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Letters to the Editor: US has always been Pakistan's ally

Ever since India and Pakistan became sovereign, Pakistan became the blue-eyed boy of America.

Letters to the Editor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2022 4:52 AM GMT

US has always been Pakistan's ally

Ever since India and Pakistan became sovereign, Pakistan became the blue-eyed boy of America. In international forums like UNO, the USA always supported Pakistan in key issues like Kashmir. Pakistan was made a member of the then SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization) to counter the then USSR. Military aid was provided to Pakistan which was freely used by Pakistan against India despite India's repeated protests. It was only during Late JF Kennedy's regime as President that the USA sent some positive signals to India to counter China. Interestingly, it was also during Republican Donald Trump's term as President that India's relations with the USA became cordial and India expected that it would grow stronger under Democratic US President Biden. But it was not so as Biden recently announced to supply F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan to combat terrorism, knowing very well about Pakistan's proximity with China with which the USA is in a head-on confrontation, and that India is the only nation in SE Asia who can confront China. Uncle Sam's duplicity never ends.

Dr Ashim Chowdhury,

Guwahati.

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