Wednesday, March 16, 2005

NEPAL: India Worried About Growing Pakistani Clout

The Indian Security Establishment is deeply worried at the increasing influence of Pakistan in Nepal and security agencies cite the alleged presence of the ISI in Kathmandu, investments of Indian fugitive underworld dons in Nepal, growth of madrassas in the Terrai region of Nepal bordering India and visible presence there of Kashmiri Muslims as glaring examples. Experts have already started to speak up against the changing geo-political situation. Strategic expert and retired Maj. Gen. BS Khanduri told the South Asia Tribune: “Nepal is gradually becoming a Pakistani satellite. I do not know whether Crown Prince Paras (Left) has any hand in it, but it is definite that the present Indian government is also responsible as it has no definite policy for Nepal.”...........More