Bilateral Agreement Of Defense Of March 1959 Between Pakistan And The United States


Apart from the fact that continued Western arms aid to India is of great concern to Pakistan and places an increasing burden on Pakistan`s alliance with the West, it is unlikely to achieve the most targeted goal. Indeed, if the objective is the security and well-being of the Indian subcontinent, it is not necessary to inject massive doses of military aid into India, but a rapprochement between India and Pakistan that could guarantee a withdrawal and even pave the way for a reduction of the Indian and Pakistani armed forces. Such a rapprochement can only be achieved by a fair and honourable settlement of the Kashmir dispute. It cannot be achieved in any other way. Between 1950 and 1953, several prominent Pakistani political and military figures visited the United States. Meanwhile, army commander Ayub Khan visited the United States, a figure who then introduced a very pro-American military dictatorship. Foreign Minister Sir Zafrullah Khan, Ikram-Ullah Khan, Finance Minister Ghulam Muhammad and Defence Minister Sikander Mirza made official visits to the United States. [14] Despite the fact that over the decade the distinction between an ally and a neutral was increasingly blurred, Pakistan remained committed to the alliance. We felt that as long as we were in this alliance, we should continue to respect the honour, as long as we can fulfill all our obligations as members. On 10 December 2012, Assistant Secretary for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Rose Gottemoeller and Assistant Secretary to the United Nations and Economic Coordination Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry was Co-Chair of Pakistan-USA. Working Group on Security, Strategic Stability and Non-Proliferation (SSS-NP) in Islamabad. Gottemoeller visited Pakistan after former Indian Foreign Minister Shyam Saran wrote in an article: “Pakistan has changed its nuclear doctrine from a minimum of deterrence to a second strike capability and has extended its arsenal to tactical weapons that can be supplied by short-range missiles such as the Hatf-IX. [51] The meeting ended with an agreement on continuing dialogue on a number of bilateral relations issues, including international efforts to improve nuclear safety and the peaceful application of nuclear energy.

[52] 1992: Relations between the United States and Pakistan continued to collapse when U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Platt warned Pakistan not to be on the list of sponsors of terrorism if it continued to support activists who had expressed concern in India.

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