Stability depends on transparency in Afghan-Pak-India ties
WASHINGTON (PAN): A top American Admiral on Thursday stressed the need for transparency in the relationship India and Pakistan have with Afghanistan, saying it was important for regional peace and stability.
“Transparency in the India-Afghanistan and Pakistan-Afghanistan bilateral relationships is critical to reduce misunderstanding and mistrust between India and Pakistan,” Admiral Samuel Locklear told a Senate Committee during a confirmation hearing for him as being Commander of the US Pacific Command (PACOM).
Locklear said India’s actions in South and Central Asia generally aligned with US goals – increasing economic growth and political stability through strengthened democratic institutions, and developmental assistance to help prevent radicalization.
“Regional stability depends on cooperation among India, Pakistan and Afghanistan,” he said.
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