360° Coverage : Terrorism boomeranged on Pakistan, says US official

5 Updates
Terrorism boomeranged on Pakistan, says US official
Photo Credit: , Getty Images

Terrorism boomeranged on Pakistan, says US official

Oct 1 2013, 3:38am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Pakistan to shun terrorism to make peace with India, a top US defence official suggested that over time Islamabad "flirted" with terrorism as state policy and now it has boomeranged on it. He said the threat to Pakistan was not from India but from the terrorism that it promoted and fostered.

Washington, Oct 1 — A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Pakistan to shun terrorism to make peace with India, a top US defence official suggested that over time Islamabad "flirted" with...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Terrorism boomeranged on Pakistan, says US official

Oct 1 2013, 3:38am CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Pakistan to shun terrorism to make peace with India, a top US defence official suggested that over time Islamabad "flirted" with terrorism as state policy and now it has boomeranged on it. He said the threat to Pakistan was not from India but from the terrorism that it promoted and fostered.

Washington, Oct 1 — A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked Pakistan to shun terrorism to make peace with India, a top US defence official suggested that over time Islamabad "flirted" with terrorism as state policy and now it has boomeranged on it. He said the threat to Pakistan was not from India but from the terrorism that it promoted and fostered.

"I was clear in Pakistan that the principal threat to Pakistan is terrorism, not its neighbours," Deputy Defence Secretary Ashton Carter, who visited India, Pakistan and Afghanistan recently, said Monday at a Washington think-tank.

"The government of Pakistan has flirted over time with using terrorism as an instrument of state policy, and it's coming to the realisation that terrorism's a boomerang and it comes back on you when you try to use it for your own purposes," he said.

"I was honest with my hosts in Islamabad in terms of how Pakistan must achieve peaceful relations with India on the east in order to reap the benefits of cross-border trade, if it's truly to develop its economy," he said at the Centre for American Progress.

"And it needs a secure and stable Afghanistan on the west for the same reason," Carter said.

The official said he "was equally frank with my interlocutors in Delhi that the US supports Pakistani efforts to improve their bilateral relations and hope Delhi will reciprocate".

Carter said he had also told the Indians of US government's appreciation for their support to Afghanistan "in the realms of humanitarian and development aid and their efforts to train the Afghan security forces in India".

Meanwhile, asked to comment Sunday's meeting between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif, the State Department said the US welcomed "any and all high-level discussions between Pakistan and India".

"That would improve their bilateral relationship," said spokesperson Jen Psaki who noted President Barack Obama had last week said the US shares "an interest with both countries in seeing a peaceful reduction of tensions on the subcontinent".

"And we continue to support, strongly, efforts by India and Pakistan to improve all aspects of their bilateral relations, and we encourage further dialogue," she said.

In response to another question, Psaki said the US position on Kashmir has not changed. "We still believe the pace, scope, and character of India and Pakistan's dialogue on Kashmir is for those two countries to determine, and we continue to encourage dialogue."

(Arun Kumar can be contacted at arun.kumar@ians.in)

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Despite Cold Shoulder From Obama, India's New Leader Takes US by Storm

Oct 2 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Big Government

Despite a noticeably cool reception at the White House, everywhere else India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on his five day visit to the United States he was treated more like a pop star than the self-effacing 63-year old devout Hindu that he is.  More than 19,000 adoring fans, many of whom travelled from Indian communities throughout the United States and Canada just for the chance to see Modi, crammed into New York City’s iconic Madison Square Garden on Sunday for ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
4

4 weeks ago

Ami Bera Loses Support of Sikh Community over 1984 Massacre in India

Sep 24 2014 6:30pm CDT | Source: Big Government

Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, who is Indian, is losing support for his 2014 reelection because many Sikhs are angry at his refusal to acknowledge the Indian government’s culpability in the massacre of 3,000 Sikhs in India in 1984, according to the Sacramento Bee. Bera hails from the Indian state of Gujurat, but is not Sikh. The massacre in 1984 was catalyzed by the Oct. 31, 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by two Sikh bodyguards. ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government
 

 
Update
3

4 weeks ago

India-China Relations: A New Chapter?

Sep 19 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In the backdrop of President Xi Jinping's ongoing visit to India, presenting an exclusive free and frank dialogue on bilateral ties with Mr. Jayadeva Ranade, President, China Analysis and Strategy (India); Dr. Srikanth Kondapalli, Professor, Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU (India) and Ms. Haiyan Wang, Co-Author, "Getting China and India Right" and Managing Partner, China India Institute (U.S.). The int ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Twitter birds flock back to Benghazi

Sep 8 2014 2:15pm CDT | Source: WND

Two events that generated quite a bit of Twitter activity this past week were the passing of comedienne Joan Rivers and the broadcast of Fox News’ controversial “13 Hours at Benghazi.” Twitter aggregator Twitchy was there to capture some of the most poignant tweets that flowed when Fox’s special report aired last Saturday evening. Wrote one twitterer, conveying the sentiment of many in under 140 characters: “Palpable grief, heroism, and abandonment. What differ ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden
Washington, Oct 24 (IANS) President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden.
 
 
Student dies in Finland high school stabbing
Helsinki, Oct 24 (IANS) A stabbing incident in a high school in Finland's northern town of Utsjoki around noon Friday left one male student dead, media reported.
 
 
Putin, Merkel call for new talks between Kiev, separatists
Moscow, Oct 24 (IANS/TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called for holding another meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine at the earliest, the Kremlin said Friday.
 
 
London police compensate undercover agent's victim
London, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The London police department has paid 425,000 pounds ($681,000) in compensation to a woman who discovered that the man with whom she bore a child was actually an undercover police agent whose job was to spy on her activities, officials said Friday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Second MERS case reported in Qatar
Doha, Oct 23 (IANS) A 43-year-old man in Qatar has tested positive for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the second confirmed case of the deadly virus in 10 days, media reported Thursday. The patient had...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Two people die in Pakistan bomb blast
Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 12 others injured in an explosion that took place in Pakistan's Balochistan province Thursday, media reported. The bomb was planted on a motorcycle, Dawn...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Trott extends contract with Warwickshire till 2017
London, Oct 23 (IANS) England batsman Jonathan Trott, whose mental issues led to his abrupt departure from last winter's Ashes tour, has confirmed his successful comeback to competitive cricket by signing a new three-...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap big movers in BWF rankings
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Alvin Stardust dead
London, Oct 23 (IANS) English singer Alvin Stardust died after a short illness. He was 72. Stardust's manager confirmed the news about his demise Thursday, reports mirror.co.uk. He was recently diagnosed with...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Indian man reunited with family after 40 years
Dubai, Oct 23 (IANS) An Indian man, who had disappeared from his hometown in Kerala nearly 40 years ago, has been found by his family at a hospital in Dubai in the UAE, a newspaper report said. Now in his 60s, Abdulla...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Srikanth, Kashyap, Saina rise in world rankings
Kala Lumpur, Oct 23 (IANS) Indian men shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap jumped seven places each in the latest released Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings Thursday while Olympic bronze medallist...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Flintoff signs for Big Bash side Brisbane Heat
Brisbane, Oct 23 (IANS) Former England captain and all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, who retired from international cricket in 2009, Wednesday confirmed that he will play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League (BBL) this...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
OPEC daily basket price falls again
Vienna, Oct 23 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.94 a barrel Wednesday compared to $82.09 Tuesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Lopez to sign multi-million dollar deal?
Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez is reportedly in the final stages of securing a multi-million dollar deal to perform in Las Vegas. The 45-year-old is being offered $350,000 per show at The...
Read more on Celebrity Balla