Who is to blame for Pakistan failing?
For all Indian leaders through the generations, Pakistan arouse convoluted feelings. On one hand, it is a competitor and a problem for the idea of India, but, on the other, a failing Pakistan is a terrifying prospect, because that would surely destablise India. Today's Indian leaders are possibly different from the previous generation, who may feel no connection to Karachi or Lahore and come to regard Pakistan as a different country. At least they are more capable of some self-interested sincerity in the Indian approach to Pakistan, because they, more than anyone else in the world, do not want it to become a hotbed of anarchy and terrorism. However, the Pakistani elite and their Western sponsors continue to dig themselves in deeper holes, and India is surely becoming a hapless spectator, and a victim, of this unfolding tragedy.