Tilak Devasher

The writer retired as special secretary in the cabinet secretariat, Government of India.

Articles By Tilak Devasher

India’s abrogation of Article 370 is an opportunity for Pak to redefine its nationalism

There is no doubt that for the Pakistani leadership, and especially the army, to reduce the salience of, let alone jettison, the Kashmir cause would be extremely difficult, unpopular and politically dangerous.

Pakistan’s violations of international covenants in Kulbhushan Jadhav case have come crashing down

In Pakistan’s delusional parallel universe, victory has been claimed on two grounds: Jadhav’s death sentence was not annulled and the ICJ did not order his release. Some have even claimed that by not releasing Jadhav, the ICJ has accepted that he is a terrorist and that implicitly India is a state sponsoring terrorism!

Lt General Hameed’s task is cut out: ensure things do not get out of control in Pakistan

With Pakistan’s economy in dire straits and rising political tensions, the ‘internal security’ expertise of the new ISI chief could come into play.

Play the long game

Modi government should maintain the pressure on Pakistan and its PM

Pulwama strike mirrors changes in the dynamic in Kashmir, Pakistan and the region

Pulwama tragedy signals a significant escalation in terrorism in the Kashmir Valley. Given the type, target and the scale of the attack, it seems obvious that this was done at the behest of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

Lacklustre century

Imran Khan’s first 100 days in office have been marked by U-turns, lack of strategy and direction.

Hardliners on the ballot

Pak army’s political tinkering is setting the stage for electoral rise of fundamentalists

Generals and their doctrines

In commenting on civilian issues, Pakistan army chief continues a tradition

The Gilgit- Baltistan feint

There are serious impediments to declaring the region Pakistan’s fifth province. The issue has been raised to placate China and distract India

An Opportunity, A Burden

Pakistan’s unrealised demographic dividend could add to its problems.

The Parched Nation

Pakistan may be heading towards a water crisis that could be a tipping point

Nawaz Sharif would do well to study the past before choosing Raheel Sharif’s successor

Nawaz Sharif has the distinction of appointing four army chiefs in his three tenures as prime minister of Pakistan.

Degrees of separation

History shows why Balochistan is not an internal matter of Pakistan

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