British Prime Minister David Cameron who arrived in Mumbai on Tuesday for a three-day visit was fulsome in his praise of Indo-UK bilateral relations saying, “India’s rise is going to be one of the great success stories of this century and Britain wants to be its partner of choice”. But at the same time, he expressed his concern over prevailing tension in Indo-Pak ties in the wake of recent Line of Control violations claiming several lives. Cameron went on to caution Pakistan to adopt a positive attitude for peace and two-way trade with its SAARC partner assuring India of its cooperation to maintain peace in the South Asian region. It is understandable that while in India, British premier would say words to the effect that could score some brownie points with his hosts, he should realise the fact that virtually nothing would work to normalise Indo-Pak equation until Kashmir’s resolution. After all, the nuclear flashpoint remains an unfinished agenda of Britain’s hurried departure from the Subcontinent. True the West and the US need India as an ally for multiple reasons, yet, they should not belittle Pakistan’s role as a frontline state in the ongoing war against terrorism. Pakistan, in fact, deserves a preferential treatment. One hopes Mr Cameron would bring home to the Indian leadership the urgency of resolving the core dispute.