A fifth round of Indo-Pak talks commenced on Mondar in New Delhi. There was no breakthrough at the parleys at Islamabad recently. In fact these talks were more for gauging Islamabad's approach after a new government in Pakistan. Further these talks have been resumed after quite some time, because of a phase of domestic events in Pakistan. However, what appears very important for the Kashmir issue, within the context of this dialogue engagement is: the time factor, knowledge of New Delhi's approach and mindset, inclusion of Kashmiri's in the talks, and signs of movement towards a positive ground situation.  Time is a crucial factor in this ongoing dialogue on Kashmir. It has been too long for not providing a visible direction, as to where the talks would lead to, in the near future. How can the Kashmiri people keep on celebrating a few CBM's and crossovers with a bus service plying in an area whose people feel they are one. On the other hand, Kashmir is still under the Indian gun with its occupation troops and a human rights situation. Time is running out. Maintaining such an abnormal ground situation with a dialogue that is not at all time bound could serve India's interest. It could also be defined as conflict management and "not" resolving the Kashmir issue. Although it has been said time and again, that the talks are for resolving the Kashmir issue. It was Chairman JKLF Yasin Malik who recently expressed that, "Historically, freedom movements achieve their purpose." It was also pointed out in a television talk show, that the Kashmir issue should be internationalised. But just how is that to be done? There is a need for intelligent thinking and a strategy. It could be termed as "the brain option". It is a crucial point in time for the Kashmiris. They have to think hard to provide a correct strategy with a unified stance, to get what they want. This is the right time. The Kashmiri representatives can employ dialogue with brain power to achieve their goal. It has been said that there could be an Indian effort to divide the Kashmiri representatives so it becomes important for the Kashmiris to be united and make the correct demands. Significantly chairmen of both the factions, Syed Ali Gillani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, in a first ever public appearance jointly made a call for Kashmiri Unity. Further, JKLF Chairman Yasin Malik and Chairman of People Conference Sajad Ghani Lone, were urged to come forward to help in achieving the goal collectively. It is in the forthcoming round of talks that New Delhi may positively shed light on its approach for a forward movement on Kashmir. As the new government in Islamabad has emphasised a shift from an earlier position.     Islamabad wants a more immediate inclusion of Kashmiri's in the talks. Earlier the inclusion was said to be at some specified time     Another significant point is that Islamabad is asking for a "meaningful dialogue". Therefore India should move from a silent stance to speeding up talks. Earlier when Islamabad had put forth a four-point agenda there was no Indian response. The dialogue on Kashmir is described as being stuck on the starting point? Also in the background is the suspicion that India wants to find a solution within the ambit of the Indian constitution. This does not augur well. It depicts a non-serious and unrealistic attitude. A senior APHC leader recently stated his opinion that for peace and stability in South Asia the resolution of the Kashmir issue on permanent basis is necessary. He cautioned that a 1990 " like revolution could take place, if seriousness for the resolution of the Kashmir issue is not shown. There is already a growing resentment from the Kashmiris on the situation of the human rights. Kashmiris express that CBMs are appearing to dissolve and are not resolving the issue. Once the level of confidence breaks, it will become even more difficult to solve it. The only way out is through dialogue for the peace and prosperity of the South Asian region. The writer is a free-lance journalist