Hamid Karzai Interview: India Should Be A Lot Bolder In Meeting Afghanistan’s Military Needs

It has been nearly two years since Hamid Karzai finished his second and last term as the President of Afghanistan. But he continues to wield significant political power in the strife-torn country. He spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Balochistan, threat of ISIS, current situation in Kashmir and called for greater military support from India.

When asked about waht impact will Prime Minister narendra Modi’s statement on Balochistan, on India’s 70th Independence Day, have. Karzai said, “It means India’s concerned about the rising instability in the region, and about human rights in the region. It shows India’s wish to have people of Balochistan do better, have a normal life away from firings, extremist attacks, bombings and sufferings.
Balochistan is not a distant issue for us. Extremism to Afghanistan comes from there. It is very close, both physically and mentally to us. We have to allow the people there to have fruits of development and peace. It is a human rights issue, which we must grant to the people of Balochistan.”

The former Afghan President said the statements do alter the dynamics with Pakistan in a significant way. ” It is intended towards bringing peace and stability in the region, and the end of use of radicalism and extremism as an instrument of state policy. That is what we must respond to, so that we are no longer suffering from it and we no longer lose people to bomb blasts or attacks organised by terrorists, which are used by state machinery,” he said.

Speaking on the issue of rise of ISIS and its consequences, particularly IN India. Karzai said India is in a constant theme of conversation with Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai said, “Radicalism and religious extremism are causing loss of lives and property, and opportunity that we keep losing towards a better future. So we did discuss this and ISIS has to be taken very seriously by India. It is a totally foreign phenomenon for our region, is used for sinister purposes and therefore, we must, together and jointly address it.”

https://dailymotion.com/video/x4pcp06 It has been nearly two years since Hamid Karzai finished his second and last term as the President of Afghanistan. But he continues to wield significant political power in the strife-torn country. He spoke about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement on Balochistan, threat of ISIS, current situation in Kashmir and called for greater military support from India. When asked about waht impact will Prime Minister narendra Modi's statement on Balochistan, on India's 70th Independence Day, have. Karzai said, "It means India’s concerned about the rising instability in the region, and about human rights in the region. It shows India’s wish to have people of Balochistan do better, have a normal life away from firings, extremist attacks, bombings and sufferings. Balochistan is not a distant issue for us. Extremism to Afghanistan comes from there. It is very close, both physically and mentally to us. We have to allow the people there to have fruits of development and peace. It is a human rights issue, which we must grant to the people of Balochistan." The former Afghan President said the statements do alter the dynamics with Pakistan in a significant way. " It is intended towards bringing peace and stability in the region, and the end of use of radicalism and extremism as an instrument of state policy. That is what we must respond to, so that we are no longer suffering from it and we no longer lose people to bomb blasts or attacks organised by terrorists, which are used by state machinery," he said. Speaking on the issue of rise of ISIS and its consequences, particularly IN India. Karzai said India is in a constant theme of conversation with Afghanistan. Hamid Karzai said, "Radicalism and religious extremism are causing loss of lives and property, and opportunity that we keep losing towards a better future. So we did discuss this and ISIS has to be taken very seriously by India. It is a totally foreign phenomenon for our region, is used for sinister purposes and therefore, we must, together and jointly address it."