Although Nawaz Sharif is in the "driving seat", army has an important role to play in Islamabad's India policy, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit said.

In an interview to the Times of India, Basit said the army had important inputs to give on India, Afghanistan and all other security-related issues.

It would be incorrect to expect that the Pakistan army would not have a role on India-related issues, said Pakistan’s top diplomat in New Delhi.

Even India could not have a Pakistan policy without consulting its armed forces, said Basit.