Tuesday, October 4, 2011

India - Pakistan's Nemesis - Signed Defense Pact With Afghanistan

Afghanistan and Indian Leaders 
After years in which Karzai kept India at arm's length on security issues in Afghanistan, his willingness to seek military training "is a joint message he and the Americans are sending to Pakistan that, if you don't come on board and stop supporting these guerrillas, we have an option to strengthen ties with India," Amin Saikal, an Afghan political scientist at Australian National University, said yesterday in a phone interview.


Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said before retiring at the end of September that Pakistan's main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate, or ISI, for years has supported "proxy terrorist organizations," including the Haqqani guerrillas and Lashkar-e- Taiba. Karzai's office said last week it has proof that Pakistan-based Taliban sent the bomber that killed Rabbani. Pakistan denied both accusations and last week summoned a conference of all political parties to denounce them.

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