- KABUL (PNS) - As the United
States is continuing military build up in the south of Afghanistan, the
deployment of National Missile Defense system in the southern part of Afghanistan
by Washington is likely to counter any inter-continental ballistic missile
attack threat from China, diplomatic sources told PNS on Monday.
- The United States has recently tested this system at
a cost of 100 million dollars.The sources said the objective of the United
State to come to this region was manifold. Primarily it aims to establish
itself to have control on the would-be flowing natural resources (oil and
gas -ed) from the Central Asian States via Afghanistan, to contain increasing
Chinese economic and military influence, and to deploy anti-missile defence
system in Afghanistan to counter ICBM attack from Beijing.
- Sources also said that Americans would move on to this
plan after at least two years and ensuring full political stability in
Afghanistan. Russians have already expressed their opposition to the US
National Missile Defence system. Iran had also warned US recently that
its presence in Afghanistan will not be productive.
- It may be mentioned here the United States has already
established strategic military relations with India and an agreement to
that effect was signed between Washington and New Delhi during the visit
of President Bill Clinton to India in March last year.