Thursday, July 30, 2009

The mysterious Balochistan dossier

The mystery surrounding Balochistan dossier detailing the evidence of an alleged Indian involvement in the Balochistan insurgency just got murkier! I personally think there is more to it than government is admitting.

Lets analyze the sequence of events -

  • For first time ever Balochistan finds a mention in Indo Pak joint statement. Till this date, Balochistan had never been mentioned in any talks. It was also mentioned in such a way as if India has some role to play in the problems in Baloch. The statement read -

“Pakistan has some information on threats in Balochistan and other areas.”

  • Back Home Pakistan started claiming that they have handed over a dossier to India which India vehemently denied. They also claimed that Pakistan has shared these evidences with the United States and Afghanistan

  • If we read point 1 & 2 together, how do India know that Pakistan has some information? Has Pakistan show/shared this info?my gut feeling is yes Pakistan has shared some information otherwise how would India agree to put it in joint statement!

  • The Prime Minister yesterday claimed that , "No dossier on Balochistan has been handed over to me. But was any dossier(or information detailing India's alleged involvement) handed over to GOI?

      • US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has now said that Pakistani leaders brought up the issue of India's alleged involvement in Balochistan. He said

      "I would be misleading, if I said it didn't come up,"

      • Richard Holbrooke statement is in line with what Dawn claimed. However, Richard Holbrooke also said that Pakistan did not give any credible evidence to support their claim. He  said:

      "The narrow answer to your question is no."

      However, he did not elaborate any further.

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