New Delhi, Nov 8: Tit for tat may not always work in strategic diplomacy and more so when India sends 'goodwill' gestures and missives to Pakistan.
These thoughts are likely to cross the minds of stakeholders and observers a day before the historic Kartarpur Corridor inauguration.
Will the Kartarpur Corridor finally happen according to plans?
Some sceptics are already saying in any bilateral agreement, there is also a 'provision' to suspend its operation in case of 'exigencies' including natural disasters.
Sources say all the peace gestures from India - during the Narendra Modi regime and even before - have been met with mere rhetoric, double standards and betrayal from Islamabad either under civilian government or military rulers.
The 'contradictory statements' emanating from Pakistan on various facets related to Kartarpur have made people either keep their lips shut or at best fingers crossed.
"It is a matter of faith and the government and the entire country is taking a leap of faith vis-a-vis paying obeisance at Kartarpur Sahib corridor," said a BJP source.
The ruling party and the central government feel "all will go as per plans".
They also point out that notwithstanding its hawkish image, the Modi government, too, in terms of giving scope to peace efforts with Pakistan has in the last five years time and again shown 'magnanimity', but things did not work according to plans. (UNI)