NIAS Strategic Forecast: "Pakistan’s New Army Chief: The Sharif Balance Sheet & the Bajwa Forecast"

Publication Type:

Strategic Forecast


NIAS, Bangalore (2016)


<p>For the first time in the last two decades, Pakistan’s Army Chief retired as per scheduled without an extension... The government has announced Gen Qamar Bajwa as the next Army Chief. What are the major challenges for Gen Bajwa? Of course, it is not a clean slate for him; the legacy of his predecessor Gen Raheel Sharif will play an important role in shaping his options. Will he continue where Gen Sharif left, or will he chart his own roadmap? What is the Sharif legacy? And what is the Bajwa forecast?</p>