Pakistan Military was poorly endowed in 1947. It could, however, arm itself in the 1950s with US armament as well as expand its role and clout in Pakistani politics. This book is the first comprehensive study of multiple processes converging to give rise to the Pakistani military in politics.
Ishtiaq Ahmed is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Stockholm University and Honorary Senior Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He recieved a PhD in Political Science from Stockholm University in 1986. He has published extensively on Pakistani and South Asian politics. His research interest cover a diverse fields as political Islam, ethnicity and nationalism, human and minority rights, and indeed partition studies.