Afghanistan, Pakistan agree to co-ordinate military operations

Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to co-ordinate military operations along their border to stop cross-border attacks by militants.

In this regard, Afghan army Chief General Sher Mohammad Karimi and his Pakistani counterpart General Raheel Sharif met in Islamabad and later announced their plans to co-operate in military operations.

Both generals met in presence US General John Campbell, who heads North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) coalition forces in Afghanistan.

This move of both severely terrorist affected countries comes after Taliban fighters attacked a school in Peshawar on 16th December 2014 killing 141 people, 132 of them children.

Implications

  • It will help both nations to fight jointly against the growing Taliban attacks. These attacks may even increase in future after the complete withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan.
  • Recently, NATO and US forces ceremonially ended their combats operations in Afghanistan. This may result in increase in terrorism in both nations and create insecurity in this region.
  • Thus, joint efforts of both nations will help maintain peace and order in this region.

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