Both countries spent the latter part of the 1990s in a nuclear arms race. Indian officials, who frequently blame Pakistan for cross-border attacks in both Afghanistan and India, have long said their presence in Afghanistan is focused on development and infrastructure. I was General Counsel Acting of the House of Representatives, serving15 years in that office and its Senate counterpart, and published a 1000 page treatise, Congressional Practice and Procedure. Now and again, on such occasions, they try to create trouble on the border to make the impression that India is not genuinely interested in the peace process and is blocking the further progress in the matter. It's about Kabul and Kashmir, and is directed against the West and against India. Jaishankar, and Defense Secretary G.
The relationship and friendship with India has been costly for Afghanistan, it costs the lives of thousands of innocents Afghans and billions of dollars in damage and destruction. Those include treason charges for suspending the constitution and a trial over the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, in which Musharraf was named an absconder last year. On other hand Pakistan will want those elements which are not Anti Pakistan. And therefore we cannot make Afghanistan hostage to India-Pakistan rivalry. To increase this threshold, Pakistan deliberately used the nuclear threat.
Therefore, tension and fighting are escalated on the line of control to give the impression to the world that India is to blame for all this and that she is not genuinely interested in the bilateral peace process and settlement of outstanding disputes. But, unless a way to mitigate the underlying Pakistan-India tension in Afghanistan is found, this country will continue to be a battleground for this largely unspoken war. Second, a very ingenious opening wartime mode of supply has been arranged. The United States and Afghanistan need to find ways to invest both nations in helping to make this country a success; they clearly need all the help they can get. A few months later Pakistani officials successfully lobbied for India to be excluded from last year's Afghanistan conference in Istanbul and for its need for 'strategic depth' to be reflected in any peace settlement for the country. Peace between India and Pakistan is pertinent for bringing peace in Afghanistan.
In the words of some experts the Pakistani leaders have turned the LoC into a lifeline for Pakistan. The two have long accused each other of using proxy forces to try to gain influence in Afghanistan. To avoid this, some experts believe that India will spark a diplomatic campaign against the country. In October of 1947, Pakistan sent troops to the area in an attempt to gain control of the state. The United States last year tied Afghanistan and Pakistan together through the creation of Reconstruction Opportunity Zones along their mutual border which would get American tax exemptions. Only time will tell what will be the situation after America leaves Afghanistan.
The possibility of a stable South Asia would seem gloomy if India, Pakistan and even Afghanistan continue to feel apprehensive about each other as neighbours. Just over a year later they struck again, killing 17. But, again, the government did not show enough respect toward the separatist leaders such as Syed Abdul Rahman Geelani, Yaseen Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq. When a ceasefire was finally established in January of 1949, India had control of Jammu, Ladakh, and Kashmir Valley; Pakistan had control of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Institute of Peace in Washington, said Afghanistan has become hostage to covert war games between New Delhi and Islamabad. Important but overlooked news this week: the U. America didn't do enough or did too much.
Therefore, Pakistani rulers find it convenient to keep the LoC alive to divert the attention of the Pak public from its own failures and bungling. Now is the right time for Afghans to debate, analyze and discuss this issue in depth, as well as to define their relationships based on mutual interest with both countries. India provided four attack helicopters to the Afghan military in Dec. The hard-liners in Pakistan want to keep the line of control alive at any cost. This led both countries to create stronger ties to the Soviet Union and China.
Eighteen soldiers died in the attack and an additional 19 were injured some sources report up to 32. I saw the problem, going to Kandahar in 2011 to review training there being done by the U. India is not a Pakistan and it doesn't uses non state actors terrorists against it's neighbors. Contacts between Kabul and Islamabad are anything but warm: Recently Karzai threatened to pursue the Taliban beyond the border with Pakistan if Islamabad doesn't take up the chase. He was eventually allowed to leave in 2016 to seek medical treatment abroad.
This is the only time when it can be done because soon the heavy snowfall will block the mountain passes. The story does not end here, however. Pakistan realizes that the nuclear option could be the last resort and that too in the event of a serious threat to its very survival. So while India and Iran discuss opening a new Afghan 'silk route' which bypasses Pakistan's tightly-controlled Wagah border with India, fear of Islamabad's militant friends could still jeopardise this latest rail project and other badly needed developments. Moreover, it could also happen in an accidental military skirmish with India.