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Saturday, September 26, 2009

US Admits Indian Designs in Afghanistan

US Admits Indian Designs in Afghanistan
Kashmir Watch, Sep 25By Sajjad Shaukat On September 20, this year, American General Stanley McChrystal who is in charge of the war against the Taliban militants in Afghanistan admitted in �€�Commander�€™s Initial Assessment�€™ on the Afghan war saying: �€œIndian political and economic influence is increasing in Afghanistan including significant development efforts and financial investment�€¦is likely to exacerbate regional tensions.�€� It is notable that Pakistan�€™s civil and military high officials have been repeatedly pointing out Indian sinister designs in Afghanistan. In this regard, on April 23, 2009 in the in-camera sitting of the Senate, Pakistan�€™s Federal Minister, Rehman Malik displayed documentary evidence of Indian use of Afghanistan to create unrest in FATA and Balochistan. In the recent past, NWFP Governor Awais Ghani, and our Foreign Minister Shah Memood Quereshi had also endorsed Indian incursion in Pakistan. In this regard, on July 18, after meeting the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit at Sharm el-Sheikh, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani stated that during the talks, he had also raised the issue of Indian interference in Balochistan.During intermittent press briefings in connection with the ongoing military operations, ISPR spokesman, Maj-Gen. Athar Abbas has also disclosed Indian infiltration from Afghanistan by remarking that foreign spies along with huge cache of arms, made of Indian origin were captured.In fact, in guise of fighting Talibinisation of Afghanistan, Indian army in collaboration with its secret agency, RAW has established its networks in Afghanistan. New Delhi has spent millions of dollars in Afghanistan to strengthen its grip on the country. It has not only increased its military troops there, but has also decided to set up cantonments. India has been running secret operations against Pakistan from its consulates in Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandhar and other sensitive parts of the Pak-Afghan border. In this respect, Indian RAW has been continously sending its armed agents in Swat and tribal regions including other places of our country. Posing themselves as Pakistani Taliban, they have conducted a number of suicide attacks in Islamabad and other cities of our country.It is of particular attention that majority of Afghan refugees who have not returned to their country are involved in criminal activities in Pakistan after getting training from Indian secret camps, located in Afghanistan. Despite Pakistan�€™s successful military operations which have broken the command and control system of the Taliban militants, pocket resistance and some subversive acts still continues in our country because India is still backing the same from Afghanistan. RAW�€™s agents with dollars in their pockets are not only trying to create a rift between our armed forces and the people of other provinces, but are also tarnishing the image of the peace-loving Pathans.Besides, New Delhi has intensified support to the separatists of Balochistan where situation has deteriorated since April 8 this year after the death of three Baloch nationalist leaders who were assassinated through RAW�€™s well-trained agents, entered the province from Afghanistan�€”have been conducting multiple subversive acts like targeted killings, attacks on buildings, oil pipelines etc. Recently, one more minister has been murdered in Balochistan. However, these secret agents not only get arms and ammunition from Indian military installations of Afghanistan, but also instructions in order to incite the general masses to oppose country�€™s federation through Baloch feudal lords (Sardars). Notably, Akbar Bugti�€™s, grandson, Brahmdagh Bugti with the full backing of RAW has been operating against Pakistan from Kabul. On July 23, 2008, in an interview with the BBC, Brahmdagh Bugti, remarked that they had the right to accept foreign aid and arms from anywhere including India.There are also Indian political experts in Afghanistan, who guide RAW as to how weaken the federation of Pakistan. For example, another purpose of subversive activities in Balochistan is to gain the sympathies of general masses for Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) which has been fighting for secession of the province.Nevertheless, there are also a number of secret Mudrassahs in Afghanistan where so-called religious scholars from India are engaged in indoctrination of children, thus producing highly-motivated suicide bombers which are being sent to various areas of Pakistan. Recently our security forces have captured a number of youngsters