Vol. 3 No. 2 (2020): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs

Pakistan-India Relations: An overview of Foreign Policy during Pervez Musharraf Regime

Published 2021-03-28


In this article, Pakistan-India relations are analysed with special reference to the era of Pervez Musharraf, regarding his foreign policy. In this article, all the key factors are highlighted and discussed involving the conflicts between the two nuclear powered arch-rivals. The Kashmir conflict is at the centre of all of them. When General Pervez Musharraf took military power in Pakistan, many problems arose, including those related to the economy and foreign policy towards its neighbour, particularly India. The war in Kargil was still hot and Musharraf had to deal with the situation. Before a policy towards India was defined and implemented to save the people of these regions from the destruction of a nuclear war, the situation deteriorated further after the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States. In September 2006, President Musharraf and Prime Minister Singh agreed to establish an Indo-Pakistani counter-terrorism institutional mechanism to identify and conduct counter-terrorism initiatives