Modi Has Become A Prisoner Of His Own Image
The reason for the brouhaha about isolating Pakistan is because the Modi government came to power on nationalist sentiment. In the aftermath of attacks such as Uri, it has to assuage its constituency that it will take tougher measures against Pakistan than the previous Congress government, whom it blames for being too soft on Islamabad. With crucial regional elections also coming up next year, the ruling party cannot to be seen as being unresponsive to the alleged Pakistani interference in Kashmir. In that sense, Modi has become a prisoner of his own image.