An India-Pakistan Diplomatic Test Match

Once again, as in 2005, a cricket match has revived dialogue between India and Pakistan. While there are no guarantees that this time will be different, leading to improved bilateral relations hope dies last for both sides.

LAHORE – In 2005, during a visit to Islamabad, I met Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and told him of a conversation I had had with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India. The Indian leader, whom I have known for years, had said that he wanted better relations with Pakistan as one his legacies.