India-Pakistan Relation And The U S Factor
India-Pakistan Relations have for the most part remained a matter of concern and continuous discourse among scholars, political leaders as well as the general public. The role of the United States in India-Pakistan relationship has become even more interesting, especially in the post cold war global political situation. In the wake of overt Nuclearisation by India and Pakistan, Americans declared that Kashmir has emerged as the major nuclear flashpoint. Nuclearisation of Indo-Pak conflict resulted in increased global attention on South Asia. America’s “war on terror” in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks led to further strengthening of traditional US- Pakistan alliance partnership and Pakistan re-emerged as America’s ‘Major Non-NATO ally’ in South Asia and a trusted ally in its counter-terrorism offensive in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Americans continue to pump billions of dollars, in military and economic aid, to Pakistan and Indians argue that Pakistan is misusing that aid against India. India, on its part, effects a paradigm move closer to the United States in the form of its “strategic partnership” with the latter. The Indo-US civil nuclear deal has become the most hotly and widely debated issue in recent times both within and outside the Indian Parliament leading to the withdrawal of Left parties’ support to the UPA-1 government. All these development entail a critical academic role that America plays in India-Pakistan relations. And that is exactly the burden of this book. An attempt is here made to understand India-Pakistan-US triangular relationship.
About The Author
S.R.T.P. Sugunakararaju received his M.A. degree from School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He did his M.Phil from South Asian Studies division of School of International Studies, JNU. He completed his Ph.D from the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He worked as a lecturer in government College Sector 11, Chandigarh for a brief period before joining Department of Political Science, Jamia millia Islamia as an Assistant Professor where he has been teaching for the last nine years. His areas of teaching and specialization include Po