The majority of the people, they think it's an asset. His relationship with the U.S. is very good and that will be helpful.

He has the advantage of geography, of terrain, of a tribal society which will give him cover and which will show him the loyalty. So, unless somebody betrays him or by chance he is caught, it may be very difficult.

He believed that Muslim countries had been thwarted over the years while others, like Israel and India, were allowed freer rein. From a Western perspective, he cheated in stealing designs, but from his point of view, he did what was necessary to achieve his goal for the country.

India has global ambitions, which the United States is supporting, so it is building up its military capabilities. This gives rise to Pakistani insecurity, and as a consequence, it feels it has to try and keep up.

The environment and attitude on both sides are much better than they were two years ago.

The human aspect could have prevailed, everything could have been set aside and acted as an anchor for the great leap they could have taken politically. But they have been the prisoners of the past.

The U.S. has confidence in him, he has credibility with the Western world and he is liberal in his thinking. He understands the damage that extremism and religious fanaticism has done to this country.

We can't undo the deals already signed between India and Israel but the thinking is to try to influence future deals.

But there are of course certain people, an important segment, which think he has compromised too much.