It's not about aid, it's about IMF, World bank, exports to western countries, I hope you have a of idea of US clout around the planet? As of now you people are allies and still they don't care a damn about your sovereignty and keep on conducting operations well inside your territory, you can very well imagine when they won't receive the desired cooperation from you guys, what will they do? Chest thumping and getting all emotional is great but Pakistan simply can't effort to be on the wrong side of US, the price is too heavy to payno it isnt....even 2009-10 "aid" levels (which was higher than what it is today) represented only 0.14% of Pakistan's total GDP growth
following the Pressler Amendment we were sanctioned to the teeth and we survived just fine
this isn't a summer camp for kids......."ditch you" and all language is childish. All I'd really say is that our interests will continue to be divergent as long as the U.S. does little to contain indian influence or designs on our borders in Afghanistan -- which Pakistan takes particular exception too given our security-related concerns. I think Pakistan is advocating a regional integration approach with the RELEVANT stakeholders. Given Russia's influence in the CARs (which neighbour and have impact on Afghanistan) it makes sense to engage with them - as we all work towards stabilization of Afghanistan. Not just Russia, but Iran as well - which holds sway among the Tajiks and the Hazaras.
everyone knows that for a dignified exit strategy the NATOs will need our help; but once their Afghan adventure is over they'll likely maintain less or little contact with Pakistan.......trade and commerce would probably continue as always but security-related cooperation would perhaps decline.
obviously among the older generations - they remember Pakistan as the country that fought them in a proxy war and helped divide the USSR; but then again they armed our enemy and were their primary weapons supplier so it works both ways.....if US and Russia could press a "reset button" (for whatever the heck it's worth) then so can we.....doesnt mean we have to be "best friends" all of a sudden -- it's just a question of where and in what areas can we align our strategic interests
No, they put 65%, but the project is as good as useless without full funding. Russia can withdraw its share, or India can withdraw hers. Either way, it will end with neither side having a Fifth Gen Aircraft, which is not something either side wants.If Russia can put 65% then it can 35% too... They can make 5th gen fighter india can even Tejas....
It's not about aid, it's about IMF, World bank, exports to western countries, I hope you have a of idea of US clout around the planet? As of now you people are allies and still they don't care a damn about your sovereignty and keep on conducting operations well inside your territory, you can very well imagine when they won't receive the desired cooperation from you guys, what will they do? Chest thumping and getting all emotional is great but Pakistan simply can't effort to be on the wrong side of US, the price is too heavy to pay
"Advocating a regional integration approach" is all great but the title of the thread is 'Pakistan-Russia Strategic Alliance Nightmare for U.S' just imagine what US will lose and what Pakistan will lose if US-Pakistan go down the confrontational path, US influence from Afghanistan or for that matter of fact Pakistan isn't going anywhere
No one has the money to fight the modern wars any more with a down economy , A war in Pakistan will have the price tag of few hundred billionsThe same people who gloated about that how they broke Russia are now gloating that how they will make Russia a Queen !!!
What I feel is that US, Russia and China are going to fight their battles at Pakistan in future.
If a pakistani political leader is disliked by America it is good indicaror that the politician wants to do something propakitani.No one in the world trust pakistani politicians, even OBAMA never intended to hve a hand shake with zardari, thts no secret bt, if its GEN kiyani everyone wants to meet & greet because they trust men in uniform!
2 billion Usd is not pakistan,s price buddy, its the money which pakistan already hve used durring its WoT, so don't paint it red if u can't underStand.
Don't wory if you can think this mess, there are peoples who can take care everything.
Don't wory be happy
Your logic is ambiguous.If a pakistani political leader is disliked by America it is good indicaror that the politician wants to do something propakitani.
What kind of question is that.yeah like demanding a simple (well deserved) apology for systematically killing 24 troops @ Salala
is that anti-American? Or is that just COMMON DECENCY (which took months to attain)