Wars need to be ended, not stopped. There’s a difference between the two. We’ve fought four wars with Pakistan so far, but each time we stopped before we could complete the war. We ought to have let the war run its course the first time in 1948 itself. We could’ve won the war then, without losing more than hundred thousand lives that we’ve lost ever since. Even in 1971, we completed the war on our eastern borders for Bangladeshis, but failed to do so for ourselves on the western borders.
After more than seventy years, the issue of Kashmir lingers on, and continues to be exploited, both by vested interests outside the country AS WELL AS INSIDE. Mumbai attack on 26/11 is a classic example of this. Quite like the issue of Kashmir, the next of kin of victims of 26/11 also continue to wait for a closure. Nothing much, except the ridiculous and failed dossier diplomacy, has been done to heal those wounds.
And hence it remains- 26/11 UNFORGIVEN