Every time India reaches out the hand of peace, some dastardly characters intent on blood answer with terror from Pakistan. It's not shocking anymore; it has to be something beyond that. For Pakistan, the more the things change, the more they remain the same, an aphorism which surmises the history of our frustration.
It's an uneasy second night in Pathankot as amid the cold our braves who've already lost 7 of their number hunker down to neutralise 2 more terrorists that were hiding in the undergrowth after the 4 from the first squad were killed last evening. We as country have been attacked. It's not the first time; unfortunately it's unlikely to be the last. Pakistan has been exposed before the world, for what it sponsors, for what it allows to breed in its backyard.
A befitting reply has been promised, but what and against whom? Can Pak continue to deny another dossier of proof? Is it now not incumbent on Pakistan to act in good faith and nail the masterminds if it claims that these terrorists were non-state actors? Or are factions in the Pak army intent on scuttling the peace being allowed to get away with it? Who's betrayed India and our prime minister's unprecedented leap of faith, the general or Nawaz.