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INDIA IN AFGHANISTAN: During his May 12-13, 2011 visit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged an additional $500 million reconstruction assistance and backed efforts by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to seek reconciliation with the Taliban.
PTI INDIA IN AFGHANISTAN: During his May 12-13, 2011 visit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pledged an additional $500 million reconstruction assistance and backed efforts by Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to seek reconciliation with the Taliban.

Don't leave Afghanistan, India told U.S.

U.S. diplomatic cables originating from Islamabad and New Delhi, accessed by The Hindu through WikiLeaks, clearly suggest that India was concerned about U.S. plans to exit from Afghanistan, and... » 11 comments

‘Pakistan's actions at the UN may embolden other member states to oppose U.S. positions'

U.S. Mission in New York raised concerns about Pakistan's voting on key issues such as counterterrorism and human rights » 5 comments
Benazir Bhutto was killed in a suicide bomb attack on December 27, 2007, as she left an election rally in Rawalpindi. In this file photo, the site of the blast.

Benazir asked U.S. for security, was turned away

Diplomatic cables accessed by The Hindu through WikiLeaks show that Benazir's request for American security came days after her triumphant October 18, 2007 return to Pakistan » 3 comments
Pakistani policemen and rescuers searching for victims in the rubble of a destroyed police building after a suicide car bomb attack in Lahore in May 2009, one of the many terrorist attacks in the province in recent years. Photo: AFP

Pakistan's Punjab turning into hotbed of extremism, U.S. had warned

In a series of cables sent over a period of two years, the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and the Consulate in Lahore documented the ways in which the madrassas recruited boys as young as eight, indoctrina... » 1 comment
In this 2007 picture, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (centre) prays at the mausoleum in Ghari Khuda Baksh where Benazir Bhutto is buried. Photo: AFP

Nawaz Sharif too sought U.S. help to protect himself

Shaken by Benazir Bhutto's assassination in December 2007, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had approached the U.S. for advice and technical expertise to ensure his own security. » 2 comments
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