In the offing (idiom): Likely to happen or appear soon. (शीघ्र ही होनेवाला)
Synonyms: Imminent, Impending, Looming, Forthcoming
Antonyms: Improbable, Distant, Unlikely, Escapable
Example: Ram was happy that exams were finished and the course was in the offing.
Whenever Pakistan starts to speak the language of peace, it raises hackles in India because it seems evident that something unusual is in the offing and overtures are primarily there to bait India.