‘India Funded Terrorism and Invested $3 Billion in Afghanistan to Weaken Pakistan.’
September 12, 2021
Since 2001, India has used Afghan soil against Pakistan, investing approximately $3 billion in infrastructure, Afghan force training, and other projects to establish a network for its permanent foothold and to achieve its overt and covert designs. According to experts, India violated several articles of the United Nations Charter by sponsoring terrorism against Pakistan from Afghan territory, including Article 2(4), Article 41(3) of the Vienna Convention, and paragraphs 2 and 5 of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 of 2001.
However, as the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and an interim government was established, Indian designs became a blunder for Modi’s government, which had been the leading disrupter of regional peace. It has been established that India supported and trained Daesh/TTP elements to be used as proxies in its evil designs against Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the region. It had trained Daesh and TTP elements under the guise of training Afghan forces, and reportedly around 300 people were still being trained in India.
Various Indian embassies were established along the Pakistan-Afghan border for this purpose, and were controlled and used as launching pads for terrorist activities inside Pakistan by the Indian intelligence agency, RAW. India planned terrorist attacks such as the Gurdwara attacks, the Lahore blast, and the Gwadar attack in order to discredit Pakistan and harm Pakistan-China relations. Kulbhushan Jhadav, a serving Indian army officer, also admitted to a series of terrorist activities planned and coordinated from Afghanistan.
India has consistently acted as a spoiler in Afghanistan, influencing Ashraf Ghani’s government to violate agreements in order to disrupt the peace process, and has engaged in anti-Taliban and anti-US propaganda with zeal, particularly after the fall of Kabul. After completing a four-nation tour of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi reaffirmed India’s spoiler role in Afghanistan.
In a media statement published after his return to Pakistan, Qureshi stated that New Delhi was at the top of a list of spoilers who did not want Afghanistan to be stable and peaceful. “India had gathered a number of terrorist organizations to carry out its evil plans,” he added. The Indian media filtered out false propaganda centered on alleged Taliban human rights violations, the targeting of Afghan women and children, female education and employment, and the execution of opposition segments.