Sunday, May 19, 2013

Karzai Seeks Indian Military Aid Amid Tensions With Pakistan

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KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan.

"Afghanistan has already agreed and signed a strategic pact with India and based on that agreement, India assists Afghanistan on several grounds, including the military sector," Faizi said.

"In order to strengthen Afghan security forces, we will ask India to help us with military needs and shortages," he said.

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High hopes.

Doesn't he know that the Indian government doesn't seek Indian military aid even for its own issues with Pakistan and/or China?! Guess he doesn't read the news. How is this for an example:

The government was rigid in its view that the Chinese army must vacate and pull back, but some things have changed on the ground in eastern Ladakh and it will take a while to figure out if the new posture is permanent … …This means Indian forces will not seek to mark a presence — as they have been doing in recent years — in an area they see as India's side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) well within its claim lines [Link].

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