• Saturday, January 18, 2020

Biswal (Indian Origin) doesn't deal with (Muslim) Pakistan at US State Department

Discussion in 'Central & South Asia' started by MBI Munshi, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. MBI Munshi

    MBI Munshi PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    8,839
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Ratings:
    +5 / 5,400 / -0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Location:
    Bangladesh
    By Daya Gamage - Asian Tribune Media Note
    Washington, D.C. 18 April (Asiantribune.com):


    Nisha Desai Biswal, the Assistant Secretary, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. State Department has nothing to do - officially - with Pakistan, and even in the group of south/central Asian countries that an assistant secretary is tasked to deal with Pakistan (and Afghanistan) is not included.

    She is the top U.S. diplomat responsible for the region and Secretary of State John Kerry’s principal adviser on matters affecting countries in the area. Her portfolio includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

    The two most volatile nations in the region which the United States has major stakes, Afghanistan and Pakistan, both noted Muslim nations which have conflicts with Hindu India, come under the purview of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (currently Ambassador James Dobbins) and formally oversees U.S. relations with these two countries.

    Obama administration had the foresight and wisdom not to include Muslim Pakistan in a portfolio of a state department official who is of Indian origin. When Pakistan and India have perennial issues of conflict no sane government appoint an Indian-origin official to handle issues that involve Pakistan.

    Her predecessor, Robert Blake, had Afghanistan and Pakistan under his jurisdiction, and travelled to those two nations, despite Obama administration appointed a special envoy to deal with issues of the two nations. Mr. Blake in fact dealt with issues which emerged between India and Pakistan.

    The Indian-origin Nisha Desai Biswal is not tasked to undertake that.

    In a recent address, April 14, to an audience at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard Ms. Biswal admitted she has nothing to do with Pakistan.

    Addressing the topic U.S. Foreign Policy in South Asia: A Vision for Prosperity and Security she said: "Now clearly the biggest constraint to boosting trade and energy flows is in addressing the barriers between India and Pakistan. Indeed,while I don’t currently have responsibility for Pakistan, I can say we are encouraged by the economic progress that Pakistan has made in the past year, though it still faces many challenges ahead. And an improved climate between Pakistan and its largest neighbor can pay enormous economic dividends. India-Pakistan trade in 2013 was still a paltry $2.5 billion. There’s no reason that number can’t quadruple in a few years’ time to $10 billion. We have heard some positive murmurings in Islamabad and Delhi that both governments are moving in this direction and we are hopeful that they will make progress after the Indian election".

    During her visit to New Delhi, in her interview with Times Now on 06 March (2014) she made general/vague references to Pakistan, and India-Pakistan relations. On this official visit to India she toured Bangladesh but not Pakistan.

    (Quote) Times Now: You spoke about Pakistan, you spoke about greater links between India and Pakistan, do you see any difference, because America will monitor this very carefully, and America has some interest here. An NDA government, and this NDA government that could come in the near future, how different do you see this NDA governments view of Pakistan compared to Manmohan Singh’s government, and how will America…

    Assistant Secretary Biswal: Again, I think you are getting into hypothetical that I don’t think are particularly useful to engage in. I think we will engage with an Indian government irrespective of what political party wins the election. In all of the broad areas of interest between the two countries, we have a deep interest in seeing a region that is integrated and trading with each other. We think that is of interest of the people of India, we certainly think it’s in the interest of the people of Pakistan. It also is in the interest of the broader region. So if there are opportunities between the two countries to expand trade, we would support that. Certainly, it has always been our opinion that these issues need to be worked out bilaterally between the two countries.

    Times Now: Finally, how do you see the situation in Pakistan? India is worried about all the tensions, because things have got worse and worse over a period of time.

    Assistant Secretary Biswal: You know we have been working very closely with our Pakistani friends on ensuring that we can help meet the aspirations of the Pakistani people, for a safe, secure and prosperous society. And, we have been working with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and supporting his vision for a Pakistan that is stable and prosperous and provides hope and opportunity to all of its citizens. We think that that is a vision that is a powerful one and we want to do everything we can to help him succeed in that vision. (End Quote)

    The official for the Obama administration who acts as the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan is Ambassador James F. Dobbins.

    His Principal Deputy who sits in Washington's State Department but assigned within the Bureau of South/Central Asian Affairs is Daniel F. Feldman who is responsible and answerable only to Ambassador Dobbins.

    What Does This Mean?

    Very strategically with broad foresight, the Obama administration gave the handling of Pakistan and Afghanistan to another instead placing it under an official who is of Indian-origin. Dealing issues connected to India and Pakistan, and of Afghanistan, the United States used its 'simple common sense' not to appoint an official the two Muslim nations may visualize as partial toward India.

