I will say this - Modi is scoring self goals after self goals. From being taken for a royal ride by the Pakis to losing the perception battle in the country. We ripped apart MMS on Sharm-el-sheikh but not a squeak about Modi on inviting an ISI team on an Indian AFB and then allowing them to piss on our face and smirk. How we were rejoicing and expecting 15 years of BJP rule from 2014, now retaining 200 seats in 2019 looks tough if he keeps on doing the Manmohan act.
My take is that through this kind of a "humiliation" of ModiJi, they hope that is weakened so drastically at home, that Sonia Gandhi will come to power and they will get a more favorable negotiating partner. I put humiliation in quotes because in any other country, it will be TSP that will be pilloried, but now, Congoons and other traitors will go after ModiJi. Whether this will weaken ModiJi internally that BJP will be trounced in 2019 is something we will have to see and in any case, not the topic of this thread.
Having said that, it is ModiJi and ModiJi alone to blame for this fiasco. His initial red lines on harried rats and terror was the correct approach. He should have set benchmarks on 26/11, and said that unless 26/11 is addressed, no engagement, and even if engagement resumes, only under these red lines.
But gradually, ModiJi was subjected to lots of pushes and pulls, and he gradually diluted those positions and became MMS redux. Shameful to see India in this position after the initial robust BSF response to TSP provocations along the LoC, showing the Harried rats their place etc.