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India, Afganistan and Pakistan : Trilogy

Discussion in 'Greater Asia & Middle East' started by VinodKumar, Jul 26, 2015.

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    Afghanistan has handed an armaments wish-list over to New Delhi ahead of the 2014 NATO drawdown from that country.

    It includes as many as 150 battle tanks, 120 (105 mm) field guns, a large number of 82 mm mortars, one medium lift transport aircraft (AN-32), two squadrons of medium lift and attack helicopters, and a large number of trucks.

    The Afghanistan government has sought military and civilian support from India as part of its strategy to scale up its armoury. Afghanistan has also sought allied paraphernalia for training, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment from India.


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    Highly-placed sources in the government have said the Afghanistan army also wants New Delhi to set up a military training facility for its officers and soldiers in Afghanistan and provide a training team immediately.

    The Afghan army men will be trained in English language, counter insurgency operations, ordnance-weapons and vehicle repairs.

    India is also providing $2bn to Afghanistan for its infrastructure development projects, including construction of dams, roads, bridges, Parliament, schools, hospitals and training facilities.

    "India is working very closely with the US, Russia and several other countries on Afghanistan post- 2014 drawdown and all like-minded powers have one goal. Afghanistan cannot be permitted to slide back into the tumultuous days of Taliban. An effort is being made to synchronize the rebuilding effort," sources said.

    In a powerful signal to India, Afghanistan has turned down Pakistan's offer to train their service personnel and a generous line of credit to take "what they want" from Pakistan ordnance factories.

    "Pakistan's powerful Army Chief General Ashfq Pervez Kayani had visited Afghanistan and offered to train the Afghanistan Army - both officers and men. One officer even attended the Command and Staff College in Quetta but in his assessment report after the course said officers in future should be sent to Staff College, Wellington (India)," sources said.

    More than 400 Afghan army officers have undergone training at National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakvasla, Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun and Officers Training Academy (OTA) Chennai in the past three years alone. A total of 1,200 Afghan National Army officers have been trained by India.

    "Back in Afghanistan, they proudly wear the NDA, IMA & OTA insignia on their uniform. Though the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) has set up a training base for Afghan officers and enlisted men in Afghanistan itself, communication remains an issue. Therefore, they prefer to undergo training in India. We give pre-commission training to 50 officers every year. The cadets undergo an examination similar to Services Selection Board (SSB) in Kabul itself," sources said.



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    Afghan commandos from the Sixth Commando Kandak wait for two Mi-17 helicopters of the Afghan Air Force (AAF) to land as they practice infiltration techniques at Camp Morehead in the outer regions of Kabul.[​IMG]
     
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    Construction of ANA base in southern Afghanistan.
     
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    ANA soldiers, from the 4th Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 203rd Corps, fire a D30 howitzer during a live-fire certification. Having successfully certified, the battery will now reposition to Forward Operating Base Orgun-E, Paktika province, to support operations along the Pakistani border[​IMG]
     
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    Why Did Afghanistan Just Suspend a Request for Heavy Weaponry from India?




    A little noticed report in the Afghan press earlier this week confirms that the Afghan government has suspended a request made for heavy weaponry from India. The request, which was originally made by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s predecessor Hamid Karzai during a trip to New Delhi, requested heavy artillery and other weaponry from India. The request was initially rejected but later revisited by the Indian government. A report in Afghanistan’s ToLo News confirms, based on Afghan government sources, that the request for heavy weaponry has been suspended.

    Why the sudden change? Well, there are a variety of explanations. The first, and the least convincing, comes straight from within the Afghan government. Mohammad Mohaqeq, a staffer working for Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan’s chief executive officer, notes that ”If the president has rejected this, there is the possibility that he has thought of another place to confidently get these arms from.” The bid for Indian weaponry was one of the more public requests by the Afghan government and there have been no similar requests in the works for months now.

    “I believe that the president would have a trip to India and he will not contradict all the works of the former president, we need the equipment and should get it from anywhere,” Mohaqeq adds. Relations between Afghanistan and India haven’t declined either.

    The best explanation is probably that Afghanistan rescinded the request for heavy weaponry from New Delhi amid what appears to be a slow and steady process of rapprochement with Islamabad. Pakistan has made clear its interest in seeing India and Afghanistan keeping at an arm’s length. Earlier this week, Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz recommended that “external actors” following a policy of non-interference in Afghanistan’s internal matters, warning against attempts to wage a proxy war. Similarly, both Afghanistan and Pakistan are looking at expanding their cooperation on counter-terrorism amid efforts by the central government in both countries to assert control over various militant groups.

    For instance, six of the perpetrators of December’s horrific attack against a school in Peshawar were apprehended on Afghan soil. Though these men were initially questioned by Afghan authorities, Pakistani authorities were reportedly in touch with the Afghan government seeing as how Mullah Fazlullah, the mastermind behind the attack, is suspected to be hiding on Afghan soil. Given the growing importance of counter-terrorism to both these countries, improving relations, at least in the short-term, is an area of common interest.

    Historically, however, Pakistan’s military-intelligence community has seen Afghanistan as nothing more than a buffer state. To this end, Pakistan has been held responsible for bolstering the Afghan Taliban and undermining the ability of the central government in Kabul to govern Afghanistan’s borderlands effectively.

    The Ghani government’s decision to suspend the request for heavy weaponry from India, however, doesn’t signal a major realignment in South Asia. Pakistan, although an important factor in Afghan foreign policy, can hardly offer the same sort of long-term financial support and international political ballast as India can for Afghanistan.


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    I don't think Afganistan has any chance of survival. I think America is creating a repeat situation for the Russia like happened during Soviet Unions time where America created problems for Russia in Afganistan and Russia had to invade Afganistan, depeleating its resources, to weaken Russia further. Russia will be most affected, China and India, second.

    The Afgan national Army, from what I read, is nothing more than a gang, which founds recruitments only because people wanted to get a job, to rule by proxy. In Iraq we saw how the American created and trained Iraqi army, to makeup for their withdrawal, ran to the mountains when ISIS soldiers were coming. I think the same future lies for Afganistan.

    Taliban will rule Afgan.
     
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    Ghani is a wuss. His former employer was the World Bank. That shows where his loyalty lies. I read in some investigative journals that Ghani has tea with NATO leaders every week, and ask how to make things easier for them. He is nothing more than a western appointed puppet who lacks even more balls than Karzai.
     
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    then it would be a disaster for sure.
     
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    Off course the ANA needed that arms very much.
    specially helicopters and tanks. and this idiot stop them in fear of pakistan.. he feels pakistan will help fighting terror for them... bullshit.. Pakistan just want to see afgan people under their controlled taliban as rats. Pakistan is not trust worthy in any case.
     
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    Everyone knows that Taliban or various fatctions within it are actually pakistani army in deception. Maybe America wants to create a greater Pakistan, hand over Afgan to Pakistan, thereby creating a strong Pakistan which will pin India down, because the current Pakistan can't handle India??
     
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    pakistan will never be able to pin down india ... the taliban is concerned it has many groups within its almost like pak afgan balooch etc.
     
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