Pakistan Will Be Worst Affected By US Withdrawal From Afghanistan, Not India


India should not be concerned about possible US military withdrawal from Afghanistan. If India wants to project power beyond its border and seen “as a great power”, then New Delhi should be not concerned as others, especially Pakistan will be affected too – said former National Security Advisor (NSA) Shivshankar Menon.

Though I don’t think that’s going to happen,” Menon said discussion organised by the Indo-American Friendship Association. Menon said it was Pakistan and not Afghanistan that India should worry about.

Menon, who was the NSA when Manmohan Singh was the Prime Minister, said a military withdrawal from Afghanistan had been on the US foreign policy radar since the time of former President Barack Obama. India’s fear over it was misplaced.

“Have you ever seen an Afghan terrorist? You see Pakistani terrorists. Our problem is Pakistan, not Afghanistan,” he added. Read More

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