Pakistan is Terroristan' would have already become a top headline across TV channels and news websites, not to mention a top Twitter trend. And not merely because it makes for a great headline, but also for where it was said and by whom.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's speech at the ongoing session of the General Assembly. The language used in the reply is extremely strong, the kind of which I haven't seen in 15 years of covering diplomacy. It was also powerfully articulated by Eenam Gambhir, India's First Secretary at the Permanent Mission in New York.

"In its short history, Pakistan has become a geography synonymous with terror In a quest for the land of the pure, they have now become the land of pure terror. Pakistan is now 'Terroristan' with a flourishing industry producing and exporting global terrorism."

It is clear now that India sees no hope in trying to diplomatically engage with Pakistan. Consider for a moment what the new Pakistan Prime Minister told CNN in his first ever TV interview.

If the Prime Minister of Pakistan considers the fastest growing large economy on the planet to be an existential threat to his country, then what hope does diplomacy have? Who do we talk to? And what do we talk about?


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