At a time when the eyes of the world were on the US presidential election and the focus of the Pakistani media was on the rallies of the anti-government opposition coalition PDM, a development in the region that was related to Pakistan’s security remained hidden from view. The development took place mysteriously in the days before the US presidential election in the form of a defense agreement between the United States and India, for which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mike Asper suddenly went to India and signed the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA). The agreement was signed by the foreign and defense ministers of the two countries.
Under the agreement, the United States will provide India with geospatial intelligence obtained via satellite. In this way, after this sensitive satellite information, India will have information about all the sensitive places in Pakistan, which will be able to detect all the secret installations, including our ballistic missiles. Information from US satellite data provided to India will help India target automatic missiles and armed drones at the right locations, allowing India to easily target Pakistan’s missile installations.
It is noteworthy that the agreement, reached just days before the US presidential election, was signed at the behest of President Trump as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to persuade its allies to counter China’s growing influence. Wants agreement with India
There is no doubt that the United States wants to see India as the leader of the region. The United States wants a war situation between India and China to weaken China by entangling it in war. This is not the first time that India has signed an agreement with the United States that would allow the two countries to use each other’s defense bases. China is expressing serious concern over the sensitive defense agreement between the United States and India, but the silence of the Pakistani government on this issue is significant and the government has not even bothered to protest against this agreement with the United States.
Government ministers, on the other hand, kept apologizing to the US embassy for a tweet by PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal to the Washington Post, which was retweeted by the US embassy. It was pointed out that the US embassy agreed with Ahsan Iqbal’s tweet which said, “A person in Pakistan will have to go like Donald Trump.” Government ministers responded to the US embassy’s retweet. Shaking and slamming the US embassy, he apologized, but no government minister dared to protest the recent US-India defense deal, not even Imran Khan, who had a personal relationship with Donald Trump until the last minute.
After such a huge development, they did not even bother to call Trump and tell him what dangers this US move could pose to Pakistan’s security. It is no secret that the Trump administration’s inclination is always there. From the last moment to the end of Trump’s efforts to establish India’s supremacy in the region. China also has strong reservations about the US-India agreement, which was signed at a time when Sino-Indian relations are strained and tensions between the two countries have been high in the Himalayas since June this year. There is no doubt that this agreement will be detrimental to Pakistan and China and beneficial to India. Under the agreement, the supply of US military hardware, technologies and information to India could pose a threat to regional stability, especially to Pakistan.
The way Pakistan has sided with the United States in the war on terror and since 9/11, Pakistan has been making constant sacrifices to keep the United States safe from terrorists in which Pakistan has suffered heavy loss of life and property. Withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is not possible without Pakistan’s help in which Pakistan used its influence on the Taliban to bring them to the negotiating table but the ink of the US-Taliban agreement in which Pakistan is a party has not yet dried.
The United States had once again proved that it was not in favor of Pakistan by concluding a sensitive agreement with India. President Trump’s slogan of creating a “new America” like “New Pakistan” was rejected by the American people. Trump will be one of the few US presidents to have taken countless u-turns in US foreign policy, which has increased tensions around the world.
The time has come for President-elect Joe Biden, who hinted at a change in Trump’s foreign policy in his election manifesto, to change his policy and review the recent anti-Pakistan US-India defense pact so as not to upset the balance of power in the region. Pakistan is right to expect the United States not to strengthen the hands of Pakistan’s enemies and not to enter into agreements with India that pose a threat to the security of the region, especially Pakistan.