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Sri Lanka-Keeping Heads Empty

to have yet fully realised that their relationship is more than just a bilateral problem. Both will have to think in terms of the region as a unit or else they will continue to be part of the schemes of those who have already thought in such terms. The central question is whether we want to make the South Asian region and, thereby, the Indo-Pak relationship subservient to the big powers? If not, we must identify the powers capable of making an Indo-Pakistani accord a part of their world system; the . two governments should have no problem in identifying these powers. If this question is not faced squarely, we would be building only a sub-system of states presided over by one or more of the super powers. If that happens, agreements at high places like Simla and Murree would appear to be the small achievements of small people. Surely our subcontinent deserves better than that.

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