Saying that a change in Pakistan’s mindset is needed for a positive outcome of relations with India, a noted expert on Friday opined, unless this “change” happens, dialogues will not yield any result.
“Pakistan is searching for its identity. Anti-India is in Pakistan’s DNA. In context of relations with India, Pakistan needs to change its mindset. Till it does not change its mindset, I do not think much is going to come out of any dialogue,” Tilak Devashar, an expert on the issue whose book ‘Pakistan-Courting the Abyss’ was released in Jaipur, said.
He said dialogue must happen, but Pakistan “should be positive”.
Pakistan largely depends on the Indus river system for water and the country is looking at a water crisis, Devashar said, warning that the situation may lead to immigration from that country.
The writer, who was a special secretary in the Government of India, claimed that the recruitment pattern of the Pakistani Army had changed.
“Recruitments were from the region from where non-State organisations and terror outfits also recruited their men,” he said.
He said the spurring of terrorism in the region and the army domination in Pakistan were responsible for not bringing about a change in the mindset that has led the country to the abyss.