Shourie speaks: part 1

India''s disinvestment minister, Arun Shourie gave his views to the media at a breakfast during the CLSA conference.

How worried should we be by the decline in India's and Pakistan's relations

My own assessment is that it's a very serious situation. The question is how long we can sit back when our people are getting killed. In other countries, a few hundred are killed and the US feels it is appropriate to act. In our case over 61,000 people have been killed by terrorists. Little children are being gunned down. How long can we go on like this

I believe that the outcome will depend on America's response and what America does. The US certainly has every lever for disciplining Pakistan. If it uses those levers then things can swiftly revert to the...

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