The winds of uncertainty are blowing faster than ever. The way tempers are on a high and the talk of severe action goes up, there is a likelihood of it all flaring up. Once again the clouds of war talk are looming large. And in simple terms it means a huge challenge for the region to contain these winds and refuse it to take any malignant turn. The leadership of the region, not just the two countries – India and Pakistan – is faced with a huge responsibility; to take the charge of the situation and stop the things from sliding into any violent terrain. The immediate task is to assuage the tempers, and then dig into the root of the problem. Why, after all, this region is pushed into such problem time and again. Why any attempts at peace finally meet a failure. Why an extended attempt to bring the relations between the two countries is finally brought to naught by carrying out some violent action. Why, in spite of all the institutional mechanism being in place, the elements that think otherwise succeed in scuttling the things. These are the questions that need a deeper reflection. In this reflection there is need to engage all, and also learn from past experiences. There is also a need to bring in the wisdom of global practices in this regard. In the kind of situation that we are currently passing through it is crucial that leadership at all levels comes in with its input. It is not just the governments that are faced up with this difficult challenge, it’s is to be equally shared by all. This is an unusual situation and it requires an unusually high dose of wisdom and sagacity. It is a matter that pertains the entire region, because the fall out of any untoward turn, would not limit itself to just one area, or a particular pocket of population. It is bound to spill over and take all into its ill effects. One can only pray that this region lives in peace, and the problems are solved amicably, and in a just manner.