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Pakistan fearful of strategic encirclement by India: US report

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  1. kahonapyarhai

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    President Donald Trump, a US Congressional Report on Afghan Affairs added, has also accused Pakistan of 'housing the very terrorists that we are fighting'


    Washington: A US Congressional Report on Afghan Affairs has identified Pakistan as Afghanistan's most important neighbour, adding that the country has been playing 'an active but negative role' in Afghanistan while simultaneously, is fearful of strategic encirclement by India.

    "Pakistan's security services maintain ties to Afghan insurgent groups, most notably the Haqqani Network, a US-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) that has become an official, the semiautonomous component of the Taliban," the independent and bipartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS), which periodically prepares reports on issues of importance for Congressmen for them to make informed decisions, said.

    Pakistan is concerned about the strategic encirclement by India as New Delhi is establishing strong relations with Central Asian countries, the report adds.

    "India's diplomatic and commercial presence in Afghanistan and US rhetorical support for it exacerbates Pakistani fears of encirclement. Indian interest in Afghanistan stems largely from India's broader regional rivalry with Pakistan, which impedes Indian efforts to establish stronger and more direct commercial and political relations with Central Asia," the CRS said in its latest report that was released on November 1.

    U.S. officials have long identified militant safe havens in Pakistan as a threat to security in Afghanistan, though some Pakistani officials dispute that charge and note the Taliban's increased territorial control within Afghanistan itself, the report said.

    President Donald Trump, it added, has also accused Pakistan of "housing the very terrorists that we are fighting." "Pakistan may view a weak and destabilised Afghanistan as preferable to a strong, unified Afghan state (particularly one led by an ethnic Pashtun-dominated government in Kabul; Pakistan has a large and restive Pashtun minority)," the CRS said.

    However, instability in Afghanistan could rebound to Pakistan's detriment; Pakistan has struggled with indigenous Islamist militants of its own, the report added.

    Afghanistan-Pakistan relations are further complicated by the presence of over a million Afghan refugees in Pakistan, as well a long-running and ethnically tinged dispute over their shared 1,600-mile border.

    In his August 2017 speech, the US President did encourage India to play a greater role in Afghan economic development.

    The CRS said insurgent and terrorist groups have demonstrated considerable capabilities in 2019, throwing into sharp relief the daunting security challenges that the Afghan government and its US and international partners face.

    At the same time, prospects for a negotiated settlement, driven by direct US-Taliban talks, are uncertain in light of the September 2019 cancellation of those negotiations and the Taliban's continued refusal to talk to the Afghan government, it said.

    However, a potential collapse of the Afghan military and/or the government that commands it could have significant implications for the United States, particularly given the nature of negotiated security arrangements, the report warned.

    Regardless of how likely the Taliban would be to gain full control over all or even most of the country, the breakdown of social order and the fracturing of the country into fiefdoms controlled by paramilitary commanders and their respective militias may be plausible, even probable, it added.



    https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/pakistan-fearful-of-strategic-encirclement-by-india-us-report


    https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R45122.pdf
     
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    $600 BN aur $56 BN wali miltiary might darasal dunya may ye randi rona daalti ghoomti phirti hain kay $10 BN wali military aur uske agencny nay hamain tang kya huuuwa hey.... jo jo is pe believ ekartay hain unko apni degreyaan jala kar kachray may pheenk deni chahye aur kudh ko b jala dena chahyee
     
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    “Can't you shut that dog up?"
    The boy gave me a pitying look. "Not really," he said. "Vlad's a believer in free speech.”
    -Joanne Harris

    U.S keeps on censuring Pakistan, but still keeps it a MNNA(Major Non-NATO Ally). I wonder what such behavior does it reflect of Uncle Sam?
     
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    Of course we have a right to have a concern against an enemy which is multiple times bigger than us and hasn't accepted our country.
     
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    Why is this thread title of any surprise?
     
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    This is a very old rant of the Americans. One that should be ignored.
     
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    Copy and paste type response to a yearly action item done in few minutes by a new grad...
     
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  8. American Pakistani

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    Bharti terrorists back with their propaganda.
     
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    It is an Indian source. That has to be said.
     
