Pak-backed terror attack in India could undo country's fragile progress: US intelligence
Islamabad, Mar. 14 : US intelligence agencies have said in a report to the Congress that even modest progress in Pakistan could easily be undone by a terrorist attack against India linked to Pakistan, which could trigger a new crisis and prompt New Delhi to freeze bilateral dialogue.
The annual report titled "Worldwide Threat Assessment" includes the input of 16 US intelligence agencies, including the CIA, reports The Dawn.
US intelligence agencies while assessing India's role in Afghanistan, noted that India sees its goals in Afghanistan as consistent with US objectives, and favours sustained ISAF and US presence in the country.
The report points out that since late last year, the Pakistani government has attempted to improve relations with Kabul and ensure that its views are taken into consideration during the transition period.
The report notes there were fewer domestic attacks by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan this year than in the previous several years. The report, however, added that senior Taliban leaders continue to be based in Pakistan, which allows them to provide strategic guidance to the insurgency without fear for their safety.
Serious discussion on the more contentious issues of territorial disputes and terrorism, however, were deferred.