US Senator Wants India To Send Its Troops To Afghanistan

With the gradual withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, time has now
come for India to send its military inside that country, a top American
lawmaker has said.

“It makes sense for the two largest countries to be military allies.
On Afghanistan, India, as you know, as a security establishment, is
already fighting over 30 insurgencies or guerilla operations,” Senator
Mark Kirk said at a discussion forum organised by Washington-based think
tank, Foreign Policy Initiative.

“The Indian security establishment well understands this challenge. I
think can correctly perceive that moving terror from North or South or
general parts of Dafatan into secured bases around Kabul with the fall
of the Karzai government would represent a long-term real security
threat for India,” he said.

Blasts in Afghanistan at Muhraam were one of the worst terrorist strikes in the country this year. 

“Remember, if you have terror bases operating
against Pakistan from india, India is subjected to pressure from Pakistan. If Pakistan could offload that terror training and operations
into metropolitan Afghanistan, it makes it much harder for India to
pressure for the end of those operations,” Kirk said.

The US Senator said over the long term, it makes sense for India to send
a key signal to Afghan politicians— “look, we know the Americans are
leaving. We know the Haqqani’s are bidding, but we are now stepping in
here. We will bank roll you”.