In Greek mythology, the Trojan War was waged against the city of Troy by the Achaeans (Greeks) after Paris of Troy stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, the king of Sparta.
One thing the Greeks had that the Trojans lacked was the cunning of an Odysseus. In this case it is the Indian RAW which works on the Chan Akya schemes. Odysseus devised the idea of a Trojan Horse gift. When the "Trojan Horse" was left at the gates of Troy, the Trojans thought the Greeks had left it as a parting gift because they had given up and sailed home. The Indian "aid" is the Trojan horse for the Afghans. The Trojans welcomed the gift and took it within their walls, little knowing the belly of the beast was filled with armed soldiers who would destroy their city. Can the Afghans and NATO forces recognize the Indian Trojans?
"Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts". This couldn’t be more true for India showering so called "Gifts" on Afghanistan–to buy politicians, peperpetuate its alliances with its cold ware ally Russian (the successor state to the former USSR), blackmail NATO, impose water terror on Iran and Pakistan, and intimidate Central Asia, and leverage the Afghan crisis to increase its regional hegemony and global status.
Bharat has been pushing its own agenda in Afghanistan–to the the detriment of US interests in Central Asia. Bharat is destabilizing America’s long term ally Pakistan. Bharat iskeeping the Afghan conflict to a boil by supporting anti-Pakhtun groups in Northern Afghanistan, and by sowing seeds of dissension in Pakistan. One of the biggest aims of Delhi is to create suspicion between friends. The Indian diaspora in the US and the UK well entrenched in academia and the corridors of power constantly destroy US foreign policy by publishing stories and brining out minutia about Pakistani intentions. The US has not been abel to sift the nonsense from the factoids.
It is in Indian interests to split Afghanistan along ethnic lines. It is not in US, Pakistani, Iranian, or European interests to see an Indian client rump in Northern Afghanistan.
There are increasing calls from the pundits in Delhi to push to partition Afghanistan along ethnic lines. According to the new Indian Doctrine, Bharat wants to create further schisms in Afghanistan by attempting to control the Tajik and Uzbek sections of the country and anoint Abdullah Abdullah as the leader of the Non-Pakhtun areas. Bharat would then use Iranian roads, and links from Tajikstan to export its goods to Central Asia. Some of this has been proposed by Mr. Sameer Lakwanit in an article written in dawn.com and then reproduced by Foreign Policy and Reuters-UK. However Mr. Lakwani is not the lone voice in this. Other Bharati thinkers want to leverage the "so called "aid" to Afghanistan to accomplish Bharat’s nefarious schemes.
Bharat (aka India) is very proud of proclaiming that is has spent $1 Billion in aid to Pakistan. This is pure unadulterated nonsense. What Delhi should say that it has given $1 billion to Bharati companies who has spent a fraction of that to build projects which would help Bharat gain access to Afghanistan and Central Asia. For example, it has built a short 150 km highway linking the ring road to a road that leads to Iran. The road is nothing but an attempt for Bharat to ship products to Kabul and beyond. The road runs through Taliban territory and has been blown up by the Taliban who totally control it. Another Bharati project is the construction of dam in Afghanistan which denies water to Pakistan and Iran. Both the neighbors hate the dam as it denies water to Pakistani Pakhtuns.
Indian popularity in Afghanistan–what a joke!
Pakistan’s contribution to Afghanistan is ten times what Delhi could ever hope to do for the Afghans
According to Bharati thinking neighbors are regarded as enemies and an enemy’s immediate neighbor as a friend. Chan Akya
Indian pledged huge aid package to Afghanistan has neither been dispensed nor any mega development project for Afghanistan had commenced in time.
In past 7 years India remains more committed in buying time for Indian owned projects in Afghanistan on one or the other pretext and increasing number of RAW agents in the garb of security personnel, workers, doctors, engineers etc.
After using the water of Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Nepali rivers India is escalating its water terrorism to Iran as well.
