India has taken a stand. It will meet Pakistan's cowardly attacks with military might. India will not book a conference room in a glittering 5 star and invite Pakistani diplomats and its two-faced netas for dossier diplomacy.
45 years after embarking on a path of strategic restraint supposedly in an attempt to occupy the moral high ground, New Delhi has realised the futility of its approach. In this hard-knuckled age, nuance is often the first casualty.
After India's hard-edged diplomatic push Pakistan is lying against the ropes bruised and battered. But sadly despite the all too visible results, there are a few who want India to suddenly back down and consider dialogue.