Militant attacks could hurt India/Pakistan relations
Pakistan’s government says it’s using info provided by India to investigate Saturday attacks by militants on an Indian air force base near their shared border. The assault killed seven Indian security personnel. The incident comes as the rival nations move towards “reconciliation talks”. Islamabad wants the talks to go forward, but New Delhi is waiting on the investigation and Pakistan’s response. India suspects the attack was planned by the Pakistani militant group, Jaish-e-Mohammed. Also on Saturday, attackers died in a gunfight at an airfield in the town of Pathankot - also on the India/Pakistan border. And on Monday, Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, briefed Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, on an attack on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif. Sumit Ganguly is professor of Indian Cultures and Civilizations and director of the Center on American and Global Security at Indiana University-Bloomington. He’ll share his thoughts on the skirmishes and what they could mean for India’s relations with Pakistan and Afghanistan.