Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

The writer is editor, India’s National Security Annual Review, and former professor of diplomacy at JNU, New Delhi

Every time Pakistan says it wants to talk about Kashmir, India finds itself on the back foot.

The “Budgetometer” and its elsewhere equivalent played the real hero — caught in between the ecstatic urge to give a 10-plus and the understandably unreasonable rush in search of a negative score, it