Sunday, July 24, 2011
Confusion in the Relationship Between India and Afghanistan
Words can be misconstrued, especially in politics. When Foreign Minister SM Krishna publicly spoke about Afghanistan's relationship with India as not being immediate neighbors, citizens and government officials alike were disconcerted. Krishna's remarks were based on the opinion that Kashmir was independent of India - which would promote the idea that Afghanistan is not immediate neighbors with India.
In the larger scheme of politics and socio-sconomic relations between India and Afghanistan, Krishna's statement was not taken in remorse or bitterness, but rather in goodwill. I believe the news media and the people affected are overlooking this vital point.