Pakistan’s support of terrorist groups working in Afghanistan and Kashmir is to maintain balance with India, according to a recently released WikiLeaks cable.
The WikiLeaks cable (reference no. 226531), which was released on 23 September 2009, revealed that Pakistan fears an India-friendly government in Afghanistan will give India an opportunity to operate against Pakistan from Afghanistan.
According to the cable, solving Kashmir dispute will dramatically improve the situation. The cable emphasized on US reassessing its policies towards India.
We need to reassess Indian involvement in Afghanistan and our own policies towards India, including the growing military relationship through sizable conventional arms sales, as all of this feeds Pakistani establishment paranoia and pushes them closer to both Afghan and Kashmir-focused terrorist groups while reinforcing doubts about U.S. intentions.
Cable Referenced: WikiLeaks no. 226531