India does not have a common border with Afghanistan: US

Contrary to India`s position that it has a legitimate boundary with Afghanistan, a top US official has said both the countries does not share a common border.

Washington: Contrary to India`s position
that it has a legitimate boundary with Afghanistan, a top US
official has said both the countries does not share a common
border.

"If you look at the map, Afghanistan has a lot of
neighbours. I mean, bordering neighbors. You mentioned India.
India doesn`t have a common border with Afghanistan. But I`m
talking about just the countries that have direct borders next
to them," said Richard Holbrooke, Special US Representative
for Pakistan and Afghanistan.

"Every one of the neighbours (of Afghanistan) has a
role to play here in the stabilisation and demilitarisation,
ultimately, of Afghanistan. And when I say every one, I mean
every one of the neighbours," Holbrooke said.

Holbrooke`s statement is contrary to India`s position
that the entire State of Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part
of the country; which has its physical boundary with
Afghanistan.

The part of the country which shares boundary with
Afghanistan now falls in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), a
portion of India which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan
for nearly 60 years.

PTI