India and Pakistan have had hostile relations since the time of their independence. However, the recent remarks by Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during the second day of the Islamabad Security Dialogue, shows Pakistan’s willingness to pursue a détente with India. In the analysis of the statement made by the army chief, the author questions whether peace between the rival states is actually a possibility, and if Pakistan is going through a shift in its institutional thinking.
India’s national interests are pushing it to achieve hegemony in South Asia, forcing neighboring states to counter India’s influence and power.
Pakistan’s water crisis leaves the state at the edge of the precipice; primarily an agrarian economy, water is considered exceptionally indispensable to the Pakistani community.
What is MFN? Can it benefit trade between Pakistan and India? Or do the cons outweigh the pros? The article sheds light on these questions.