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Af-Pak policy: ISI must fall in line
he Economic Times ^ | 12/04/2009 | ET Bureau

Posted on 12/05/2009 1:42:28 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld

The Manmohan Singh government on Thursday said it was imperative for the international community to continue putting pressure on Pakistan to dismantle the safe havens that export terror into the neighbourhood.

Responding to President Barack Obama’s Afghan policy, MEA spokesperson Vishnu Prakash said Pakistan has to be persuaded to root out these safe havens. `` India believes that it is in the interest of the international community to impress upon Pakistan that it must use all its influence and resources to implement its commitments to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorism and to deny sanctuary to all terrorist groups who operate from its soil,’’ he said.

Welcoming President Obama’s `` reiteration of the need to squarely tackle terrorism,’’ the spokesperson said that it was essential for the international community to oppose `` those who nurture , sustain and give sanctuary to terrorists and extremist elements.’’

But for the US, Pakistan is the core of its Afghan strategy. With Taliban and al-Qaeda safe havens flourishing in Pakistan, the quality of cooperation from the Pakistani military is expected to determine the future course in Afghanistan and the success of the Af-Pak policy. And the ISI in particular is seen as key to the success of the American and Nato troops in countering the Taliban.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afganistan; afpak; alqaeda; india; isi; manmohansingh; pakistan; singh; southasia; taliban; wariztan; waronterror

1 posted on 12/05/2009 1:42:30 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
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To: sonofstrangelove

The ISI will not fall in line, but continue to wage terrorist acts.

2 posted on 12/05/2009 2:50:18 AM PST by myknowledge (F-22 Raptor: World's Largest Distributor of Sukhoi parts!)
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To: myknowledge

I agree. But one way to get them in line is to cut off US aid

3 posted on 12/05/2009 2:53:10 AM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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