- Nov 16, 2009
Obama issues secret directive on Indo-Pak ties!
In a secret directive, US President Barack Obama has asked his administration to intensify efforts to make India resolve its tensions with Pakistan, a priority for progress of the "US goals in the region".
He has also asked his officials to intensify American diplomacy aimed at easing tensions between India and Pakistan, asserting that without detente between the two rivals, the administration's efforts to win Pakistani cooperation in Afghanistan would suffer, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The directive, issued in December, concluded that "India must make resolving its tensions with Pakistan a priority for progress to be made on US goals in the region," the US daily said quoting people familiar with its contents.
According to officials, the Pentagon, in particular, has sought more pressure on New Delhi, it said.
The only specific US request to New Delhi has been to "discourage India from getting more involved in training the Afghan military, to ease Pakistani concerns about getting squeezed by India on two borders", the journal said quoting US and Indian officials.
The move comes amid continued requests by Pakistan for an intercession by the US in Indo-Pak disputes, despite a longstanding resistance from India to any mediation by a foreign country.
Pakistan has long regarded Afghanistan as providing "strategic depth" or a buffer zone in a potential conflict with India, and does not want India to have a larger influence in the country.
"Current and former US officials said the discussion in Washington over how to approach India has intensified as Pakistan ratchets up requests that the US intercede in a series of continuing disputes," it said, adding the White House declined to comment on Obama's directive or on the debate within the administration over India policy.
I think we must mail a copy of India's declaration being a sovereign country to White House & a tutor to make Obama understand the meaning of the word "Sovereign" ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
"India must resolve its Pak conflicts for US to meet its goals in region"
Why don't US just sit at home & take care of its Domestic goals?? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx