U.S. considers re-merger of India, Pakistan desks


P1-US-India_2718606a

  • Seven years after the State Department was restructured to ‘de-hyphenate’ U.S. relations with India and with Pakistan, it is considering a reversal of the move.
  • De-hyphenating refers to a policy started by the U.S. government under President Bush, but sealed by the Obama administration, of dealing with India and Pakistan in different silos, without referring to their bilateral relations.
  • It enabled the U.S. to build closer military and strategic ties with India without factoring in the reaction from Pakistan, and to continue its own strategy in Afghanistan with the help of the Pakistan military without referring back to India.
  • A proposal to re-merge the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) back with the Bureau of South and Central Asia (SCA) that handles India, the rest of the subcontinent and Central Asian republics is under “active” consideration
  • The re-merger proposal is ostensibly timed with the international troops pullout from Afghanistan.
  • The de-hyphenation policy of the U.S. was crystallised when the SRAP was set up in 2009 soon after President Barack Obama had taken over, with the appointment of Richard Holbrooke.
  • At the time, Mr. Holbrooke had hoped to include India in his mandate, and even to discuss the resolution of Kashmir as a means to extract greater cooperation from Pakistan. India had strongly opposed the move.
Related Posts
Karnataka: Govt may stop supplying PDS sugar
Food and Civil Supplies Minister U T Khader on 27th Feb said that the state government will have to discontinue supply of sugar through PDS if the Centre does not restore its ...
READ MORE
Ganga Task Force deployed Ganga Gram Yojana launched As a major initiative towards fast track implementation of Namami Gange Programme the first company of Ganga Task force Battalion was deployed at ...
READ MORE
Mysore Dasara: An insight into the Nadahabba
The famed Mysore Dasara also called the Nadahabba (state-festival) of the state is scheduled to be held from October 1 to 11, this year and here is what you should know. Poet Kanavi to ...
READ MORE
State Issues – Solid Waste Management
Initiatives Taken Up Solid Waste Management: Municipal Solid Waste Management is one of the basic functions of the Municipalities. Rapid urbanization, heterogeneous nature of waste, lack of awareness among the public and various other stake ...
READ MORE
The country is witnessing a start-up revolution and to harness the potential of India’s innovators and entrepreneurs a vibrant financial ecosystem is essential. India’s is at number three in terms of Start-ups ...
READ MORE
Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS / KPSC Exams – 20th May 2017
Elephant census: Focus on numbers, sex ratio The four-day exercise to enumerate elephants, which concluded on 19th May, will not just throw up estimates on the elephant population, but will also ...
READ MORE
Karnataka Current Affairs for KAS / KPSC Exams – 15th May 2017
One lakh jobs to be created in a year In an effort to reach out to unemployed youth ahead of the 2018 Legislative Assembly elections, the Congress government has decided to ...
READ MORE
Pollution sets a new mark; Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake catches fire
A fire broke out at this lake, considered to be one of the biggest in the city, on 16th Feb evening sending out huge cloud of toxic smoke causing panic ...
READ MORE
Karnataka: CM launches ‘Pratibimba’ website to project achievements
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah launched a comprehensive web-based platform showcasing the government's performance and achievements to the citizens. Developed as the Chief Minister's dash board, 'Pratibimba,' which means reflection, will serve ...
READ MORE
Rural Development – Housing – Rural Ashraya/Basava Vasathi Yojane (KPSC/KAS)
This scheme was introduced during 1991-92 to provide housing for rural homeless poor Annual income of the beneficiary was Rs.32,000 Till 2004-05 the beneficiaries were selected by the Ashraya Committees headed by the ...
READ MORE
Karnataka: Govt may stop supplying PDS sugar
Implementation Of Namami Gange programme
Mysore Dasara: An insight into the Nadahabba
State Issues – Solid Waste Management
Start ups ecosystem in India
Karnataka Current Affairs – KAS / KPSC Exams
Karnataka Current Affairs for KAS / KPSC Exams
Pollution sets a new mark; Bengaluru’s Bellandur lake
Karnataka: CM launches ‘Pratibimba’ website to project achievements
Rural Development – Housing – Rural Ashraya/Basava Vasathi