RajeshA ji and Anujan ji,
My point was we should not shy away from trading with Pakis where its beneficial for us. We shouldn't constrain ourselves to the logic that until all problems are solved we'll not trade with Paki stan thinking that trade might put more money in TSPA's kitty. I don't believe that if we didn't trade with them, and Paki economy were to suffer even more, they will will somehow decide to make less N-bombs. The Paki piskology was amply clarified by Bhutto - "even if we have to eat grass, we will make nuclear bomb
". The whole country is eating grass but they are still producing bombs at a faster pace than the rest of N powers. LaWhori logic!
Pakis should be treated just like Bangladesh, with even lesser concessions. We should leave it to the private sector as to how much risk they want to take in order to get access in Paki stan. The Paki logic that solve Kashmir else no trade, no access to A'stan and Central Asia has miserably failed. They had hoped that this way Indian economy will suffer, it turned out India did just fine while it was pakis whose gdp growth is now almost equal to their population growth. Even though trade is mutually beneficial and shouldn't be called a concession from Pakis (many western "analysts" have been saying so), in reality Its they who are changing their policy.
Paki exports to India are some $300 million, that is 16 years after we gave them MFN. We should understand that's pretty much their level!
On the other hand, even though we could only export items on the positive list, we exported over $2.3 billion directly and many more times through Dubai / Singapore after getting the labels changed from Made in India to something else. Its said that our trade with Pakis will be $10 billion by 2015. Given that Pakis only export textile/apparel and some food grains for which there was already a level playing field and BD is probably more competetive than Pakis at the former, Pakis still won't be able to do any better. Its our exports that are going to increase. We were open for business since 1996, its the Pakis who opened the market now.
Railways may lease out 50 locomotives to Pakistan
railways is likely to give at an approximate rate of Rs 1500 per hour per locomotive of 3000 HP to Pakistan for leasing purpose.