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Trump's request for India's help in Afghanistan rattles Pakistan

This is Trump's new plan for addressing the 16-year United States conflict in Afghanistan

Salman Masood | NYT 

President Trump’s appeal for India’s help on Afghanistan set off alarm bells on Tuesday in Pakistan, where officials warned that the approach risked jolting a tumultuous relationship. They also expressed relief that Mr. Trump did not call for abrupt reductions in military aid to Pakistan, which the United States has long accused of going easy on militants. As part of Mr. Trump’s new plan for addressing the 16-year United States conflict in Afghanistan, he asked India — which Pakistan has historically seen as its enemy — to “help us more,” ...

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 10:36 IST
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