Monday, April 25, 2011

The crucial province
Of course, the US is not the only external actor implicated in activities in Balochistan; in fact, the province is a point of contention in many aspects of Pakistan’s foreign policy. The debate about Indian support for Baloch separatists rages, and the international community is now asking Islamabad to present evidence to back oft-repeated claims of a ‘foreign hand’. As a result, Balochistan features almost as frequently as Kashmir in discussions about strained India-Pakistan relations, and Pakistan’s concerns about Indian intelligence activities headquartered at consulates in Afghanistan are as urgent as those about water and the LoC.

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