India on Saturday said that the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan would not only have security implications for South Asia but also for the US and other countries even as he called for maximum caution in the wake of the development.
Pakistan has said it sees no reason to target militants who do not pose any threat to it, in an apparent reference to Afghan-based dreaded Haqqani network which is blamed for a series of deadly attacks against NATO forces and Indian missions in Afghanistan.
Islamabad: The departure of Nato combat forces from Afghanistan could push India and Pakistan towards a proxy war in the troubled state, Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf warned in an interview with AFP.
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who will visit India from Friday, will hold talks with top leadership here during which he is expected to press for stepping up of aid - both civilian and military including lethal and non-lethal weapons - while apprising it of "ground realities" in the face NATO forces withdrawal by next year.
Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal wanted to fight NATO forces in Afghanistan as an 18-year-old when the US launched its campaign against Taliban following the 9/11 attacks, investigators said.