On Pakistan’s national security policy wrt India:
1- Blames India for impeding connectivity in the subcontinent
2- It wants to challenge India declaring itself as a net security provider
3- Accuses India & genocide in Kashmir.continue to support (= terrorism)
4- Wants to improve relations with India with “Just and peaceful” resolution of Kashmir at its core
6- Calls “Hindutva” it’s security threat
7- Concerned about India’s military modernisation, getting nuke exception.
It wants to “reimagine” its relations with Russia which it sees as growing rapidly. Largely, the doc focus is on its economy.
I have seen reports in India about Pak wanting peace, change in stance etc. There is nothing beyond what Pak has not said over the years. So yawn🥱
Pak is rattled with India’s sustained diplomacy which is hurting it’s economy. It doesn’t say it directly, but it shows in the doc by talking about “disinformation campaign to hurt its image” and the need to counter.
Pakistan now gets it that economy is key. Zulfi wanted to eat grass & fight India for 1000 years.The doc stresses on using Pak’s “prized location” to improve its economy.
India obviously should make sure that it keeps the heat on. Because a Pak with money = nuisance for India
Another thing that Pak talks about in its security policy is internal cohesion. Its policies led to radicalisation, sectarianism is rife.

Internal cohesion is a key element for economic prosperity. India did that post Independence with its diverse population. It shouldn’t change
Pak security policy is not a peace proposal to India. But to strengthen itself to fight India better. Also helps with perception management 🎯 West which sees it negatively, but important for it for $$. Focus on economics, connectivity etc. Appear rational & peace loving.

In 2020, Pak sent a “peace proposal” to India, a new map.
Claiming more than just Kashmir and an open ended border.

Just like Chinese claim maps even if laughable, shows their revisionist mindset & intent.

So pls don’t get carried away with non existent “peace proposal”.

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