6 June 2012
Opening the NATO Supply Route: Does Pakistan Have Any Option?
This issue brief examines Pakistan-US relations. The authors argue that, for the time being, Pakistan may not open the NATO supply line as it has pegged its national pride to its demand to stop US drone attacks, an unconditional apology as well as a hike in the transit fee, all of which has been rejected by the US. For its part, the Pakistan Army also wants the pre-conditions set up by the PCNS to be met. This in fact has left very little room for the civilian government to maneuver.
© 2012 Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
G Balachandran, Smruti S Pattanaik