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In London, Gen Bajwa discusses India's role in Pak-Afghan tensions

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Pakistan's of Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed met UK's Special for and in

"Tensed relations" between and Afghanistan, the establishment of peace in and India's role in the talks were discussed between the two during Bajwa's official three-day visit to the United Kingdom, according to The Nation.

Being strong trade partners, India, time and again, voiced unequivocal support to the Government of Afghanistan's efforts to emerge as a peaceful nation by eradicating terrorism in the country.

During Dr. Mohammed Ashraf Ghani's visit to in September, had reiterated India's support to an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled peace and reconciliation process that would enable the nation to continue as a united, peaceful, inclusive and democratic country and emerge as economically vibrant.

and Afghanistan relations, on the other hand, have been tumultuous, with Afghanistan alleging Pakistan army's aid to the in the deadly August 13 Ghazni siege, which left 100 dead and 150 others injured.

had denied Afghanistan's claims after Ghani questioned the as to why militants, who were accused of carrying out the attacks, were being treated in Pakistan's hospitals.

This came in the wake of the Imran Khan-led Pakistan government's vision to establish better bilateral relations with its neighbours, including Afghanistan.

Efforts have been made by both Pakistan and Afghanistan to work together to counter terrorism in the region previously, with the inaugural session of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS) being held on July 22 this year. In-depth discussions regarding methods of counter-terrorism were discussed in the summit amongst other security issues, according to Geo TV.

Pakistan's also visited on September 15 and met the Afghan to discuss peace and stability in the region by jointly working together to combat terrorism.

reiterated its support for Afghanistan at the Open Debate by launching a veiled attack on Pakistan by saying that terror offences in Afghanistan are perpetrated by those harboured in safe havens in the country's 'neighbourhood'.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 16:25 IST
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