Terrorist Attacks on Afghanistan are facing a microscope as Pakistan Army complicity in harbouring Afghan Taliban gets highlighted, by the barbaric Peshawar attack. Fazlullah or Haqquani are in the same abomination business.
The extension of American presence in Afghanistan, will stymie the use of Afghan Taliban against India. The main arbitrage seeker of Political Islam remains Pakistan Army.
Peshawar changed nothing besides some mealy mouthed public posturing.
For India, overt and covert wall is the short term solution. Long-term interests will include Afghanistan and United States. India under extrovert Modi will learn to swing in the big league between Obama, Putin and Xi.
For India it will be a tense winter as Security Establishment battens down the hatches against the Punjabi Taliban and Hafiz Saeed's. Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh and Manohar Parrikar will have to merge babu kingdoms of PMO, MHA, MoD and MEA to deal with covert plausible denial attacks by Pakistan in Kashmir, and beyond in Indian Cities.
Strategic environment remains adverse, and India must make the best of the Oil price windfall to fund tactical security reform, tactics, training and equipment, internal and external.