India wary as uncertainty mars Trump’s Pak policy

Rtd Indian General says US acknowledges Pakistan’s strategic significance; Never put Islamabad actually on notice as a matter of policy

NEW DELHI: Oct 15 (INP) US President Donald Trump’s tweet that he is starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders, even thanking Islamabad for cooperation on many fronts, has flummoxed many here, coming as it does shortly after the US seemed to have put Pakistan on notice while announcing its new Afghanistan policy.

The Trump tweet is being seen as an acknowledgement by the US of Pakistan’s help in securing the release of a US-Canadian family from the Haqqani network.

While it may not be a policy statement, Trump’s comments again underscore Pakistan’s strategic significance for the US in stabilizing the region, Times of India quoting officials said on Sunday.