09 July, 2003
Recent tension between Afghanistan and Pakistan on the issue of intrusion into former’s territory in pursuit of Al-Qaida activists by later’s army have triggered diplomatic problems between the two countries. The attack on Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul led by Afghan government officials is just a big ‘add’ to this issue.
The Northern Alliance dominated Afghan government needs stability for that country to gain the status of ‘fit for development’. However, in light of un-necessary increase in Indian diplomatic missions in cities neighboring Pakistan, the artificial hype and desperate efforts by Indian businessmen for playing role in Afghanistan’s reconstruction is an alarming situation for those working for restoring peace in Afghanistan.
What role can India and Pakistan play in the long term economic stability in Afghanistan? What are the Indian and Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and who benefits from the economic stability there?