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Senior US general accuses Pak of supporting militancy; despite US’s hard stance

Senior US general accuses Pak of supporting militancy; despite US’s hard stance

The Indian stand on Pakistan got vindicated yet again when a senior US general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan’s support for militants so far.

He said that this even after the hardline stand of the US President Donald Trump against Islamabad.

US officials have long been frustrated by what they see as Pakistan’s reluctance to act against groups such as the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network that they believe exploit safe haven on Pakistani soil to launch attacks on neighbouring Afghanistan.

In August, Trump outlined a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan, chastising Pakistan over its alleged support for Afghan militants.

He accused Pakistan of harbouring “agents of chaos” and providing safe havens to militant groups waging an insurgency against a US-backed government in Kabul.

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