Pakistan using Afghan Taliban as hedge against India: US commander


Pakistan is not using its full potential to influence the Taliban to come to the table for peace talks, believes a top American commander, who said Pakistan continues to use Afghan Taliban as a hedge against India. Marine Corps Lt General Kenneth McKenzie said this while talking about the US’ frustration over Islamabad’s failure to take steps to weed out terrorist outfits from its soil. “Pakistan is an essential element in long-term stability in Afghanistan,” McKenzie told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday during his confirmation hearing for the commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM). Pakistan can…

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