American snarls drive Pakistan into leaning heavily on China. Yet, more US boots in Afghanistan might require a rapprochement with Rawalpindi.
Some men in uniform are born with destiny and others with a burden. No Napoleon here, Pakistan’s new army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, belongs to the latter category. A pending war on terror, a changing geo-political environment and a tense domestic environment—there is much that the new commander has to cater to.
The beginning of the Russia-Pakistan joint war games at the end of September in Pakistan, involving a total of 200 troops (70 Russians and 130 Pakistanis), had the strategic community in Pakistan beaming
The Balochistan insurgency is riddled with inner contradictions, interruptions and capacity issues. India will be over-exposed by investing in it.
Pathankot has put another obstacle in the way of peace initiatives between India and Pakistan and prudence is the only remedy in sight
The emergency insulates the Pak army—only the militancy will gain from it