India should resist Donald Trump’s Afghanistan plans; deploying troops in Af-Pak region akin to making them cannon fodder

So US president Donald Trump wants India to display its muscle by deploying troops in Afghanistan to keep the Taliban at bay even as he decides to pull out or at least drawdown the strength of the US presence from 14,000 to 7,000 troops.

Is this tripe or potential for India to gain a higher place in the Trump durbar, unpredictable that the latter is anyway. It needs examination if for nothing else than doing an appreciation on India’s out of area military capability and examining the strategic implications of what at the face of it sounds a lot of balderdash.

There appears a US perception that the situation in Af-Pak has dwindled down from the international strategic to merely a regional one. Strange perception since the US went into Afghanistan for many reasons.  Read More

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