Daily Times 16th May
WASHINGTON: Top US senators on Friday underscored the need for India and Pakistan to reduce troops on the Kashmir border to allow Islamabad to fight the Taliban on its Afghan border more effectively. “Once the elections in India are over and completed, I believe the dynamics will shift so that there can be some redeployment on both sides.
That will help the Pakistanis to begin to deal with this (extremist threat) themselves,” Senator John Kerry said. The lawmaker called for empowering Pakistan to take actions itself against the Taliban. Senator Richard Lugar shared the view on border troop reduction and felt there could be lesser use of American firepower to take out the Taliban. app