Srinagar, October 9
America is playing an active role in defusing tensions between India and Pakistan following Uri terror attack last month in which 19 Indian soldiers lost lives .
The American officials are in touch with Delhi and Islamabad over the need for peace in South Asian region . This had been confirmed by the state department spokesperson John Kirby last week.
The US has termed the September 18th Uri attack as cross border terror attack impliedly accusing Pakistan of having hand in the attack that sparked off tensions between the two countries.
Pakistani and Indian armies are engaged in exchange of fire, particularly after Indian army conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on September 29th ., killing an unspecified number of terrorists .
Terror launch pads in PoK and Pakistan and the use of non-state actors like Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad have strained relations between the two countries , for Pakistan used these terror groups are being used as policy tool by Islamabad to achieve its foreign policy objectives .
Pakistan’s special envoy on Kashmir, Senator Mushaid Hussain , who concluded , his five –day visit of the U S was a disappointed person as at each and every meeting he attended or addressed , he was confronted over cross-border terrorism and the role of the terrorists in Pakistan’s policy.
According to Dawn newspaper , the Senator was told in very clear terms that unless the cross-border attacks are stopped, there would be no ears available to Pakistan to hear its version on Kashmir.