India is building Salma dam on Hari Rud river basin in northwest in Afghanistan, which flows into Iran and forms Sistan delta.
Islamabad hosted 3 million Afghan refugees for more than a decade in Pakistan.
Even today, Pakistan hosts about 2 million refugees, many of whom live near Quetta–and some may constitute the much maligned Quetta Shura.
Bharati aid to Kabul is to serve its own interests–to buy warlords, spread its influence, and to put pressure on Pakistan, and get access to Central Asia. All its projects are for Delhi’s interests.
Bharat thumps its chest every opportunity it gets about spending $1 billion in aid to Afghanistan. A false claim. Bharat did give several hundred million Dollars to its own firms to build some things in Afghanistan. The Indian firms used the Indian money to make themselves rich. They in turn did spend some money in Afghanistan. The project where the money was spent was not based on Afghan needs–the projects were based on the needs of Delhi. All the projects undertaken were not undertaken to assist Afghans or to help them.Bharati projects in Afghanistan were to allow it a land access to Kabul and beyond. Insidious Indian propoaganda against Pakistan
Pakistani support to the Afghans was based on kinship, brotherhood and assistance for the Afghans where Kabul needed it. Pakistan directly spent about $500 million on Afghan projects. However the biggest help is in another form. More than 3 million Afghans are still hosted in Pakistan without any international assistance. HUndreds of thousands live near Quetta, and hundreds of thousands have melted away into Pakistani society. Pakistan does not thump its chest about this. Pakistanis think of this as their duty.
Current US Administration accepts Pakistan as Nuclear state
Salma Dam part of India’s water wars against Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal
Today Bharat’s thumping its chest is being berated and ridiculed all over Afghanistan. The roads are already unusable and other projects lie in disrepair. Today Bharat faces an eviction from Afghanistan. To stay in Kabul, it will have to defy 62 countries and the combined Loya jirga between Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is obvious that Bharat will not willingly melt away in Afghanistan. Indian sabotage of Pakistan continues.
For the first time in history it has used Afghan soil against Pakistan. The rise of Fascism in Bharat has largely been ignored by the West. America and Europe ignores the rise of parties like the RSS, Bajrang Dal, VHP and the BJP at its own peril. The chickens have come home to roost. Today Bharat faces imminent eviction from Afghanistan.
Pakistan has spent $500 million in Afghanistan, and provides logistical support to the Afghan lifeline–water, food, equipment, appliances all go through Pakistan at subsidised not internal tariff rates. Pakistan’s contribution to Afghanistan is ten times what Delhi could ever hope to do for the Afghans. Islamabad hosted 3 million Afghan refugees for more than a decade in Pakistan. Even today, Pakistan hosts about 2 million refugees, many of whom live near Quetta–and some may constitute the much maligned Quetta Shura.
Unfortunately, after using the water of Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Nepali rivers India is escalating its water terrorism to Iran as well. India is building Salma dam on Hari Rud river basin in northwest in Afghanistan, which flows into Iran and forms Sistan delta. Originally Salma Dam was constructed in 1976 while in 2004 Water and Power Consultancy Service (India) Ltd (WAPCOS) began reconstruction of Salma Dam power project in 2004. The completion of the project has been unnecessarily delayed and it is now expected to be commissioned by 2011 instead of 2009.
