess, Zardari’s prime minister is fighting a losing battle in the Supreme Court and could soon be behind bars. Dr Singh is thus unlikely to invest his dwindling political capital in this visit.