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  10. American Pakistani

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    We as Pakistanis should remember, India is a cunning enemy of Pakistan and is working very hard to isolate Pakistan. Although they got a tiny level of success in middle east, but failed completely in the west except maybe France who have interest in selling its fighter and milk bhart mata cow.

    America thinks differently than these clowns in our neighborhood. Pakistan cannot have US on it's bad side.
     
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    I wouldn't repeat what these reports/studies been trying to draw a sponsored course of action for US Congressman against Pakistan as the rants as such aren't new. However, it was Hagel & then Mattis, that exposed India's anti-Pakistan designs (TTP/BLA) in Afghanistan. Not just that but it was US, in-fact pushing for talks with same Taliban. How come these reports couldn't establish a reality based narrative.

    This push & pull game is nothing but to force Pakistan to request for some discount even the facts are one sided. However, the fear is what that keeps pushing me to get more stronger. Ironically, we found India been crying on every Forum against Pakistan yet US report says we are fearful. What they are trying to prove? India's investment is well in place? or what.

    While it was CIA that helped us with capture of Mehsood inside Afghanistan who exposed India. Then, it is US Defence that keep saying as ANA/NDS are corrupt to the core even selling Arms to Taliban. Then there is an ex-UK Major on record speaking of no evidence of Pakistan involved with any Afghan Group at all but what he sees was the buckets & buckets of Indian money in Kabul. What we have isn't safe havens but Afghan refugees in numbers... like thousands of them with us that even harmed Pakistan and been found involved in anti-State activities on many occasions. Pakistan sacrificed 70000+ lives in fight against terrorism that none of NATO ever faced or done but still, it is Pakistan because Indian Market is bigger. These reports are necessary for Congressman especially since 1) Kashmir is hot topic within Congress and 2) India fears the loss of bid in FATF against Pakistan. However, US got the beating in Afghanistan having all NATO on ground but it is Pakistan that does so.... really? Where is the observation of weak economy & internal issues that we aren't free for the game as such.

    These kind of reports are all good for media push & convincing Indian services in return for US.

    Actually, the report is for Congress (well they are already fed up with Trump) and then we can read between the lines as how the Study for Congress is trying to convince for India. Furthermore, not so long ago but during UNGA meets & "HowdyModi" Trump clearly said that he meant Iran in regard to regional terrorism threat and secondly, blamed India for not doing enough in anti-Terrorism war of US. So the CRS wants Pakistan to clean the mess while Trump be impeached.

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    Apparently CRS suggesting Congress that forget RSS/Nazism/Kashmir and let's continue to build a policy to blame Pakistan and appease India. (Modi's investment is speaking volume here) However, it is a legislative assistance kind of study and not the official law/congress ruling/congress statement that if RSS media is going to rant about the same.
     
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    Ignoring is not an option one have to be more forceful in replies and if you have got a foreign office so weak and economy is in a dire and pathetic state then we end up listening to others instead of they should be listening to us.
    For the start why are we building the fence so both way illegal movements can stop while Afghan forces are firing at our boys. Secondly Taliban don't need us any more as they are not harboured they actually live inside Afghanistan.
    Encirclement is not a fear its a fact and a reality is played out by our eastern neighbour and its not a secret and US itself is party to this game. Hence terrorism is not emanating from within Pakistan borders actually its directed by India into Pakistan through Afghan soil. Modi have openly said it he will support Baluchistan movement why can't we play video of him loud and clear, when US officials show up at Islamabad airport instead of lavishing them with the red carpet.
    Start blaming US for a change that they are occupying Afghanistan and all terrorism coming from Afghanistan under their watch, hence until this doesn't stops we will ban their routes see how they notice our voice.
    Simply IMF, weak economy and our spineless leaders have made our tongues tied and then the world is listening to the Indian farts and we are smelling the smell of roses.
     
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    Only Pak will decide the future of kashmir & Afghanistan according to the will of the people of Kashmir & Afghanistan.... And we are enough powerful to deny any of such attempt
     
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    The US is realizing the situation in south asia. They see how hindu extremism is rising and they seem to believe in Pakistan's concerns. This is a good start and with better diplomacy, we can make sure a balance is kept.