We have ended up countenancing a militarisation of our foreign policy and diplomacy. Are we comfortable with the idea of a general usurping the political leader’s prerogative?
Within Pakistan, a quasi-democratic government structure is expected to continue, though very much under the army’s heel.
Recent remarks by the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations make evident that the Pakistani civilian leadership has no control over the country’s domestic and foreign policies, and that the army is, in fact, in charge.
The foray into politics of the Milli Muslim League party, which is loyal to Hafiz Saeed, is a key step in a military-proposed plan to mainstream militant groups.
While the army will likely continue to use the judiciary as a pawn and wield power from behind the scenes, it remains to be seen if any other leader can stand up to it.
The best way to pay homage to those who lost their lives fighting in Kargil is to remember what was learnt and incorporate that in future practice – something India is yet to do.
The Pakistani army has also released a second video in which he reiterated his ‘confession’ of being involved in fomenting terror and sectarian actvities.
A top army official said today that the assaults were carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting infiltration inside India.
The withdrawal of the April 29 tweet by the army could mean the two power centres in Pakistan have arrived at a settlement.
The recent beheading of two Indian soldiers deserves a hard response, but one that goes beyond purely tactical gains.
The Pakistan army’s public rejection of Nawaz Sharif’s decision to sack top aide Tariq Fatemi reveals the extent it goes to protect its control over the country’s national security and foreign policies.
Pakistan has said Chandu Babulal Chavan was being returned in a “goodwill gesture”.
As the crisis in bilateral relations persists, there are signs that India’s doctrinal shift is on the verge of being outmanoeuvred by Pakistan’s swift, adaptive responses.
General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday.
Aziz is scheduled to attend the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Amritsar in December, which will be the first high level visit since the external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj travelled to Pakistan last year for the same meeting.
India’s political objectives of dissuading Pakistan from cross-border infiltration and terrorism are unlikely to be consummated by modest punitive strikes.
Modern psychology and ancient political philosopher Kautilya’s writings can help India craft a new approach in ties with Pakistan.
India’s close-mouthed approach is allowing Rawalpindi to save face by denying the strikes altogether, saving itself from having to explain India’s ingress into its territory.
There is one inescapable problem: it’s hard, if not impossible, to judge a strategy that is designed to remain hidden.
How internal discord in the Muttahida Qaumi Movement could spell doom for Pakistan’s maximum city.
The Pakistani army will probably always be suspicious of Nawaz Sharif when he talks to his Indian counterpart.
One day after India condemned Pakistan for its “forcible and illegal occupation” of Gilgit Baltistan, General Raheel Sharif has leapt into the ongoing verbal duel between the two countries.