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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

"During one trip, [NSA Chief] Jones went completely off script and promised Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Pakistan's top military man, a civilian nuclear deal in exchange for Pakistan's cooperation. Panic struck the White House."

- The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

Whatever may have been the merit, or lack of it, going by the article above, to Obama's undermining of Richard Holbrooke's efforts in the Pak-Af region, India quite rightly & skilfully torpedoed his yearnings to become a player in resolving the issue involving the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.