A regional security dialogue on Afghanistan hosted by India reeks of the country’s desperate attempts to erase its “nefarious use of foreign policy as a state-terrorism tool,” experts said on Tuesday.
According to a report by India Today, India will host the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan on November 10 (Wednesday) which will be chaired by Indian National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval.
However, security experts point towards the inherent irony in the holding of the dialogue, saying that the host country carries the baggage of manipulating the neighbouring countries by using Afghan soil.
In September, Pakistan had presented a dossier on the Indian-backed acts of terrorism carried out from Afghanistan. The 131-page dossier contained details of contacts between India’s intelligence agencies and the terrorist groups including Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, Baloch Liberation Army and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, along with relevant evidence in the shape of bank transactions worth millions of dollars, documents, and audio clips.
The revelations made in the dossier were corroborated and confirmed by global leaders as well. In 2011, a former US Secretary of Defence told the audience at Oklahoma’s Cameron University that, “India for some time has used Afghanistan as a second front, and India has over the years financed problems for Pakistan on that side of the border”.
Furthermore, Indian officials and military personnel have also admitted India’s role in using terrorism as a foreign policy tool against Pakistan. These include the late Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Major (retired) Gaurav Arya, who had publicly acknowledged at a television show that he had been involved in fomenting instability in Balochistan.
Decades earlier, India seized upon the US invasion of Pakistan’s neighbour as an opportunity to spread anarchy and instability, fueling sectarian tensions and ethnic tension in Pakistan.
Earlier this year, BuzzFeed News released a trove of secret government documents, showing how many of the world’s largest banks and other financial institutions are moving trillions of dollars worth of suspicious transactions on behalf of drug cartels, money launderers and terrorist groups.
It revealed that 44 Indian banks and financial institutions were implicated in hundreds of ‘top-secret suspicious-activity-reports (SARs)’ by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) – an agency within the US Treasury Department – was charged with combating money laundering, terrorism financing and financial fraud.
Sinister campaign against Pakistan
Similarly, a report released by EU DisinfoLab showed that India had been sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan and simultaneously launched a global campaign against it besides running an information war and manipulating global public opinion.
The report noted that India has been running a sinister campaign against Pakistan and the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir since 2005.
To legitimise its narrative, India registered the domains of over 500 websites. It also set up 750 fake media outlets in 116 countries that peddled the Indian narrative, spewed unrelenting lies against Pakistan, ran negative news about China Pakistan Economic Corridor to undermine it, and projected Pakistan as a state-sponsor of terrorism.
Nevertheless, experts are of the view that India has now lost a safe sanctuary to foment instability in Pakistan after the takeover of the Taliban government in Afghanistan.
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