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US fight for Kabul is also India's fight

On America's strategic partnership with India, the Trump administration has worked to a script

K P Nayar 

K P Nayar Fourteen years after Donald Rumsfeld, then the American Defense Secretary, turned on his charm and nearly got India’s political leadership to commit troops in US-occupied Iraq, this country is back to square one in helping Washington to fight another messy overseas war. The nation-wide jubilation over the scolding that US President Donald Trump reserved for Pakistan in his first prime time speech in seven months on national security has successfully obscured a carefully devised American plan to get India involved in Afghanistan’s fratricidal conflict where it failed in ...

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First Published: Mon, August 28 2017. 22:39 IST
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