The only option

Sir, — The Government's strategy of "coercive diplomacy" is the only option to get the desired results vis-a-vis Pakistan and terrorism. In addition to upping the ante in terms of rhetoric, any act of retribution must be on the economic front so that Pakistan feels the pinch. A temporary stopping of the Indus waters to Pakistan will not be a bad first step. But we must not forget diplomacy. A war will result in tremendous loss, both economically and in terms of life. Losses that will be far greater than in the past 12 years of militancy.

Suren M., Coimbatore

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