The on-off nature of talks with Pakistan shows how poorly we have strategised on the issue. This time the talks are off because the Pakistani high commission in Delhi talked to the separatist Hurriyat leaders. The next time it could be something else. The problem is we are not sure why we are talking to Pakistan at all (For public consumption? For making our position on issues clear to the other side?). And we are not sure why we break off talks (any passing incident will do). I am sure the talks will resume within the next 12 months, but once more we won't know why we are doing it. Narendra Modi is on the same wrong track as the UPA on Pakistan. India has always been poor in defining its strategic focus. The problem is we know <em>our</em> end-goal (which is to get Pakistan to at least accept the part of Kashmir we currently hold as ours, even if they don't return the parts they hold). But we don't know - or pretend not to know - what they want. We are permanently in denial about their unholy intentions.