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April 9th, 2001, 06:37 PM
India uses Iran route to fight Taliban
New Delhi, April 9: India is using the Iran route to facilitate the supply of information, intelligence and arms to Northern Alliance Afghan leader Ahmed Shah Masood for his struggle against the Taliban.
The Indian government joined the US, Russia and Iran in what officials would like to call a “strategic understanding” to strengthen the anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan. Masood, the only Afghan military leader, has been fighting the Taliban for the past four years and despite the covert help remains desperately short of military and human resources.
India has also been sending medical help for the Northern Alliance leader and is reportedly in close touch with Masood. Officially, however, Delhi has preferred to keep a distance and the understanding with Teheran for what sources described as “resource sharing” is basically an undercover operation to strengthen Masood’s hands who has been virtually pushed into the Panjshir Valley during his increasingly isolated fight against the Taliban.
Russia, according to Jane’s (defence weekly) Information Group, is prepared to send nearly 5,000 troops to help Masood in his “Spring Campaign.” Tajikistan and Uzbekistan are reportedly being prepared as bases to launch anti-Taliban operations by Russia.
Officially, of course, Russia has always ruled out the possibility of sending troops, in any form, to Afghanistan. International pressure has also been exerted on Pakistan, which was the first country to diplomatically recognise the Taliban, to stop sending military help to sustain the Army it helped raise.
Prime Minister A B Vajpayee’s visit to Iran at this time is important to strengthen the understanding for joint cooperation against terrorism. India decided to join forces with the other countries against the Taliban after its national airlines aircraft was hijacked from Kathmandu to Kandahar.
Terrorism and drugs are being exported by the Taliban under the guise of Islamic fundamentalism, leading affected countries on the route to strike new alliances on this front. Sources claim that Pakistan, under pressure, has shifted its terrorists training camps and poppy cultivation to Taliban territory.
The Jane’s Information Group has given statistics to prove that the opium gum cultivation in Afghanistan doubled in direct proportion to a major reduction of the same in Pakistan where the figures read 629 hectares in the year 2000 as against 32,000 hectares recorded during the 1980’s.
Vajpayee is expected to formalise the understanding with Iran in more concrete terms. Sources said that a “significant” joint statement between the two countries is likely which will touch on issues of common concern, with terrorism and narcotics in the forefront. India has entered into a joint working group on terrorism with Russia on Afghanistan specifically.
This was set up last year and has met once in November last in New Delhi. India and the United States have also set up a JWG on terrorism which has had three meetings till date.
April 9th, 2001, 07:21 PM
New York, April 9: Russia is expected to lead a drive this month to persuade the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on Pakistan, the strongest supporter of Afghanistan’s Taliban
The Russian campaign, which comes after two rounds of UN sanctions against the Taliban, could put the administration of US President George W Bush in a quandary, the paper said, citing diplomats and UN officials.
Pakistan has serious economic problems and faces more than a million Afghan refugees.
But Washington has also led the drive to isolate the Taliban for harbouring Saudi dissident Osama Bin Laden, who is wanted for allegedly masterminding the bombings of two American embassies in Africa in 1998. The first review of sanctions imposed on the Taliban American and Russian insistence will come before the Council on Thursday.
The Russians and French have compiled dossiers accusing Pakistan of direct support for the Taliban in its fight against an opposition Army based in northeastern Afghanistan, diplomats were reported as saying.
At a press conference here, Shamshad Ahmad, Pakistan’s envoy to the United Nations, dismissed the allegations of support, reports said.
April 9th, 2001, 07:36 PM
aurangzeb and Buttock??
kahan ho ????
start hoarding grains and motor oil :D
April 10th, 2001, 10:16 AM
If every one is happy with you, it means you are not working for your own interests......:D
anyway russia has denied this news on the very same day
April 10th, 2001, 10:25 AM
Oscar do you work in the Kremlin??
April 10th, 2001, 10:40 AM
This does'nt mean that Indians are cowards ??
April 10th, 2001, 10:47 AM
Frank Alan said:
This does'nt mean that Indians are cowards ??
First explain what do YOUmean bythis?
April 10th, 2001, 11:25 AM
Dear Viking, it never requires to work in Kremlin to read a newspaper.
here is the full story for you.
Moscow denies working on sanctions
UNITED NATIONS: Russia denied on Monday it was campaigning to impose sanctions on Pakistan for allegedly providing military assistance to Taliban in violation of Security Council resolutions.
However, Russian envoy Gennady Gatilov said that his UN delegation had passed some information to a Security Council Sanctions Committee about violations, although he would not say if the material dealt with Pakistan.
"We are not going to initiate anything of that sort," he said in response to a New York Times report. "It is the wrong information," he added. US Ambassador James Cunningham told reporters, "I've been told that they (Russia) have been looking into" sanctions on Pakistan. But he said it was premature to say a decision had been made on how to proceed in the Security Council.
