10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan?

Suhasini Haidar, CNN-IBN | May 06, 2012 at 09:58am


Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this week’s edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight the India-Afghanistan strategic partnership just signed. Does it mean India is actually ready for a leadership role in Afghan Security and more importantly is India becoming the US’ next option in Afghanistan? In fact we are going to put those to External Affairs Minister SM Krishna who sat down for a Worldview exclusive interview a short while ago but in our studio. We are very pleased to have Lisa Curtis of the Heritage Foundation. You have been on Worldview before Lisa, thanks so much for coming in to the studio. The question really is ten years ago in 2001 when this Afghan war began, India was in fact the first country or one of the first countries to offer the US its support even the possibility of bases and at the time that the offer went nowhere. Today ten years is there a rethink at all in Washington that India could be could be a part of the Afghan security structure as the US continues with its pullout.