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" On 22 March, Khalid Mohammed Omar Ali,he has brought a section of Kashmiris together. No one would be targeted for being who they are. The four who finished above him are in the top-5 in the world in the latest IAAF rankings.solution? And this may be part of a pressure tactic on Pakistan But what strikes you most about this argument is its unrepentant sense of hubris Does anyone have a credible basis for saying what the character of successor states in Afghanistan will be like Is there any reason to think that stoking more nationalisms may not create unintended instabilities in the regionincluding the demonstration effect it might have on Kashmir Is there any reason to think that this solution will make a dent in the thicket of cultures of violence that now characterise the region Has any power in the region been able to control the consequences of its own actions All the strategic talk has a surreal quality to italmost as if it were the next move in a video game The relations between intention and actionends and meansinstruments and goalscosts and benefits seem to all be obscured by the self-satisfaction that we are at least making a next move In our frustration we should not readily jump to whatever happens to be the next alternative thrown out by Washington pundits It might seem like a weakness to our bravado-driven strategic communitybut India has done itself great service by playing within its limitations as a power; it should not be tempted into actions whose consequences it cannot control And our newfound enthusiasm for Pashtun nationalism would have been more credible if it had come before rather than after it has become a subject of talk in Washington circles Fourthand most tragicallyQureshis posturing portends ill for the people of Pakistan It once again decisively reminds us that the move towards genuine civilian control and democratisation of foreign policy in Pakistan remains a pipe dream We may diplomatically finesse minor movement in the talksbut there is no getting away from the fact that the trust deficit has deepened But there are deeper dangers As K Subrahmanyam has pointed outhubris leads to a greater risk of misjudgmentand the regime in Pakistan may now be tempted to try new moves The source of Pakistans current confidence is its ability to regain strategic depth in Afghanistan But the phrase strategic depth needs be given an Orwellian reading For the great tragedy for the Pakistani people has been that what the army thinks of as strategic depth is actually the digging of a hole right through the heart of Pakistan The Pakistani people think of themselves as victims of terrorism and refugee flows; but these have been a direct consequence of their states doctrine of strategic depth And the Pakistani states engagement with Afghanistan is going to exacerbate this problem not solve it The so-called quest for strategic options has become a game too clever by half in most strategic establishments For a minor example consider Chinaa power juggernaut that seems to be unstoppable But there is evidence that Chinese over-reach has backfired North Korea may be a strategic assetbut Chinas unwillingness or inability to rein it in has diminished its lustre as a power capable of exercising leadership A year ago all talk in Asia was how the US would have to accommodate China; now all the talk is about hedging The sense of fear it projected was perhaps responsible for handing the Americans the Okinawa base on a platter This is just a small example of how strategic establishments work on their momentumnot on foresight South Asias tragedy is that it has a statePakistanwhose military establishment is besotted with a culture of strategic depth even at the cost of the ruination of their own country It has two superpowers who continue to feed this military machineunder the delusion that some strategic purpose is being achieved Qureshi was disquieting not because he offered a diplomatic slightbut because he reminded us how much a fatal combination of self-delusion and hubris is still governing our destinies Perhaps we need a deconstruction of strategic cultures rather than revelling in them The writer is presidentCentre for Policy ResearchDelhi [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 9 2017 8:56 pm MS Dhoni has been named as the wicketkeeper-batsman for India in the Champions Trophy squad Related News As MS Dhoni was included in India’s 15-man Champions Trophy squad despite question marks over his form with the bat BCCI chairman of selectors MSK Prasad lauded the former skipper for what he brings to the table with his glove work ENTIRE SQUAD ANALYSED Prasad avoided answering question on MS Dhoni’s performance with the bat but opted to focus on what he offersas a wicketkeeper and as a ‘deputy’ to captain Virat Kohli “How many of us believe this fact that MSD is still the best wicketkeeper in the world We still believe he is still the best wicketkeeper We are only focusing on his batting form” he said after the team was announced MUST READ |Champions Trophy: Selectors play it safe announce experienced India squad to defend title inEngland “He is an invaluable asset to this team when it comes to crunch situations (On) his inputs he has got one of the best brains and he is the best person to guide Virat Not many people realise that in the last 10 to 15 years that he has been playing for the country he has never had a bad day with the wicketkeeping gloves We (the country) always treat him more like a batsman but the phenomenal stuff that he does behind the wickets… not many people appreciate it” he added WATCH VIDEO: MS Dhoni dismisses Dinesh Karthik with a spot-on throw on to the stumps When questioned whether Dhoni’s batting form was considered in the selection process Prasad said “According to me he is still the best wicketkeeper in the world” The team combination is not yet certain so Dhoni’s batting order is not clear “That is up to the combination and let the team management decide that” he concluded For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related News and awarding of the contracts. 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