Salma Dam like projects is manifestation of India’s dual regional policy according to which neighbours are regarded as enemies and an enemy’s immediate neighbour as a friend. Also all such dams are a clear violation of the rights of lower riparian according to international law. Yet, USA is looking up to India as central player in resolving Afghanistan problem. But what can one possibly expect from a country which stoops to lowest level of immorality by stealing water and blocking rivers to turn agricultural lands barren?? If US really wants peace and stability in the region then it should restrict India from making war-ravaged Afghanistan a chessboard to pursue her own agenda. Better it would be for India to refrain from playing foul games, testing the patience of Afghans and victimizing other regional neighbours through its water terrorism before it is too late. On the other hand, it would be better for Afghan authorities too, that despite playing in the hands of Indian and relying on the alien clutches’, they better should struggle themselves to stand on their own feet and realize the Indian conspiracy before time runs out. Indian Water Strategy – To Embrace or Alienate? Kashmir Watch, March 5. S. Ashfaq. Author can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Posted on 05 Mar 2010 by Webmaster
Indian interests lie in good will of Afghan masses is merely an eyewash. Indian keenness to reconstruct Salma dam is aimed at encouraging Afghan masses to agitate against the Iranian interference in the construction of Salma dam in order to create rift between Afghanistan and Iran at one hand and to appease USA by depriving Iran of appropriate flow of water thus harming agricultural economy on the other hand. India by and large has no interest in developing Afghanistan besides keeping it under thumb. Paradoxically, Indian pledged huge aid package to Afghanistan has neither been dispensed nor any mega development project for Afghanistan had commenced in time. Instead, in last 7 years India remain more committed in buying time for India-owned projects in Afghanistan on one or the other pretext and increasing number of RAW agents in the garb of security personnel, workers, doctors, engineers etc.
Factually, India needs the Afghanistan link for many reasons i.e. to maintain its links with the Central Asian states, to carry out subversive activities against Pakistan – considered its enemy No 1 and to appease US and western allies. During Taliban rule, India faced difficulties in maintaining its influence in the Central Asian region, which is not only energy rich but its large consumer market is of geo-strategic importance to India.
According to an Indian analyst, Meena Singh Roy,“India as an extended neighbour of CARs, has major geo-strategic and economic interests in this region”. That is why India is investing heavily in building road s and infrastructure linking Afghanistan with the Central Asian states. Apart from Salma dam project, Indian oil companies are active in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Moreover, in March 2007, after completing the refurbishment of a military base at Ayni, India became fourth country, apart from Russia, US and Germany to have a base in Central Asia. The base is of strategic importance to India. An Indian analyst Sudha Ramachandran observed that. “ A base at Ayni allows India rapid response to any emerging threat from the volatile Afghanistan-Pakistan arc … It also gives New Delhi a limited but significant capability to inject special forces into hostile theaters as and when the situation demands … in the event of military confrontation with Pakistan, India would be able to strike Pakistan’s rear from Tajik soil… Ayni has to do with India’s growing interests in Central Asia as well”.
US tells Delhi to back off Pakistan and lay low in Afghanistan. All countries are working on peace in Kabul–except one. Bharat has consistently managed to aggravate each and every one its neighbours, Nepal, Lanka, China, Maldives, Sikkim, Bhutan and Pakistan. Even Bangladesh is extremely angry with Delhi ton immigration, on the Border Security force, and for Bharat’s illegal support for the terrorist among the Chittagong Hill Tracks.
A seminal article that describes the pickle Bharat finds itself in.
Here is an excerpt from that article.
If Delhi failed to anticipate this shift in Karzai’s order of priorities, it has only itself to blame. Thus, even in the face of impending realignments in the Afghan political and military situation that were obvious to most perceptive foreign observers, Delhi kept up the presence of a few thousands Indians in Afghanistan whose security becomes now almost entirely its responsibility to shoulder.The malaise of the Bharati foreign policy in Afghanistan and beyond is defined below.
In retrospect, Delhi’s hare-brained idea of a US-led “quadripartite alliance” against China, the “Tibet card”, the dilution of a 2003 strategic understanding with Iran, neglect of the traditional friendship with Russia, the lukewarm attitude toward the SCO, exaggerated notions within the establishment regarding the US-India strategic partnership as an alternative to an independent foreign policy and diversified external relationships – all these appear now like dreadful pantomimes out of India’s foreign policy chronicle of recent years that Delhi would rather not think about Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar
Moin Ansari writes for Rupee News