who told as to how their minds were moulded to commit suicide.It is of particular attention that the puppet regeme of Hamid Karzai allowed New Delhi in using the Border Roads Organisation in constructing the ring roads by employing Indo-Tibeten police force under the pretext of security. In the recent past, some Indian diplomats have also suggested to engage India in Af-Pak strategy.Nevertheless, with the help of some external intelligence agencies, especially Israeli Mossad, Indian spies of Afghanistan have also been working against the cordial relationship of Pakistan with China and Iran. In the past few years, abduction and killing of many Chinese and Iranian nationals in Pakistan might be cited as an example. In that context, on April 18, 2008, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi openly revealed, �€œSome external forces are trying to weaken China-Pakistan strategic ties�€� by �€œcreating misunderstandings�€�. Recenly, when more than 180 persons died in ethnic riots occurred in Urumqi, the capital of China�€™s Xinjiang province-the largely populated region of the Muslims, India with the help of its western lobbies and media blamed Pakistani militants for supporting the insurgency so as to deteriorate Sino-Pak ties. In fact, last year, New Delhi which has given shelter to the Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama and his militants had played a key role in supporting upsurge in the Tibetan areas of China. As a matter of fact, these insurgents are also being sent to Xinjiang province of China from Indian training camps of Afghanistan.It is mentionable that Balochistan�€™s ideal geo-strategic location with Gwadar seaport could prove to be Pakistan�€™s key junction, connecting rest of the world with Central Asia. It is due to strategic benefits that the US which signed a nuclear deal with India last year, intends to control Balochistan as an independent state in containing China and subduing Iran. Owing to these reasons, America and India are creating instability in Pakistan by backing Baloch separatists. For these and some other sinister designs, by increasing its hold, especially New Delhi intends to increase its strategic depth by having a permanent control on Afghanistan.It is noteworthy that the US-led some western countries have been apprehending due to the Indo-Israeli strong lobbies that a plot to attack American homeland and Europe can be prepared in Pakistan�€™s tribal areas which have become safe-havens of Al Qaeda. So in order to manipulate the situation, Indian RAW has been planning to train the white citizens of the west in Afghanistan to conduct another 9/11 type catastrophe in the United States with a view to implicating Pakistan.Western public is already biased against Pakistan owing to failure of their governments against war on terror in Afghanistan. In this context, some reports suggest that Indian RAW has decided to avail this golden opportunity by obtaining weapons of mass destruction secretly, and using them in the US and Europe including their employment against the NATO forces in Afghanistan. RAW�€™s sole aim is to provocate Americans against Pakistan which is the only Islamic nuclear country, threatening Indian hegemony in the region. Thus RAW could create a dangerous misunderstanding in which US could also use small atomic weapons in Afghanistan and our tribal areas. And Pakistan could also be asked to rollback its nuclear programme.As regards Indian nefarious designs in Afghanistan, even �€œIndian Defence Review,�€� of Jan-Mar 2009 has suggested the disintegration of Pakistan. The Review pointed out that for New Delhi, �€œthis opens a window of opportunity to ensure that the Gwadar port does not fall into the hand of China. Afghanistan will gain stability�€¦India�€™s access to Central Asian energy routes will open up.�€�Although since its creation, RAW has been advancing Indian hegemonistic goals in Asia through its clandestine agents who have their presence in almost all regional countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Myanmar etc, and are acting upon various tactics of psychological warfare, yet owing to its tentacles in Afghanistan, the country has become the centre of regional plots, particularly directed against Pakistan, China and Iran. Nonetheless, American general Stanley McChrystal who, himself, is observing the situation in wake of ground realties is quite right through his realistic approach by indicating that Indian �€œpolitical and economic influence is increasing in Afghanistan�€� which �€œis likely to exacerbate regional tensions.�€� Now, Indian designs in Afghanistan have been confirmed. Sajjad Shaukat is writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations . Email:
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