AfPak Intelligence Co-operation Deal : A Study

By Anjali Bisht, Law College Dehradun.

The world community received a shock when the two enemy States, Afghanistan and Pakistan decided to enter into an intelligence cooperation deal. Quite a lot of heads turned around in disbelief, because the past relationship between the two States has rather been unpleasant for at least two decades now. What makes this deal more unusual and shocking to be precise, is the fact that the former President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai in the past had accused Pakistan of aiding and sheltering the Taliban militants in order to fuel insurgency on it’s soil. That’s not the end of the story, because, Karzai even went on to accuse the ISI (the intelligence wing of Pakistan) for initiating attacks on Afghanistan. (more…)