In the opening pages of 'Staggering Forward: Narendra Modi and India’s Global Ambition,' author Bharat Karnad bluntly describes Modi’s foreign policy as “inept” and “short-sighted.”
“Pakistan has not been able to get the Indian part of Kashmir in four wars. A fifth war is not going to change that,” said former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States Husain Haqqani in a discussion on the legacy of India's partition.
A Kashmiri shopkeeper reacts as he sits alongside a flood-damaged garment shop at the Lal Chowk area in Srinagar on September 17, 2014. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)
A red boat, also called a "shikara" is anchored in calm waters at Dal Lake, Kashmir on November 1, 2013. (BOMBMAN/ Flickr)
A Kashmiri farmer walks in a paddy field on the outskirts of Srinagar on May 29, 2013. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)
A Kashmiri fisherman paddles his boat during sunset on Dal Lake in Srinagar on May 29, 2013. (Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman tends to her land in Kashmir, India on October 5, 2012. (patrikmloeff/Flickr)
A woman rows her shikara through the heavily polluted waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir on May 20, 2012.