Given the restrictions of track-I and track-II led dialogues as an option for the Prime Ministers to break the ice, and make substantial progress, perhaps it is useful to invest in silent back channel diplomacy. Let us not demonize this option
In the Indo-Pak context, are are there “big ticket items”, which could change the current cyclic pattern between India and Pakistan? Alternatively, are there low hanging fruits? This commentary looks into Cross-LoC interactions as a low hanging J&K fruit.
Gen Bajwa has been appointed as the new Chief of Pakistan’s Army. His predecessor’s (Gen Raheel Sharif) balance sheet on domestic and external fronts is complex. Though Sharif’s contribution to internal security are eulogised (rightly so on certain crucial issues), for an external observer, especially from India, what he leaves for Gen Bajwa is a tough legacy.
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