Nawaz Sharif having expressed his intentions of improving relations with India will try to give trade a big push. Yet, one should not expect policy changes related to terrorism targeted at India or its aversion to India’s presence in Afghanistan.
Chairperson: Dr Ashok Behuria
Discussants: Shri Rana Banerji and Professor Kalim Bahadur
In a nation beleaguered by a multitude of problems ranging from a deteriorating law and order situation to massive power cuts and a sliding economy, Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has become a beacon for change.
The strategic outlook of the political, bureaucratic and military elites in Pakistan was shaped by historical exigencies, geopolitical location, Pakistan's self-perception, and its Islamic credentials
The elimination of Osama, though a great feat by the US special forces, will largely be a symbolic event – terrorism is unlikely to end and the situation in Af-Pak is not likely to improve.
Chairperson: Professor Partho Ghosh
Discussants: Professor Kalim Bahadur & Professor Savita Pande
Development prospects and economic growth in Pakistan, like in most other countries, will hinge on securing sustainable energy supplies.
Chairperson: Shri R Banerji
Discussants: Prof. Kalim Bahadur and Prof. Savita Pande