Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai openly came out in support of India on Saturday regarding its successful surgical strikes in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK).
He stated that India had complete right to conduct anti-terror operations in order to defend its homeland. Discussing the pain of Afghani people, Karzai claimed that his country had been a victim of fundamentalism and terrorism for years.
We repeatedly demanded US to conduct cross-border attacks against terrorist sanctuaries outside Afghanistan which didn’t happen-Hamid Karzai— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Afghanistan has been a victim of terrorism and fundamentalism for yrs. We feel need of such military ops more than anyone else: Hamid Karzai— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Indian Army's #SurgicalStrikes on terrorist sanctuaries is a justified step in order to defend their land: Former Afghan Pres. Hamid Karzai— ANI (@ANI_news) October 1, 2016
Moreover, the statesman also said that his country had repeatedly asked US to conduct cross border attacks against terrorist hideouts; but to no avail.Karzai’s statement seems another diplomatic victory for India as it pursues isolation of Pakistan on the global stage.