A triangle of death: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India

By Cofounder: Citizen Awareness Programtitlesonly

Ironically, US invasion of Afghanistan is widely seen as a war that is fought between US and Taliban, while in contrast to this misconception, this war is only the most conspicuous face of the hydra-headed conflict fought behind the face of US and Taliban friction. The conflict which was hidden earlier is bound to escalate and come out of the veil in the wake of NATO/US withdrawal from Afghanistan, and transfer of security responsibilities to the local Afghan security bodies.

The region of South Asia, has been for the most part of the century a center stage of friction between two highly volatile nuclear capable countries; India and Pakistan.

The Afghan invasion of US has given the motivationally aligned countries Afghanistan and India an opportunity to create a zone under the cover of a globally popular anti-Pakistan narrative, an alliance aimed at fuelling and beefing Pakistan’s internal distraught with clandestine operations.

There is a logic behind this strategy which is evidently more suitable to an enemy, who does not have the capability or the balls to beat their foe upright  but by playing sinister game-plans conspiring and funding for internal conflicts in the rival country.

Here is the recent Afghan act  of shame yet against Pakistan, killing 23 paramilitary troops of Pakistan military in Afghanistan, to which TTP Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan has claimed the responsibility enjoying safe havens on the Afghan soil.


There is extremely inhumane and a thoughtless reply to Pakistani killings in Afghanistan from the Afghan observers and foreign ministry, as they claim it a lash back of Afghan sentiments for Pakistani intervention into Afghanistan. Is there ever an answer to a meaningless murder? A murder based on a pointless vengeance, or racism? From the answer itself, the Afghan psyche has displayed its shallowness on which the entire Afghan failure as a nation stand.  As someone wise once said: ” We suffer in life not from other people’s mistakes but from ingratitude and from self-love”

The Afghan foreign ministry has responded to Pakistani protest by saying: “While we will investigate the matter thoroughly, it is our belief that any terrorist act in our region is the outcome of the short-sighted policy of using extremism and terrorism as a means of strategic influence and pursuing misperceived national interest. It is impossible to nurture venomous snakes on one’s soil and wishfully think that they will only bite others.” – http://www.khaama.com/afghanistan-to-probe-the-execution-of-pakistani-forces-in-afghan-soil-2819

While, India has made its way into Afghan land in the guise of financial aid, funding the development projects, just as humanitarian assistance of the west in arab world has disrupted peace of the countries itself.


Also, US itself has recognized Pakistani fears about Indian presence in Afghanistan, and its use of Afghan soil against Pakistan. See here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-23598521

Now, the moments of US departure have approached near, there are alarming fears of Indian presence in Afghanistan rearing a highly dangerous consequences for the future of the region, as dreaded by the victims of Indian vicious designs; Pakistan and China since a long time.

Pakistan is the victim of a dreadful insurgency, all which has roots and safe havens in Afghanistan. Pakistan shares a large border with Afghanistan, keeping Pakistan at high risk of security breach at all time.

There is a history of Indian activities inside Pakistan through the Afghan gateway during the years of US presence In Afghanistan. Pakistan presented a India with a comprehensive evidence of Indian funding of terrorism in Pakistan, running of its training camps in Kandahar in Afghanistan, and other Pakistan-centric activities aimed at perpetual instability of the country.

See here:  http://www.dawn.com/news/849730/proof-of-raw-involvement-in-terror-acts-given-to-india

Although,  Afghanistan has heartfelt desire to collaborate with India in order to target Pakistan when US has left charge of the security to the local authorities. It is noteworthy that India has its fears. Where there is mutual desire for hitting Pakistan at where it hurts the most, India fears that after US has transferred Afghanistan’s security to local security bodies, Pakistan is likely to gain a natural influence in Afghanistan pertaining to deeper cultural ties, also since  Taliban in Afghanistan are reportedly in position to regain power in Afghanistan after US has left, which do not specifically hold a Pakistan-centric hatred like that of Afghan government and their allies.

Taliban in Afghanistan have stated earlier that they do not desire Afghan soil to be used against other countries, whereas the Afghan incompetent government has demonic aspirations to have its personal vengeance satisfied at any cost by acquiring help from India.

Meanwhile,  Pakistan rightfully hold fears of security vacuum in Afghanistan after US withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, which leaves strong chances of mischievous players use it for their advantage. Pakistan has continuously become target of Afghan hatred while US has stayed in that country, therefore chances of an increase anti-Pakistan hateful activities are expected to be widened to extreme level.

>> This proves, Pakistan and #India both have deep desire contradicting to the present developments, as both seek a longer US presence in Afghanistan uncertain of a future with a relatively ill-equipped and weaker local security system in Afghanistan.

Intentions of Afghanistan are a high risk for not only future of Pakistan, but the entire region.


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