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India sees its terror concerns as lost in war on terror

When hostilities nearly erupted between nuclear neighbors India and Pakistan last June, American diplomats defused the confrontation by extracting a promise from Pakistan to clamp down on terrorism in Kashmir. But India says that promise has gone unfulfilled. As tensions mount again between the two countries, India wants Washington to lean harder on Pakistan. India has grown increasingly disillusioned with what it sees as America’s double standard in the war on terrorism. Officials here charge that Pakistan – American’s ally in the war on terror – is backing Islamic militants in Kashmir and signing weapons deals with North Korea. “The Indians are getting increasingly upset, in fact, angry about these American double standards,” says Brahma Chellaney of the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi. In announcing his early resignation last week, India’s ambassador to the US, Robert Blackwill, noted that the war on terror would not be won until “terrorism against India ends permanently. There can be no other legitimate stance by the [US].” Full Story

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