July 31, 2013

India, Pakistan Fear 'Surplus Terrorism' after Afghan Pullout

The Times of India | WASHINGTON - India and Pakistan fear that any instability in the war-torn Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US troops could result in "surplus terrorism" in both the countries, a top US official has said.

At the same time he said that the US believes both India and Pakistan will play significant roles in Afghanistan in the coming years.

"I think both Pakistan and India will play and ought to play very important, significant roles going forward in Afghanistan" said Peter Lavoy, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for Asia Pacific Security Affairs.

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