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Pakistan is a twin brother, India a great friend: Karzai

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  1. Agent_47

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    Seeking to allay apprehensions, Afghan President Hamid Karzai today said his country's strategic partnership with India was not targeted against "twin brother" Pakistan.

    "Pakistan is a twin brother, India is a great friend. The agreement that we signed yesterday with our friend will not affect our brother," Karzai said during an interaction after delivering the Third R K Mishra Memorial lecture organised by the Observer Research Foundation here.

    He said the neither India nor Afghanistan intended the strategic partnership to go beyond the two countries.

    "The signing of the strategic partnership with India is not directed against any country. It is not directed against any other entity. This is for Afghanistan to benefit from the strength of India," Karzai said.

    In his address, the Afghan leader said there was nothing new in the strategic partnership as the two countries have been engaged for the past few years during which India has offered over 2000 scholarships for Afghan students, built roads and the Zaranj-Delaram Highway, raised power transmission lines from North Afghanistan to Kabul and built the Parliament building.

    "This is all strategic. Yesterday, we only put in words what we have been doing all these years," Karzai said.

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Karzai yesterday signed a strategic partnership agreement – the first such pact between Afghanistan and another country – under which India will increase its training of Afghan army and other security personnel.

    "Afghanistan will not only not forget this but remain grateful to India forever," Karzai said.

    Pakistan is a twin brother, India a great friend: Karzai - Indian Express
     
  2. Himanshu Pandey

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    good for India and Afganistan... pakistan should consider on eliminating terrorist from their soil and their economy
     
  3. theeternallaw13

    theeternallaw13 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    u can't have candies in both hand at the same time
     
  4. tariqkhan18

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    Karzai wants to make sure that Pakistan doesn't get upset. Since when did he started caring about Pakistan? Did Pakistan start a cooperation with them recently? :woot:
     
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    sirf kahna ki baat hai afganistan pakistan sa bure trah katta ta hai trust nhe hai bikul ..............................
     
  6. Sanjeeb Bose

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    Pakistan's ISI is planning Karzai's assassination ... today itself the plot was uncovered... This is the last ditch effort from Karzai...
     
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    An infant upset with his brother??? hummm.
     
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    good gesture frm Karzai..
     
  9. Foxtrot

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    In bengali we call karzai's stance as,'du naukai pa diye cholchhe'...........meaning...karzai has got both his feet in 2 different boats.....when the 2 boats go apart, he is sure to fall beneath........i hope i dont need to xplain who the 2 boats r........
     
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    Its a wise gesture on his part, a good political move
     
  11. Himanshu Pandey

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    a hope for end of bloodshed their only if Pakistanis have some brain and common sense
     
  12. Manmohan Yadav

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    I guess its a dream then
     
  13. Hammad Khan

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    kerzai will need pakistan's support when once allied forces are gone, also kerzai doesnt want to make pakistan enemy, afghanistan cant afford that nor can kerzai

    pakistan doesnt care what ever kerzai does, because once the allied are gone kerzai is gone!!
     
  14. Foxtrot

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    I think India is wasting it's money by creating infrastructure in Afganistan.......I think the pak army is just waiting for the Americans to pull out of Afganistan.......and then they can invade the country by citing revival of Al-kaeda in Afganistan......ISI will bomb some of it's own cities to make the case stronger.............It will serve quite a few purpose to pakistan.......firstly control over a vast territory.......secondly, the aggression by the army will galvanize the nation allowing Kiyani to assume command of pakistan, overthrowing the zardari-gilani rule, jst like what musharaf did after kargil...................Thirdly, they wouldn't want another independent country with common borders and close relations with India, US and many other rivals of pakistan...........China would also want the same.......
    USA will just be in a position to issue verbal threats and warnings against pakistani aggression and nothing more.....at most they can impose sanctions and restrictions on pakistan.......
    Pakistan once conquering Afganistan will transfer it to pakistan friendly taliban control as was the situation before 9/11.......this could spell huge dangers for india.....as taliban and al-qaeda emerging from a long drawn war will target India to show it's presence.....though US will remain as their ultimate target......the taliban/al-qaeda may not be in a position to attack US for upto a decade after US pullout from Afganistan.....but will certainly be capable of targeting india backed by the ISI.......
    India strategists will have to figure out fast, the tactics which india will adopt vis-a-vis afganistan after the US pullout.....if they cant figure that out, the indian common mass should be prepared to shed few more blood to terrorism.......
     
  15. Himanshu Pandey

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    its not going to happen a lot of issues involved
     
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