India Mourned Peshawar Carnage! Really

Though the Indians did the best they could to show solidarity with us in the aftermath of Peshawar school attacks but the irony is; it still remains an ardent supporter of those who perpetrated the Peshawar attacks in the first place, the notorious Tehrik-e-Taliban of Pakistan.

In the recently held Modi-Kerry meeting it has been reported that the US Secretary of State took Modi to the woodshed with “hard evidence” of India’s continuing support of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its chief Mullah Fazlullah currently sheltered in Afghanistan.

A report in Daily Mail News filed by Christina Palmer and Anjali Sharma quotes an unnamed inside source as saying: “The atmosphere in the room after Kerry and Modi had lunch together, changed when Premier Modi very blatantly stated that he and his government so shocked to hear about the Peshawar School Terror that the schools and both the houses of the Parliament observed moment of silence to mourn the Peshawar School Terror and thus there could be no Indian hand involved in it.”

In response, the sources say, Americans “got furious and showed some hard evidences of Mulla Fazalulla and RAW nexus in Afghanistan to influx terror in Pakistan. The American side took the Indian side quite aggressively and also snubbed Modi over the highly objectionable role of his National Security Advisor Ajit Kumar Doval “.

The reports adds: “Modi and his team were grilled over the admissions of Ajit Doval of funding and utilizing TTP terrorists to destabilize Pakistan and Modi was asked to tame Doval and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) both in this direction’’.

Furthermore reportedly Modi was told to end India’s patronization of Mulla Fazalulla in Afghanistan and it was made clear to Modi and his team that the US was about to place Mulla Fazalulla on list of global terrorists and an Indian pampering of him would jeopardize the US-India relations and can also have its implications on the upcoming visit of the US President to India.

We must not forget that India has always been notorious for financing problems for its neighbors. From arming Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka to funding the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, India has done everything to ensure that her neighbors remain subservient to her.

When it comes to Pakistan, it seems that India has a special problem for it spares no chance to cause Pakistan pain. How does India “finance problems” in Pakistan? Here are some of the ways it does so:

India’s intelligence agency RAW uses its long and deep ties with the Afghan Intelligence KhAD (Khadamat-e Aetela’at-e Dawlati, also known as the National Directorate) staffed by openly anti-Pakistan agents who are known to support the Pakistani Taliban (TTP). There are reports that the current TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah is being protected by KhAD agents in Afghanistan. Last year, US troops snatched former TTP chief Hakimullah Mehusd’s deputy Latifullah Mesud from Afghan intelligence agents. Apparently, Latifullah had been traveling back and forth across the Pak-Afghan border to coordinate attacks inPakistan with the Afghan agents.

Before writing and promoting an anti-Pakistan book in India, American analyst and author Christine Fair said this in 2009: “Having visited the Indian mission in Zahedan, Iran, I can assure you they are not issuing visas as the main activity! Moreover, India has run operations from its mission in Mazar (through which it supported the Northern Alliance) and is likely doing so from the other consulates it has reopened in Jalalabad and Qandahar along the border. Indian officials have told me privately that they are pumping money into Baluchistan”. Prominent Pakistani Baloch insurgents like Brahamdagh Bugti are also being sheltered by the Afghan security and intelligence establishment along with RAW.

Another US analyst Laura Rozen explained India-Taliban nexus as follows: “While the U.S. media has frequently reported on Pakistani ties to jihadi elements launching attacks in Afghanistan, it has less often mentioned that India supports insurgent forces attacking Pakistan, the former (US) intelligence official said. “The Indians are up to their necks in supporting the Taliban against the Pakistani government in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” the former (US) intelligence official who served in both countries said. “The same anti-Pakistani forces in Afghanistan also shooting at American soldiers are getting support from India. India should close its diplomatic establishments in Afghanistan and get the Christ out of there.”

Most believe that Indian financing of Pakistani terrorism has increased grealty after Modi’s rise to power. It’s a pity that while the Global media so ardently highlights Pakistan’s alleged hand in Mumbai attacks which is yet to be proven; it forgets to mention the India throughout her existence has remained a source of trouble for her neighbors with even the tiny Maldives having not been spared the agony.

One can only hope that just like Senator Kerry, other members of the global community too will force India to mend its ways in the future!