India announced it was withdrawing its ambassador from Pakistan. As Star News TV company informed, the ambassador would fly from Islamabad to Delhi in the nearest future. It is the third occasion of that kind – when India withdrew its diplomatic representative from the Pakistani capital (the previous two took place in 1965 and 1971, during the war with Pakistan). The situation in the region is extremely intense, many analysts say, if the world community does not interfere in the conflict, then it will not be possible to prevent from the war between the two countries. The Indian army carries out the military exercises near the Pakistani border. Pakistan had its troops all set in return.
The reason of the current tension in the relations of the countries is the recent act of terrorism in the Indian government, which was carried out by the gunmen of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist organization. India charged this terrorist group, as well as another one, Jaish-e-Mohammed, with the organization of the terrorist act. The Indian authorities demanded Pakistan should stop the activity of those organizations and arrest their leaders. Islamabad in its turn asked the Indian authorities to give them the evidence, which would prove that the mentioned organizations were involved in what had happened. Neither Pakistan, nor India want to make concessions to each other.
The USA, being concerned with the growing conflict, decided to take the extreme measures, the final goal of which was to press the Pakistani administration. George W.Bush ordered to freeze the assets of the extremist groups in Pakistan. Lashkar-e-Toiba is a sponsor of terrorism, this organization does not have the state support, and its objective is to spoil the relations between Delhi and Islamabad.
Dmitry Litvinovich PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov