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Sharat Sabharwal

The writer is former High Commissioner to Pakistan. Views are personal

With yet another PM’s exit, army shows it reigns supreme in Pakistan
Fri, Apr 01, 2022

Sharat Sabharwal writes: Though Imran Khan has proved to be utterly inept, his fate begs the question — yet again — whether any prime minister, even the most competent one, can succeed in Pakistan without a radical shift in its internal and external orientation

Does Pakistan’s national security policy signal a rethink on India?
Mon, Jan 24, 2022

🔴 It reflects, albeit partially, the thinking of the sizeable constituency in Pakistan that realises the importance of a stable relationship with India is in its own interest

India must measure Taliban by its actions, wait for opening
Thu, Aug 26, 2021

Sharat Sabharwal writes: Going forward, if the Taliban build an inclusive and stable system, they maybe able to win international recognition. If they stick to their old ways, they may end up generating opposition, violence and instability in the country.

Why India must be cautious about Pakistan’s offers of peace
Tue, Apr 06, 2021

More than conciliatory words and the restraining of its terror machine, which have been found to be tactical and reversible in the past, a strategic shift in the attitude of the Pakistani establishment is needed.

Abrupt move in Valley feeds into the already prevailing sense of alienation, religious radicalisation
Wed, Sep 18, 2019

The change in Jammu and Kashmir’s status will make little difference vis-a-vis Pakistan, situation on the ground in the Valley. It cannot but feed into the already prevailing sense of alienation.

There’s no silver bullet solution to Pak-sponsored terror; Politicisation will constrict choices
Thu, Mar 07, 2019

Putting an end to Pakistani terror militarily would require an all-out war to give it a crushing blow — entailing a heavy economic cost, totally disproportionate to the threat posed by it.

Dealing With PM Imran
Tue, Aug 07, 2018

India should engage the new Pakistan government, but it must remain cautious.

For A Durable Peace
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

There must be a political consensus within India on the way forward for J&K

To what end, muscularity?
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

It has not persuaded Pakistan to stop meddling in J&K. Infiltration and ceasefire violations have increased, imperiling lives of civilians and soldiers.

Being neighbourly
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

To fulfil ambitions in Indo-Pacific and beyond, India must work for a cohesive South Asia

A year from Uri
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

There are no black and white solutions. India needs to manage relationship, combine dialogue with deterrence