India wants Pakistan out of Afghan peace process

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  1. chex3009

    chex3009 Regular Member

    Oct 13, 2010
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    India wants Pakistan out of Afghan peace process

    External affairs minister S. M. Krishna cautioned in a veiled reference to Pakistan on Sunday that "external interference in the Taliban reintegration process would be detrimental to both the success of the process and the future of Kabul". The minister, currently on a two-day visit to Kabul, was addressing a joint press conference following talks with his Afghan counterpart Zalmay Rasool.

    AP Photos: S. M Krishna met Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

    Concerned over efforts by Pakistan to dictate the reintegration process, Krishna sought a clarification from Afghan President Hamid Karzai and senior ministers. India fears Islamabad's interference could see the return of hardline Taliban figures.
    Krishna pointed out that India has always supported the reintegration of those who sever links with terror groups. Echoing Krishna's sentiments, Rasool said the peace process cannot succeed without being led by the Afghan people.

    Though Krishna and Rasool refrained from naming Pakistan, the message was clear for Islamabad, which wants a decisive role in the transition process.

    Krishna also raised the issue of security threats against Indian missions in his meetings with the Afghan President and national security advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta. The Afghan government assured the Indian delegation it would provide security to New Delhi's assets.

    Krishna asserted that despite security concerns, India will continue to provide developmental assistance as long as Afghanistan wishes.

    A key highlight of Krishna's meetings was his interaction with former Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani, who recently led a delegation of the Afghan High Council for Peace to Islamabad to seek assistance in brokering peace with the Taliban. Both sides have agreed to hold a peace jirga, a council of tribal elders. India sought an understanding of the mission that had Karzai's support.

    Krishna also announced the launch of courses in Dari and Pashto at Jawaharlal Nehru University and offered to export 100,000 tonnes of wheat to the country.

    Issues such as mining by Indian firms in Afghanistan, the recently-signed Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline project and the Afghan-Pakistan trade and transit agreement were also discussed.
  3. arya

    arya Senior Member Senior Member

    Sep 14, 2009
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    its time when afganistan can do something pakistan now is not in good health

    afganistan should use time

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