India India-Pakistan, India-China ties to worsen, says report by US intelligence chief

13:06  14 february  2018
13:06  14 february  2018 Source:   India Today

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"Relations between India and Pakistan are likely to remain tense, with continued violence on the Line of Control and the risk of escalation if there is another high-profile terrorist attack in India or an uptick in violence on the Line of Control," the report said . Speaking during the Senate Intelligence

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The US intel boss Dan Coats submitted a Worldwide Threat Assessment report in front of the Congress yesterday highlighting the worldwide threats to the US.

The report mentions that Pakistan will continue to be a threat to the US by developing nuclear weapons.

"Pakistan will continue to threaten US interests by deploying new nuclear weapons capabilities, maintaining its ties to militants, restricting counter-terrorism cooperation, and drawing closer to China," the report states.

Pakistan continues to develop nuclear weapons including "short-range tactical weapons, sea-based cruise missiles, air-launched cruise missiles, and longer-range ballistic missiles" which could lead to tensions in the south Asian region.

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A road and rail freight service between China 's Lanzhou and Pakistan 's Gwadar Port might become another flashpoint between India and China , as ties worsen between the two countries.

The report also states that terrorist organisations will continue to take advantage of the safe havens provided by Pakistan. These terrorist organisations will use Pakistan's area to conduct attacks against India and Afghanistan that can work against US interests in the area.

Relations between India-Pakistan are also to remain tense due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

"Relations between India and Pakistan are likely to remain tense, with continued violence on the Line of Control and the risk of escalation if there is another high-profile terrorist attack in India or an uptick in violence on the Line of Control," the report said.

Speaking during the Senate Intelligence Committee's annual hearing on "Worldwide Threats", Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats discussed cyber-security, terrorism, and threats posed by other nations like Pakistan, China, and North Korea.

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