Signal from Washington: Pakistan needs to work harder

Signal from Washington: Pakistan needs to work harder

Trump Directors concluded that the easing of tensions between India and Pakistan, including talks to renew the formal dialogue “is likely to depend” in 2017 on a “marked and sustained reduction” of cross-border terrorism and the “progress in Pathankot” “.
It was also found that New Delhi is “considering punitive options” to increase the cost of Islamabad for its alleged support for cross-border terrorism.
These are statements made by two senior officials of the United States administration, one appointed by President Donald Trump in March this year, the Senate Committee on the Armed States on Tuesday as part of its global assessment of threats by Part of the US intelligence community.
Although Trump Directors conducted a comprehensive review of the policy of the South Asian region, the testimony of two senior officials outlines the idea of the new administration in India and Pakistan after only four months in office.
Daniel R Coats, the director of national intelligence, said on Tuesday: “India-Pakistan relations remain tense after two major terrorist attacks in 2016 by militants crossing from Pakistan to India, which could deteriorate further in 2017, Especially in the case of another high-level terrorist attack in India as New Delhi attributed the origin or with Pakistan. Islamabad’s inability to kerb support for anti-India militants and New Delhi’s growing intolerance of this policy, Combined with an alleged lack of progress in Pakistan’s investigations into Pathankot’s cross-border attack in January 2016, paved the way for a deterioration of bilateral relations in 2016. “The appointment of Coats was confirmed in March.
“An increasing number of firing along the control line, including the use of artillery and mortars, could exacerbate the risk of unintentional escalation among these nuclear-armed neighbours. Relief from Indo-Pakistani tensions increased, including Negotiations to renew the formal dialogue will likely depend on 2017 a sustained and sustained reduction of cross-border attacks by terrorist groups based in Pakistan and progress in the Pathankot investigation, “he said. That took place in the Dirksen Senate office building in Washington DC.

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