British Ambassador Sir Jeremy Greenstock, this month's council president, also said the reports were premature. "My impression is that guns were being jumped with that article," he said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's envoy at the United Nations, Masood Khalid, said that there were no grounds for sanctions against his country. "Pakistan has very clearly said they are complying with the sanctions," he said. "They (Moscow) are saying they have the evidence. We haven't seen any of the evidence so far," he added.
April 10th, 2001, 04:28 PM
hey officially this may be the statement. But you know diplomacy right. So better start hoarding gas and grains.
April 10th, 2001, 06:22 PM
You need to understand the basics of "CREATING/SOLVING PROBLEMS IN OTHER COUNTRIES " through secret services.
If you were a genuine pakistani , u should know how ISI works and was creating problems in Kashmir. Are you a pakistani ???
FYI ..ill let you know what are the countries who are seriously involved in eliminating taliban , and there by alienating pak.
all these countries are working in some or other way to drive the devils out.
btw .. if you ask them about it , they will always deny that they give support to the Ahmed shah Masood group in Afghan , yeah .. the same way how pakistan deines sponsoring and instigating terrorism in kashmir
April 10th, 2001, 07:33 PM
UNITED NATIONS, April 9: In a bid to bolster the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance of Ahmed Shah Masood, Russia and France are expected to lobby the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Pakistan for its alleged support to the Taliban, diplomats here said.
However, Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Mr Shamshad Ahmad, said at a press conference on Friday that Pakistan was in full compliance with provisions of the Security Council resolutions imposing sanctions on Taliban, although it deemed them unfair and counterproductive to any peace initiative.
France hosted Ahmed Shah Masood last week and the European Union's support for the Afghan opposition have given more credence to the Russian initiative.
Pakistan's Deputy Permanent Representative, Mr Masood Khalid, informed Dawn: "We are in touch with other security council members on the issue." He pointed out that a UN committee of experts is visiting the region this week to assess the sanctions regime and propose a new set of rules.
Many diplomats here believe that the Russian move for sanctions against Pakistan may be premature, particularly as Pakistan is finding it hard to cope with the arrival of more refugees after the imposition of fresh sanctions against Kabul.
In a report the New York Times (NYT) observed "there are signs that Pakistan, is now having doubts about its support, as the Taliban have become heroes to radical Islamic forces in Pakistan".
The Bush administration, now engaged in a general review of sanctions as a foreign policy tool, has given no indication of how it will deal with Afghanistan.
Many diplomats here maintain that they have yet to see concrete proof of those allegations. There are also questions about whether aid to the Taliban is coming from the government of Pakistan or from freewheeling elements inside Pakistani intelligence agencies.
source ..is a pakistani news paper :)
check it here
April 10th, 2001, 07:41 PM
Islamabad, April 10: Forced by drought and dwindling forex reserve barely sufficient for seven weeks of imports, Pakistan has made an urgent rescue plea to the G-7 countries to avoid default on its $38 billion debt while slashing down its key economic targets, media reports said.
Weighed down by a whopping shortfall of $900 million in balance of payments and the exchange reserves dipping to $1.4 billion, the country faces an “alarming” situation as it has to repay $5 billion in the next fiscal, The Nation reported.
Pakistan has also approached EU and international financial institutions seeking bail-out packages, it said. Pakistan is seeking the kind of relief that the international community provided to India after the earthquake in Gujarat early this year, the newspaper said.
With such precarious foreign exchange reserves, it will be difficult for Pakistan to remain current on its debt and interest liabilities, it quoted a diplomat as saying. The daily Dawn said that the Pakistan government has already informed the major international donors about its decision to slash key economic targets due to drought and other factors.
Quoting official sources it said, “World Bank and the IMF were told that it was not possible to accomplish growth targets and that now the government’s focus would be mainly on achievement of an average five per cent GDP growth rate during three years period (2001-2004).”
No final decision has been taken yet by the donor community over pakistan’s request, the diplomat said. In view of the precarious balance of payment situation, Pakistan’s Ministry of Finance has arranged a briefing for the envoys of G-7 countries and European Union as well as representatives of the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank in Islamabad on April 15, the daily said.
The government has already borrowed 215 million dollars from various commercial banks and purchased 1.9 billion dollars from the open market during the past 16 months to improve the cash flow, it said.
more interesting facts from pakistani news paper
I wonder why doesnt pakistan learn to be a good country ?? rather than making life difficult for its people as well as its neighbours, why doesnt it concentrate on bringing its economy up
I dont see this as a good situation for pakistan as well as India.
A bad neighbour is always a problem to any country !
April 11th, 2001, 07:14 PM
In another development, the Swiss government has announced new sanctions against the Taleban -- tightening visa restrictions and banning the shipment of a chemical compound used in the production of opium.
Correspondents say profits from opium are widely believed to finance Afghan weapons purchases.
Devils , time to go out !
April 12th, 2001, 04:10 AM
Oscar i am waiting for your comments :)
April 12th, 2001, 05:07 AM
jingoism at its best...
misguided persons raving and ranting...
India will win...
Pak will be obliterated....
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