The IPCS, as part of its 2015 Forecast Series, published
three projections, titled ‘Pakistan in 2015’ (authored by Sushant Sareen, VIF, Salma
Malik, QAU, and D Suba Chandran, IPCS) addressing specific questions with an
aim to bring to the table a comprehensive understanding of the situation from
the points of view of both India and Pakistan.
On 28 January, 2015, the IPCS conducted a panel discussion
where Amb TCA Rangachari and Mr Rana Banerji reviewed the reports in a session
chaired by Amb Salman Haidar.
The reviewers analysed projections made on diverse subjects
that included civil-military equations; intra-political relations amongst
political parties; threat of the Islamic State; Strategy towards Jammu and
Kashmir; state-of-affairs of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, the Lashkar-e-Toiba,
and the Punjabi Taliban; efficacies and implications of Operation Zarb-e-Azb; and
strategies towards India and Afghanistan, among others.