Chairing his first Cabinet meeting of the year on Wednesday, Trump said: "I could give you an example where I get along very well with India and Prime Minister Modi". They said that Pakistan should not interfere in intra-Afghan affairs, which is not in interest of the country instead it can help Afghanistan economically and facilitate its refugees which will help build confidence between the two countries. Speaking at a special seminar titled "Afghan Peace Process: Implications and Stability", organised by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) here on Thursday, the speakers said that peace process in Afghanistan is a golden opportunity for Pakistan to play smart diplomacy with continuity as the country has a lot to gain from it. However, contrary to Mr. Trump's claims, Russian Federation was in Afghanistan to spread communism, not fight terrorists. But it's one of those things.
"Hope our Government responds firmly and reminds America that since 2004, India has built extensive roads, dams in Afghanistan and pledged over $3 billion in assistance", he added.
The source added that it would be unfair to ask the Afghan government to align its interests completely with United States and Afghanistan would like to lead the process even if Americans think that they did enough to bring it to this stage.
There is no doubt that India is in for the long haul in Afghanistan.
New Delhi was fuming at the barb but did not hit back directly at Mr Trump, keeping in mind the sensitivities and overall strength of India-US ties.
"He mentioned that India supports all efforts for peace and reconciliation that are Afghan owned, Afghan led and Afghan controlled", it said.
Congress said India did not "need sermons from the U.S on Afghanistan".
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It is Trump's unfathomable inability to distinguish facts from fiction which has prompted him to target the Narendra Modi government's contribution in Afghanistan.
Also, over 3,500 Afghans are undergoing various training programmes in India.
On Friday, during his trip to India, Afghan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib made comments appreciative of India's role in the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country during his talks with his Indian counterpart, Ajit Doval. "So, I do not think Trump's views reflect those of the American foreign policy even as the United States has been pushing New Delhi to be militarily involved in Afghanistan", said Jacob, the national security analyst. Fourth, irrespective of India's unease, the difference between "good Taliban" and "bad Taliban" has made a decisive comeback; when all of India's major allies and partners - Washington, Moscow and Iran - are talking to the Taliban, can New Delhi afford to stay away?
India has pledged more than $3 billion in aid and is now implementing several high-impact development projects across Afghanistan.
New Delhi has also set up 116 "high-impact community development projects" in 31 provinces of Afghanistan to help with education, health, agriculture, irrigation, drinking water, renewable energy, flood control, micro-hydropower, sports infrastructure and administrative infrastructure.
Trump questioned the hesitation of other regional powers in getting involved in Afghanistan. "It is Pakistan's genuine desire that peace returns to Afghanistan allowing the return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and beginning of an era of prosperity and normalcy in the region", he said.
It's not known whether Modi repeatedly did this on his regard or if he was advised to do so, but either way, the Indian government must have known that he was constantly bragging about this to Trump.