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Pak Army will have to be taken along to solve Indo-Pak issues'

delhi Updated: Jan 30, 2009 23:24 IST

Pakistan Army, which operates outside the control of civilian government, will have to be taken along to solve India-Pakistan issues, former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Teresita Schaffer said on Friday.

One of the disadvantages of civilian government in Pakistan is its Army being a separate actor, she said at a roundtable on 'India and US: What Lies Ahead' organised by the Observer Research Foundation.

"It is a big political challenge," said Schaffer, who also served as the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka.

She said she did not foresee any breakthroughs in India- Pakistan relations in the near future as the government in Islamabad was weak while India goes to polls soon.

Schaffer said the US government will be very supportive in helping solve the India-Pakistan problems issues but "if nothing happens, it would be nervous about it."