I'm cautiously optimistic there is enough resilience to carry dialogue forward.
This is a major proposal - it can't be implemented overnight. There has to be coordination, mechanisms for screening people who come across.
There is a symbolism in the attack. It seems to be an attempt to sow discord when civil society on both sides is showing greater compassion.
It moves in the direction that we are hoping it will take, but there may be no agreement yet on doctrine and strategy about no first use or nuclear parity. It is modest but encouraging.
I do not recollect in the public domain such an explicit commitment to nuke China. I'm sure it will have antennae up in China.
A stable democratic government in Afghanistan is the larger strategic objective. The intention is to ensure that Afghanistan does not become in any way a haven supporting radicalism and terrorism, as it had in the Taliban time. Helping Afghanistan to consolidate would be in India's interest.
We now have a better appreciation of the linkages in such terror attacks and a better assessment of how to articulate it in public.