Where will India-Pakistan relations go from here?

Aug 21, 02:00 AM

With both PM Modi and Imran Khan talking to President Trump about Kashmir and Pakistan's efforts to make the issue international, we unpack how relations between the two countries have deteriorated and how they are likely to develop.

Tensions between India and Pakistan, which escalated with the Pulwama incident and ensuing Balakot airstrike, have now soured after Indian government's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status. Pakistan has been trying to internationalize the issue but after the recent snub by the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan has said that it will approach the International Court of Justice. Why is it that Pakistan has escalated the Kashmir issue? What strategic game is PM Imran Khan playing? And with no meaningful peace talks held between the two countries for years- where will India-Pakistan relations go from here? Shubhajit Roy, who reports on foreign affairs for the Indian Express, joins us to take a wider look at relations between the two countries.