Author Archives: Basharat Hussain Qizilbash

‘Subedars’ and ‘Saudagars’ of peace

The “Subedars” actually represent the strategic community in India that loosely consists of retired civil and military bureaucrats, scientists in the nuclear and defence establishments, defence correspondents and right-wing politicians, who advocate a militaristic approach towards Pakistan

Manmohan Singh’s efforts to engage Pakistan were dubbed as “appeasement”. When Manmohan spoke of India’s “shared destiny” with Pakistan, his National Security Adviser MK Narayanan replied, “You have a shared destiny, we don’t”