America’s support to Pakistan contributed to Indo-Pak problems: Jaishankar
External Affairs Minister Subramaniam Jaishankar said on Saturday that many of India’s problems with Pakistan are due to direct US support to Pakistan.
The remarks came in the wake of Pakistan-based terrorists providing arms to terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and disturbing peace in the Valley.
Furthermore, the satire on the United States comes two days after the Joe Biden administration, which repeatedly called for zero tolerance for terrorism.
State Department spokesman Ned Price on Thursday described Pakistan as an ally of America.
“Pakistan is our partner and we will find ways to take this partnership forward in a way,” he said.
Earlier in May, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari was on a visit to the United States at the invitation of US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
Speaking on India’s relations with Pakistan, Jaishankar claimed that some people on both sides of the border had worked harder than Prime Minister Narendra Modi to normalize relations between the two countries. The prime minister did his best to extend a hand of friendship from the beginning of his term, asking the foreign minister, “But was it wrong?” failed and made a mistake
“There is no change in Pakistan’s policy towards India, which has been agreed at the national level,” Pakistan’s Foreign Office said in a statement on Friday. Pakistan has always wanted cooperative relations with all its neighbors including India. We have consistently advocated for creative engagement and results.
Speaking on Afghanistan, Jaishankar said that India has historical ties with Afghanistan. He further adds that there are other places in the world where public sentiment towards India is so positive.
Jaishankar said India has contributed to building Afghanistan’s civil society, whether it is building hospitals or bringing electricity. But after the Taliban took over the country last year, the foreign minister said the country was bound to move on. It is already facing various shortcomings.