Seven Decades of Pakistan-US Strategic Relations – OpEd – Eurasia Review
The relationship between Pakistan and the United States spans seven decades. Pakistan, which came into existence after partition in 1947, has signed numerous defense and economic agreements with the United States. Being in the Western bloc, Pakistan’s association with fellow Islamic countries and neighboring country China in a strong relationship of friendship was a natural thing and a requirement of mutual interests was not part of an alliance against a other country. On the contrary, the Islamabad-Beijing friendship has become a means of establishing contacts between the United States and China. The Washington-Islamabad friendship, despite ups and downs, is the kind of company that stays among friends through good and bad moods.
The whole world is currently in the phase of transition as the dogmatic realm of the world is rapidly changing. Many republics are reviewing their coalitions. What President Biden said that Pakistan is a dangerous nuclear state is not worth commenting on, because if the US President and his subordinates had first reviewed the records of their own nuclear assets and those of their allies, it would be an exaggeration to blame Pakistan in this regard.
First let’s talk about the period of the Cold War from 1950 to 1968. During this period, 9 warheads of the United States were missing, of which no news could be found until today, where they went, where they were sent and to whom they were sent. have received. If anyone reads the White House “Energy Accident Study” in 2010, they might know that at least 56 nuclear reactor accidents occurred in President Biden’s own country. Has the country forgotten the worst “Three Mile Island” accident involving nuclear warheads in 1979? The President of the United States should be asked who is responsible for the February 14, 1950 crash of an American Convair B-36B, serial number 44-92075, which was commanded by the 7th Bomber Wing at Carswell, crashed in Northern British Columbia. Dozens of examples can be given of the insecurity of the nuclear assets of the United States and India, after which everyone will shout that if the nuclear assets of one country have become a threat and a burden for the world , then they should protect the United States and its allies are India’s nuclear assets. Cuba’s ambassador to Pakistan said in this regard that the world knows very well which country has a nuclear attack on two cities in the world.
While examining India’s dangerous nuclear assets, on July 7, 2018, five Indian citizens were arrested in the city of Kolkata, India, who had recovered a kilogram of uranium in their possession. The investigation revealed that the matter of this uranium was settled with a third party for Rs 3 crore in Indian currency and this one kg uranium was kept in two yellow colored packets. Ravi Kumar Gupta, a senior scientist with India’s Defense Research and Development Organization, admitted in an interview with Indian TV channel NewsX that it was pure uranium, which Indian police were trying to hide from the world. In the words of Ravi Kumar: Even low grade uranium can be used as a toxin.
Nepalese police and security forces raided a location on a tip-off and recovered two and a half kilograms of raw uranium on the evening of March 12, 2021. After investigation, it was discovered that this uranium had been smuggled smuggled from India. A woman among those arrested said her father-in-law had worked at a nuclear power plant in India for twenty years and supplied the uranium. On May 8, 2021, the intelligence department of the counter-terrorism wing of the Maharashtra police in India arrested two people named Jigar Jaysh Pandya and Afzal Chaudhary from the suburbs of Mumbai, whose possession seven kilograms and one hundred grams of natural uranium have been reinstated. The market price would be 21 crore Indian rupees.
Considering the type of security and management arrangements that Pakistan has adopted for the protection of its nuclear assets, it can be said with certainty that none of the largest nuclear-capable countries currently has such arrangements. But despite this, America and the West continue to rhetoric about Pakistan’s nuclear assets. Isn’t it any wonder to the media and information institutions around the world that despite their new stories every day Pakistan has a unique privilege that no other nuclear state has that Pakistan is the only nuclear country with zero accident incidents. Any attempt to breach the system will be handled by a united nation with determination and the state will protect its strategic assets with all its might. No capture or securing plan will be tolerated by the nation. In the end, I must say that the United States has shot itself in the foot and undermined its efforts to create goodwill with the Pakistani masses as the nation has shown a united stance on the issue.
*Sehrish Khan is a freelancer and media activist. She writes on political developments and security issues with a particular focus on South Asia and the region.