Indo-US panel agrees on N-exigency plans on Pak

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    Indo-US panel agrees on N-exigency plans on Pak - The Times of India

    WASHINGTON: A blue ribbon panel tasked to identify "shared national interests" between the US and India has suggested among other steps, secretly planning together for exigencies in Pakistan such as its collapse and loss of control over its nuclear weapons.

    The joint study group led by experts from both countries has also called for regular mutual briefings and intensifying consultations between US and India on China "given worrisome and heavy-handed Chinese actions since 2007." In a 54-page report released in Washington on Monday, experts reiterate the mantra that US express strong support for India's rise as a crucial component of Asian security and stability, adding that India should recognize American salience in the Asia-Pacific region.

    On Afghanistan, the panel says that India, with US support, must continue to intensify links with the Afghanistan in the economic, diplomatic, and security domains. The US and India must determine if large-scale Indian training of Afghanistan forces would be beneficial, it adds.

    Co-sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations and Aspen Institute India, the panel, heading by former envoys Robert Blackwill and Naresh Chandra, wants the US and India to endorse a residual US military presence over the long term in Afghanistan beyond 2014, if such a presence is acceptable to the government of Afghanistan.

    But in reassuring declarations that its recommendation are not directed against Pakistan or China or intended to isolate them, the panel calls for continued engagement with both countries. The US and India, it says, should jointly and individually enlist China's cooperation on matters of global and regional concern, adding "Neither India nor the US desire confrontation with China, or to forge a coalition for China's containment."

    The panel suggests India must continue its negotiations with Pakistan on outstanding issues, including Kashmir. India must initiate bilateral discussions with Pakistan on Afghanistan as well as trilateral discussions with Afghanistan.

    But it is the recommendation on Pakistan, a country that is widely recognized now as being on the verge of collapse, that the panel makes the most eye-popping recommendation.

    It suggests holding "classified exchanges on multiple Pakistan contingencies, including the collapse of the Pakistan state and the specter of the Pakistan military losing control of its nuclear arsenal."

    The study group also wants that US "heavily condition all military aid to Pakistan on sustained concrete antiterrorist measures by the Pakistan military against groups targeting India and the United States, including in Afghanistan."
     
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    So finally the cards are falling in its place. With increased frequency of warning from USA to Pakistan, the latest coming from USA defence secretary Lou Penetta about USA Embassy attack in Kabul. It looks like USA is determined to cave out Pakistan in to three to four separate countries and seize the control of prized items. I will not be surprised if their commandos are carrying out exercises with multinational forces somewhere in USA or Afghanistan to carry out final assault. I am wondering if Russia will be part of the operation as well.

    Is this going to be massive operation of the same scale as in Iraq or just Naval armada coming to pay a visit in the darkness of moonless night to the Karachi port or from the Indian side of Punjab. Let us see how it plays out. Those buggers in uniform are not getting the message. May be they are under the impression that China will bail them out. It has never happened and will not happen once again. I feel like grabbing them by neck and shaking them so hard till their eyes pop out. These morons have no vision for their nation what so ever.
     
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    If it were not for the Americans, India would not have a spot in afghanistan...that ability to have a foot print there is huge from India's perspective. at some point it will turn to more than a " soft power " presence given how Afghanistan feels about Pakistan. India therefore should have no issue endorsing the US presence in afgahnistan beyond 2014
     
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    u are more americans than real one ,shame on u.
     
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    It is alliance of mutual benefit. If it was not for India, USA would not have god knows what. Finally USA has found a partner who does not plays the games being played against them. So both the countries gain from this partnership. It is a positive development for the world as well.
     

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