During the same period, jihadi terror victimised the length and breadth of the country. The targets of this terror escalated from sub-urban trains in Mumbai in 2006, to religious places and cities across the country in 2007. These then metamorphosed in the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. It was a 'war' waged by Pakistan in the guise of non-state actors.
Most coastal countries are acutely concerned about this new paradigm of war introduced by Pakistan and are formulating response strategies to such attacks. India, however, continues to place its faith on diplomacy and politics, which so far has neither deterred nor altered the strategic discourse of Pakistan.
On the contrary, the policy makers in Pakistan have mastered the art of using diplomatic and cultural exchanges as subterfuge or even a tool of their 'proxy war' against India.
Image: People shout anti-Pakistani slogans during a rally celebrating the sentencing of Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab in Mumbai on May 6, 2010.