Showmanship, no breakthrough

Print edition : January 22, 2016

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan greets Narendra Modi in Lahore on December 25. Photo: NYT

Modi speaks at the inauguration of the new parliament complex in Kabul as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani (centre) and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah (next to him) look on, on December 25. Photo: WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise stopover at Lahore is of a piece with his government’s blow-hot-blow-cold approach to Pakistan.
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