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It’s been almost two weeks now since Justin Trudeau lit that fire over the Nijjar killing. What should the next steps be from the Narendra Modi government now? Let’s divide this into two planes.
On one plane, the Modi government should press on as it is doing now. On the other, it would be wise to declare truce, call “troops” to the barracks, and not risk adding spark and fuel to what is a long-dead fire.
The first is the response to international questioning and criticism by Canada and allies. This, the diplomats led by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar are handling more than adequately. They should continue to do so. It helps, of course, that there is near unanimity