Chess game - US asks India to pull back troops from Pak border
The historical soft corner for Pakistan? Concerned that their troops are not as effective as the "hired" Pakistan Military? Someone adviced Obama and Hilary that Indian military has displayed a "for rental" board around it's neck? The dwindling stock of predator drones forces them to look for alternatives? Or did Obama Administration invented a new board-game?
Whatever be the reason, in a move sparked widespread protests in India , US asked India to withdraw military forces from her border with neighbouring Pakistan as a "good will".
According to government sources, the United States has asked India to pull back troops along the Indo-Pakistan border as a gesture of goodwill.
India, in turn, has told America that the country hasn't moved more troops along the border, and that it was the neighbouring country, Pakistan, that deployed more troops along the Line of Control (LoC), and that America should ask Pakistan to pull back its troops.
Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon during his recent visit to the US made this clear to officials there, sources said.
Earlier, defence sources said that Pakistan had deployed several army brigades along Indo-Pak border in Jehlum-Chenab and Chenab-Ravi corridors sparking concern in the Indian armed forces.
The forces had been withdrawn from Pakistan's troubled north-western tribal belt where they were battling Taliban to put pressure on the US, which had been pressing Islamabad to act against terrorists operating from its soil, and diverted to the border with India, they said.