Pak is wary of Indian influence in Afghan: Pentagon

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  1. nrj

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    Wary of Indian influence in Afghanistan, Pakistan continues to support insurgent groups and provide terrorist safe havens so as to have its influence inside the war-torn country, the Pentagon told the Congress today.

    Pakistan's selective counter insurgency operations, passive acceptance of insurgent safe havens and its

    unwillingness to interdict materials such as IEDs components undermine the security of Afghanistan, it said in a Congressionally mandated report.

    The Pentagon informed Congress that because of "pervasive mistrust, long standing tensions an divergent strategic interests" continue to make genuine co-operation with Pakistan very difficult for the United States.

    "Insurgent efforts -- including assassinations of Afghan officials and attack on Afghan coalition forces emanating from the safe havens in Pakistan (particularly those sheltering the Haqqani network and other Taliban affiliates), continue to threaten the emergence of a durable and stable political solution in Afghanistan," the report said.

    The Pentagon said that Pakistan continues to seek a stable, secure Afghanistan, an Afghan Government with primacy for Pashtuns and limited Indian influence.

    "To this end, Pakistan has allowed an insurgent sanctuary in its border to persist, offering a safe haven to Afghan Taliban and associated militant groups including the Haqqani Taliban Network in the North Waziristan Agency," it said.

    "Pakistani leaders have tolerated this due to their concerns that Pakistan will be left alone to confront an unstable, an unfriendly, or an Indian-influenced Afghanistan on its border. :heh:

    "Accordingly, Pakistan seeks to play a key role in the peace and reconciliation process to advance a political settlement that considers Pakistani interests," the Pentagon said.

    In its semi-annual 135 page 'Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan', the Pentagon praises the progress made by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF)and the lead that it is now taking against the insurgents and terrorists.

    "The year 2011 saw the first ever over year decline in nationwide enemy-initiated attacks in five years. These trends have continued in 2012," it said adding that ANSF continued to develop into a force capable of assuming the lead for security responsibility throughout Afghanistan.

    At the same time, the report identifies the safe havens in Pakistan as the major challenge for Afghanistan.

    "The Taliban-led insurgency and its al-Qaeda affiliates still operate with impunity from sanctuaries in Pakistan.

    "The insurgency's safe haven in Pakistan as well as the limited capacity of the Afghan Government remain the biggest risks to the process of turning security gains into a durable and sustainable Afghanistan," the report said.

    Observing that the capabilities of the Afghan government remains limited, the report expresses "strategic concern" over the continued closure of the crucial NATO supply route to Afghanistan by Pakistan after the November 26 incident in which 24 Pak soldiers were killed.

    "The resultant standoff has hampered ANSF equipping and fielding efforts by backlogging thousands of tons of equipment.

    "Failure to settle the GLOC (ground lines of communication) issue will also significantly degrade redeployment and retrograde operations in support of the drawdown of coalition forces," the Pentagon report said

    Pak is wary of Indian influence in Afghan: Pentagon - Indian Express
     
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  3. lupgain

    lupgain Offence is best defense

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    This is so true.. What are the chances if we get Russia and Israel interested in Afghan Policy.. I think this would turn it in our favour... I know Pak and PRC would really have to re-design their policy for Afghan... India should give it a try.. deploying these two parties interested would turn the situation tremendously...
     
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    Its true, long live India Afghan Relationships.
     
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    India is assisting AF build itself and Pak wants just the opposite.Pak wants AF to be it's colony filled with extremists which it can use as a leverage against India in wars(as they have done it before).History has PROVED that Pak is the biggest enemy of AF who would never want peace and prosperity on it's soil.

    US would stay in AF for a long time till AF raises a army of 250,000.This would be very annoying to Pakis as that number would be enough to deter any Paki adventurism and influence.This is the reason Pakis are doing terrorist attacks in AF.

    Let's hope AF move towards making it's armed forces together as a unit irrespective of tribes and ethnic groups(they can take example of India) and towards peace and development and bring stability to the region.
     
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    lupgain Offence is best defense

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    @ Lemar Bhai..

    Believe me every one in this forum would agree with me on this

    " PAKISTAN AND IS ITS ARMY IS ON BACK FOOT BECAUSE
    1. India has gained enough financial might that west is with India for almost anything, West sees their economical future in India. (Pak is hurt more because never in their dreams, Pakistan army thought of this... when they started proxy war in 1989)
    2. Pakistan's true face has now been revealed to the world that its a country that exports terrorism.
    3. Pakistan is a failed state economically and politically , take any sector (Private sector, Government sector or even Pak Army) they have failed themselves in all departments (PIA, Pak Railways) they are bankrupt to the last penny.


    Now think vice-versa, if Pakistan would have been economically strong and Pak army would have had edge over Indian Army on defense and strategic fronts.. (Strong PAF, ICBM, AAD, BMD etc..)

    " Do you think? Pakistan would have been so friendly to Afghanistan and India?" You will get your answer in this one scenario

    If such scenario would have prevailed....
    a. Pakistan would have treated (and still treats) Afghanistan and their backyard
    b. They would have played all misadventures they could in Kashmir and would have made it most hostile region..
    c. They would have dreamt of Delhi and Kabul long back and would have done something funny long back (i.e. Nuclear war would have started long back dragging everyone into this war. (I am sure you would agree that terror incidents have dropped in both countries)..since pakistan has been dragged into this so calle WoT and all the attacks that have happened in both countries point to one country (Pakisan)..

    So its my strong belief (STABLE AFGHANISTAN AND UNSTABLE PAKISTAN... IS BENEFICIAL FOR BOTH INDIA AND AFGHANISTAN)
     
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    /\/\/\ Pakis proxy war started as early as 1948.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    The initial national anthem of Pakistan was written by a Hindu and was not adopted because Pakistan was wary!
     
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    And the real one!

     
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