Pak Role In Afghanistan, Terrorism Discussed At Quad, Bilateral Meets: India
Washington: The Quad summit and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral discussions included Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and its involvement in terrorism, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
According to Shringla, Pakistan has really been in many senses instigator of some of the problems India is dealing with in our neighbourhood and beyond.
“Both in bilateral discussions and in Quad summit, there was a clear sense that more careful look, examination and monitoring Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s role on the issue of terrorism had to be kept and certainly whether it is Quad or other partners had to keep track to that factor, an important factor that sometimes gets overlooked when you see Pakistan projecting itself as a facilitator whether it has really been in many sense instigator of some of the problems we are dealing with in our neighbourhood and beyond,” the foreign secretary was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Both India and the United States have been concerned over Islamabad’s role in Afghanistan, said Shringla adding that the two sides underscored the importance of combating terrorism in Afghanistan.
“I think there was clear concern in that regard on Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan and their continuing for a certain approach that did not seem to be conducive to the international community expectations of what Afghanistan should be like,” Shringla said.