    India and Pakistan, and even Afghanistan and India, have ruptured relations. To approach the Afghans and Pakistanis the best common sense is not to allow an India-origin official to represent the U.S. on issues connected to all four nations.

    Biswal (Indian Origin) doesn't deal with (Muslim) Pakistan at US State Department | Asian Tribune
     
  2. Multani

    Multani SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,429
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2010
    Ratings:
    +3 / 1,592 / -2
    Desai Biswal means she is from Gujarat, the murderer (narendar mod) state
     
  3. Koovie

    Koovie ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,289
    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Ratings:
    +8 / 10,795 / -2

    So basically you are so desperate to complete your daily quota of bashing threads that you now start to post articles about US citizens who have sworn their allegiance to the USA to bash India?

    Get a life loser.
     
  4. WAR-rior

    WAR-rior SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    4,861
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2010
    Ratings:
    +0 / 4,703 / -15
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    France
    MURDERER? Say Murderer of Muslims. If u wanna bash someone, do it with confirmity and facts. :D :D :D

    By the way embrace this murderer to be top person of India. I will see what YOU do after he comes to power.

    Send a mail to him with title........ MURDERER ! ?????

    :rofl:
     
  5. Roybot

    Roybot BANNED

    Messages:
    20,076
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2010
    Ratings:
    +16 / 44,645 / -17
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    Australia
    The two most volatile nations in the region which the United States has major stakes, Afghanistan and Pakistan, both noted Muslim nations which have conflicts with Hindu India, come under the purview of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (currently Ambassador James Dobbins) and formally oversees U.S. relations with these two countries.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. xTra

    xTra SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Ratings:
    +1 / 2,811 / -3
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    @MBI Munshi

    Why no link for your book............Why...Why.... the fck.....
     
  7. MBI Munshi

    MBI Munshi PDF THINK TANK: ANALYST

    Messages:
    8,839
    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Ratings:
    +5 / 5,400 / -0
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Location:
    Bangladesh
    Anything I post these pathetic Indians just moan and complain ....
     
  8. xTra

    xTra SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    2,215
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2011
    Ratings:
    +1 / 2,811 / -3
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    Your post never make any sense...............

    Where the hell is the Link for your Book.............
     
  9. SarthakGanguly

    SarthakGanguly BANNED

    Messages:
    18,420
    Joined:
    May 10, 2013
    Ratings:
    +16 / 30,452 / -9
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    @Oscar @Aeronaut @Manticore @Emmie @WebMaster
    This is plain and simple trolling. India is not a Hindu nation and the conflict is trivialized based on religion. Thanks.


    And the state is of India.
     
  10. Umair Nawaz

    Umair Nawaz ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    12,757
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Ratings:
    +10 / 11,053 / -29
    Country:
    Pakistan
    Location:
    Pakistan
    The article is trying to defend her and is justifying her appointment there. At one point it says she is not related to affairs of pakistan but is appointed as secretary for the region which concerns pakistan. So her influence is definitely will be on pakistan and our related affairs. How with Perry Class ship and its conditions i think her influence on our affairs is more then reality.

    As by forum rules its not trolling nor we refer Hindu or Muslim as something bad. Both r accepted identities in our countries.
     
  11. third eye

    third eye ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    18,248
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Ratings:
    +25 / 24,355 / -11
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    Going by this logic :

    Parvez Musharaf is a Mohajir , therefore means he is from India ?
     
  12. OrionHunter

    OrionHunter ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    13,820
    Joined:
    May 28, 2011
    Ratings:
    +15 / 23,075 / -19
    Country:
    India
    Location:
    India
    India-bashing threads not only give him orgasms but cheap popularity amongst his anti India friends on PDF who are a dime a dozen! And then the 'thanks' he receives from them make him go berserk with unmitigated joy!

    He should try Afghan weed for a change. May give him a better 'high'! [​IMG]
     
  13. Koovie

    Koovie ELITE MEMBER

    Messages:
    8,289
    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Ratings:
    +8 / 10,795 / -2
    Point is, they are not Indian... but why am I telling this to a high IQ think tank??? :rolleyes:
     
  14. SinhalaBoy

    SinhalaBoy BANNED

    New Recruit

    Messages:
    78
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2014
    Ratings:
    +0 / 41 / -3
    Country:
    Sri Lanka
    Location:
    France
    @MBI Munshi
    Are you going to make a film about your book?
     
  15. scholseys

    scholseys SENIOR MEMBER

    Messages:
    6,428
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011
    Ratings:
    +1 / 4,813 / -12
    Country:
    Bangladesh
    Location:
    Canada
    starring Narendra Modi.