NUST Institute of Policy Studies (NIPS)
Pakistan’s leading university think tank, NUST Policy Institute (NIPS), hosted a powerful webinar to discuss the impact of the ongoing Sino-Indian stalemate on the region and Pakistan’s security.
Former senior diplomats, former senior military officials, scholars, policy experts and celebrities from think tanks participated in the virtual event. The host of the webinar is Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman (HI) (senior) (retired), President NUST and Patron NIPS; it is hosted by Dr. Ashashqueque Hasan Khan, Director General of NIPS and Chief of NUST School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Participants agreed that the current state of relations between major powers makes the region a key area for global peace and stability.
At the beginning of the discussion, Ambassador Riaz Kohar, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, emphasized the need for a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the dispute between the two nuclear weapons states in Ladakh. He emphasized that although both sides declared peace, the deadlock intensified due to casualties in the Galvan Valley on Monday. He said India needs to take mature action to avoid the dangerous trend of misunderstanding China’s restraint as a weakness.
Former Chief of Staff of the Air Force and President of the Aerospace and Security Research Center (CASS) Field Marshal Calem Sadat (Cale) stated that China is aware of India’s intentions, especially its hostility to CPEC and the Belt and Road Initiative . Fully determined to contain any hostilities in India. He suggested that it is necessary to make comprehensive preparations to deal with any unfavorable emergencies in the region.
The former High Commissioner of Pakistan to India, Ambassador Abdul Basit, emphasized that the deadlock between China and India shows that the settlement of the Kashmir dispute requires the intervention of a responsible power such as China.
Lieutenant General Ttqq Waseem Ghazi, former Pakistani Minister of Defense and former President of the National Defense University (NDU), stated that Pakistan should seek extensive understanding with China and in this way deal with India’s actions in the region and settle the Kashmir dispute on favorable terms in a timely manner. . He also advocated appropriate response measures to India to prevent India from falling into any disaster.
Former Chief of Naval Staff and Pakistan’s former ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Vice Admiral (Admiral) Khan Hasham bin Sadiq said that Pakistan needs to distinguish its strategic partners from trading partners, and based on this These differences develop a comprehensive plan of action to meet various threats in the region.
Former Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan and former Indian High Commissioner Aziz Ahmed Khan said that India’s unilateralism in the region was the main reason for its confrontation with China, and India tried to take advantage of the lack of clear consensus. The actual control (LAC) situation is counterproductive.
Former Lieutenant General Masood Aslam, commander of the 11th Army, pointed out that China’s territorial integrity is a fundamental priority that China will never give in. He said that India’s actions in the ongoing stalemate show that India’s domestic chaos and lack of clear policies to resolve border disputes with neighboring countries.
The former German ambassador of Pakistan to China and the director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Center for Chinese Studies, Ambassador Said Hassan Javid emphasized that China can take advantage of the many weaknesses in Latin America and the Caribbean. He said that India’s stubbornness may lead to major conflicts in the region, and therefore warned Pakistan to remain highly vigilant.