Since the Treaty of Westphalia (1648) when the nation state system came into existence, sovereign countries have been negotiating and resolving their differences diplomatically. Before and after World War I and II, various global developments proved that diplomacy had been employed by the rival countries as a tool of blackmailing each other. Although after the elimination of the Cold War, blackmailing practice has continued in wake of modern world trends such as peaceful settlement of disputes, open diplomacy and international peace, yet India has broken all the previous record in blackmailing Pakistan in the aftermath of the Mumbai carnage. In this regard, India had sent a number of diplomatic missions to western capitals to convince them that Pakistan is officially behind the Mumbai catastrophe. As soon as the UNSC's Al-Qaeda-related committee added Pakistan-based Jamat-ud-Dawa and its leaders to the list of terrorists, Delhi had started increasing pressure on Islamabad. Indian PM Singh blamed Islamabad for "using terrorism as state policy." While saying that Islamabad failed to take appropriate actions and handover the culprits of Mumbai mayhem to India, New Delhi also mobilised its military troops coupled with the threat of surgical strikes as part of its blackmailing strategy. Both US and UK had been fully favouring Indian stance regarding Mumbai incident by exploiting its self-contradictory evidence, full of loopholes. Indian rulers had also rejected Pakistan's offer for joint investigation. The fact is that Indians were well-aware that any joint inquiry would expose the identity of either Hindu terrorists or Indian homegrown militants. In the recent past, Kasab, the lonely gunmen who was arrested during Mumbai mayhem, disclosed in an Indian court that the police had forced him to give a statement against Pakistan. Therefore his recent statement has endorsed Indian blame game against Islamabad. Meanwhile, Pakistan's successful military operations have surprised the international community as our armed forces flushed out the Taliban from Swat, Dir and Buner, dismantling their command and control system within weeks. The ongoing operations which have also started in South Waziristan have allayed West's apprehensions that the militants advancement will result in total control of Pakistan by these insurgents with the nuclear weapons in their hands. It is owing to these developments that the US and European high officials have been highly appreciating Pakistan's armed forces, donating million of dollars for the IDPs. Presently the positive image of Pakistan has irked the eyes of New Delhi. Despite their diplomatic defeat, Indian leaders had still been blackmailing Islamabad in some other way. In this connection, on June 16 this year, while meeting with Zardari on the sidelines of Shangai Cooperation Summit, Singh agreed for talks between their foreign secretaries, but only to discuss the steps taken on either side to deal with terrorism. Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar has made it clear that dialogue between the two courtiers will focus on New Delhi's concerns to see as to "what steps has Islamabad taken against the terrorists," relating to the Mumbai carnage. According to sources, secretary level talks between India and Pakistan may start in the near future. In this respect, the foreign ministers of the two countries already met on June 26 in Italy during G-8 conference. Although political experts are taking their dialogue and forthcoming meetings of Indo-Pak diplomats as a good gesture, yet no major breakthrough is expected in Indian intransigence which has already hardened its stance, asking Islamabad to first resolve the issue of terrorism regarding the culprits of Mumbai. Earlier on June 24, Shankar handed over Shahid Malik, Pakistan High Commissioner, the arrest warrants for 22 Pakistanis involved in Mumbai attacks which also includes Hafiz Saeed who was set free by the order of LHC. On the other side, recently, Pakistan's Federal Minister for Interior, Rehman Malik said that Pakistan would not handover any individual to India, re-iterating that Delhi has not yet provided appropriate information and a copy of the statement given by Kasab in the court. Recently, Obama including other European leaders have been emphasising India to re-start talks with Islamabad. Hence, Indian rulers are only showing to the world that they are willing to discuss all related disputes with Pakistan, but latest development indicates that Indian diplomats are likely to focus on the matter of terrorism in connection with Mumbai attacks as a pre-condition to the talks on other issues. No doubt, Indian soft attitude is based upon its shrewd diplomacy, making its willingness for dialogue a farce as it still blackmails Pakistan. The writer is a foreign affairs analyst E-mail: