A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians sit around it while attending a gathering to mourn in New Delhi-AP

A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians sit around it while attending a gathering to mourn in New Delhi-AP

A wreath and candles are placed on a road as Indians sit around it while attending a gathering to mourn in New Delhi-AP

With the Israeli elections appr-oaching and Prime Mini-ster Benjamin Netany-ahu’s anti-Obama address to the joint US Congress on Iran, there is an air of unreality to the whole exercise.

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