Mani Shankar Aiyar
Mani Shankar Aiyar is a former Indian diplomat who resigned from the foreign service and became a politician working for Rajiv Gandhi in 1989-1991. While in the foreign service he was posted to Karachi, Pakistan as India’s first-ever consul general (1978-82). He is also a well-known political columnist and has written several books, including Pakistan Papers and Remembering Rajiv. His special interests include grassroots democracy, Indian foreign policy, particularly with India’s neighbourhood countries and West Asia, and nuclear disarmament
Interviews with Mani Shankar Aiyar
India’s first-ever consul general to Karachi says Pakistan is not a failed state. He is convinced that its middle class will save it from the Taliban, and that it can engage with India and set aside historic hostilities.