- Pakistan government is actively considering to appoint a National Security Advisor(NSA).
- The appointment of the NSA is meant for reviving the backchannel diplomacy with India to sort out some of the pressing issues between the two countries.
- In the past,the two countries have often used backchannel through the NSAs to prepare ground for any talks.
- In 2015, Pakistan’s NSA and Indian NSA were instrumental in breaking the ice.The two had held meetings leading to the agreement between the foreign ministers of both countries for the resumption of the composite dialogue.
- However,the relation between the two neighbours has hit an all-time low after the Pulwama attack carried out by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorist outfit.
- The attack was then followed by India carrying out cross-border air strikes on Pakistan based hideouts and launch pads of JeM in response to which Pakistan made a failed air strike attempt on Indian military installations.
- The National Security Adviser (NSA) in India is the senior official on the National Security Council(NSC) of India and the chief adviser to the Prime Minister of India on national and international security policy.
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