'Pak military does not want peace with India'

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    WASHINGTON: Failure of Indo-Pak talks in Islamabad and the WikiLeaks release of the classified US documents on Afghanistan war indicates that Pakistan's Army does not want peace with India, a noted US scholar has said.
    "The military establishment simply does not want peace with India," Sumit Ganguly, from the Indian University in Bloomington, wrote in his column in the 'Foreign Policy' magazine.
    "Meaningful progress on contentious bilateral issues would inevitably call into question its extraordinary privileges and its lavish existence. Likewise, it has little or no interest in full-fledged counterterrorism cooperation with the US.
    "A swift and decisive end to the swarm of jihadis operating within Pakistan and along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border would mean an end to the seemingly unending flow of American largesse," Ganguly said.

    Asking Washington to "wake up", the scholar said Pakistan's military was running the show in Islamabad and the WikiLeaks revelations have only confirmed that supporting jihadi terrorist groups aren't the actions of a few, rogue generals - it's government strategy.
    Time has now arrived for the Obama administration to undertake a policy review that explores alternative logistics supply routes into Afghanistan and one that will lower the boom on Pakistan - unless it shows tangible and immediate progress on the counterterrorism cooperation front, the American scholar of Indian origin said.

    "A policy that falls short on these two counts is an invitation for the continued loss of blood and treasure to no viable end," he said.Ganguly said the American and the Pakistani political establishments are now scrambling to contain the diplomatic damage from last week's revelations - stressing that the evidence is dated and that US policy and Pakistani behaviour have changed significantly since the Obama administration entered office.

    "Don't bet on it. In its quest to establish a firm political foothold in Afghanistan after the US army drawdown in July 2011, Pakistan's security establishment will soon insist that Hamid Karzai's government in Kabul make peace with two of its most reliable proxies, the forces loyal to Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and the Taliban network of Sirajuddin Haqqani," he said.

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    Kayani wants India out of Kabul: Ex-Canadian envoy

    TORONTO: Determined to control Kabul, the Pakistan army under General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani is pursuing a three-pronged policy, including keeping India out of Afghan affairs, a former top Canadian diplomat has said.

    In a write up titled ‘The Huge Scale of Pakistan’s Complicity’, a week after WikiLeaks released secret US war documents implicating Pakistan’s double role in Afghanistan, Chris Alexander, a former Canadian envoy to Kabul, said, “The Pakistan army under Gen Kayani is sponsoring a large-scale, covert guerrilla war through Afghan proxies.”

    “Their mission in Afghanistan is to keep Pashtun nationalism down, India out and Mr (Hamid) Karzai weak,” Alexander, who was also the deputy special representative of the UN secretary-general for Afghanistan from 2005 until 2009 said.

    According to Alexander, Kayani told the Afghan president this spring that the condition for peace in Afghanistan would be the closing of several Indian consulates, while offering to broker deals with Islamic Emirate leaders, whom he considers a “strategic asset,” the Globe and Mail newspaper reported.

    Kayani, Pakistan’s powerful army chief, also told a Washington audience that he remained wedded to “strategic depth” — that is, to making Afghanistan the kind of proprietary hinterland for Pakistan, free of Indian or other outside influence, which it was from 1992 to 2001.

    Both Afghanistan and Pakistan are now in the grip of a single escalating conflict. As a direct consequence, reconciliation has failed to get off the ground: the Pakistan-based Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan - the official name for the Taliban and its allies — clearly prefer to fight, he said.

    There is, however, at least one genuine insight: the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the branch of Pakistan’s military charged with most aspects of its Afghan policy — as the main driver of the conflict, he added.

    General Kayani and others will deny complicity. But as the WikiLeaks material demonstrates, their heavy-handed involvement is now obvious at all levels, Alexander said, adding that without Pakistani military support, the Islamic Emirate’s combat units would collapse like a house of cards. Peace and reconciliation would prosper.

    So long as this unholy alliance continues, Afghans will continue to succumb to the mistaken view that the US and its allies are deliberately turning a blind eye to Taliban resurgence, despite our sacrifices to date.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ul-Ex-Canadian-envoy-/articleshow/6249773.cms
     
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    Thats true if they got peace, they dont get funds or new military hardwares..........
    see any peace army with no foes around. how powerful or active or they???
     
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    Pakistan does not want peace with India ??

    Like India cares. Infact its Pakistan's loss. Since independence hostility with India has got their economy crumbling, country divided, their own jehadi locusts invested for India is killing them. Let them not maintain peace with India ... they are destroying themselves saving India the dirty work.
     

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