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India-Pakistan: Contours of Relationship


Even after about 70 years of separation, India and Pakistan continue to live in the prison of the past. The rhetoric of partition is still alive in the memory of the people of both the countries. They have constructed fixed, unchanging and competing images for each other. While Pakistan became an Islamic Republic, India adopted secularism, thereby, negating the two-nation theory. The ‘differences’ along with memories of partition has made Indian and Pakistani to remain in permanent hostile situation. The leaders of the two countries try to settle their disputes but fails because of lack of support from their social and political institutions. Since its coming into power in 2014, the NDA government under the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has managed to engage the Pakistani establishment, despite many problems between the two countries. This article tries to highlight upon the contours of relationships post-2014.


Balochistan, Bharatya Janata Party (BJP), ISI, Partition, RAW, Pathankot, India, Pakistan


Author Biography

Devika Mittal

Pursuing Ph.D from Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics

Amit Ranjan

A Delhi-based independent researcher


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