protocol is for official meetings, not for back-channel talks.but it's not protocol, bilateral meetings are generally between 2 side of the exact rank.
Real leader of India is Modi. Doval is his most trusted aide outside the govt.
Bajwa and Modi you mean, Doval acting as his special envoy. Our Army doesn't do diplomacy or politics.
What has either side accomplished in all these decades coveting the other's slice of Kashmir ?Kashmir forgotten I guess....
COAS in India holds the powers that a COAS should hold. Nothing more.
If I try to understand a common Pakistani perspective on Kashmir, here it is.What has either side accomplished in all these decades coveting the other's slice of Kashmir ?
I'd be over the moon happy for everyone in the region if the LOC is accepted as an IB but unfortunately most Pakistanis, at least the ones here vehemently oppose any such solution. Not many politicians here would publicly dare speak, the opposition would have come at them all guns blazing. There is, however, a window now open on India's side to get it done because there is no real opposition to Modi, all that remains of the once mighty congress lies in a heap of rubbish.
Doval is not. Modi and Shah are the only 'real' leaders of India. Doval is their appointee to head the intelligence apparatus. So as such he clearly has their confidence and can, in a sense, speak on their behalf but he himself is no power.