Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence said the Pakistan’s failure to curb terrorists and the increase in border line firing is the cause of rising tension severing the ties of India and Pakistan. He said this to the members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence during a congressional hearing on worldwide threats.
“Pakistan is concerned about international isolation and sees its position of India’s rising international status including India’s expanded foreign outreach and deepening ties to the United States.
“Pakistan will likely turn to China to offset its isolation, empowering a relationship that will help Beijing to project influence into the Indian Ocean,” Coats said.
“Easing of heightened Indo-Pakistani tension, including negotiations to renew official dialogue, will probably hinge in 2017 on a sharp and sustained reduction of cross-border attacks by terrorist groups based in Pakistan and progress in the Pathankot investigation,” he said adding further “This deterioration is undermined by its dire economic situation. Afghanistan will struggle to curb its dependence on external support until it contains the insurgency or reaches a peace agreement with the Taliban”.
The recent attacks on Indian army base by Pakistan army following the India responded with a surgical strike and the recent beheading of India Jawans which has created a nation wide furore for which Indian Defence Minister warned that India will not be sitting and watching all the incidents patiently has been seen as the growing intolerance by the peace loving nation.