US rejects Pakistan’s concerns over India’s role in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (92 News) – United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson has on Wednesday rejected Pakistan’s concerns over India’s role in Afghanistan and termed them ‘overestimated’.
Addressing American Think Tank, the United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan said, “I sometime feel that the degree of Indian influence on Afghanistan may be overestimated in Pakistan. India has been a supportive partner for Afghanistan. It has provided a limited amount but important military assistance to Afghanistan.”
Olson appreciated Pakistan for launching anti-terror campaigns in Waziristan but pointed out that it is reluctant in taking strong actions against terrorist networks that go after its neighbors.
He pointed out that Pakistan will have to shed this reluctance if it wants to have a bright future.
United States Special Representative said that Pakistan should increase counter-terrorism operations against the Taliban and the Haqqani group.
He said that other countries in the region are also playing their role, however, the biggest challenge at the moment is dialogues.