An earlier article (http://www.ipcs.org/article/india/towards-regional-stability-establish-an-indo-pak-nuclear-commission-3227.html) called for the establishment of an Indo-Pak Nuclear Commission on the model of the Indus Water Commission (IWC)
between the two countries. It was also suggested that unlike the Indus Commission, which is official and technical, the Indo-Pak Nuclear Commission, whilst functioning as an official institution, could also have adequate provisions for a strategic dialogue amongst the security community on both sides. The technical aspect of the Nuclear Commission could work alongside a track-1.5 initiative, to avoid a major shortcoming of the Indus Water Commission.
What are the strengths of this suggestion? Three specific strengths could be identified: First, such a Commission will provide a formal and institutional structure to the ongoing unstructured dialogue, primarily led by the track-II initiative and occasionally discussed by the two governments as a part of their Composite Dialogue.