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Article by EFSAS: A flicker of light at the end of the Kartarpur Corridor


Whilst the decision to open the corridor can indeed be considered a pivotal moment in the history of Indo-Pak relations, it would be naïve to disregard the political tensions lingering behind the arrangement. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s preference to remain on the Indian side of the Radcliffe line while other notable Indian officials – including Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and former Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh – celebrated on the Pakistani side of the border, was surely a deliberate decision indicating that any rapid breakthrough in the fractured relations between India and Pakistan is unlikely to be merely dependent on the construction of this corridor and should harbor demonstratable steps by Pakistan regarding terrorists and terrorist organizations operating on its soil against India.