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India fears Pakistan, says US: WikiLeaks exposes

By Abdul Nisar

New Delhi, Dec 2: The new secret diplomatic cables exposed by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealed that United States was not happy with India's response to Pakistan over 2001 Parliament attack.

The 3,038 cables sent from the US embassy in New Delhi to Washington have exposed that India was not willing to attack Pakistan even after 2008 Mumbai attacks.

The cables sent from US Embassy said that India commenced 'Cold Start', a military doctrine developed by Armed Forces, which involves joint operations between Army, Navy, and Air Force, after 2001 Parliament attack but the Army was not able to execute it properly.

The cables sent by US ambassador to India Timothy Roemor on Feb 16, 2010 said that, "Indian forces could have significant problems consolidating initial gains due to logistical difficulties and slow reinforcement."

US cables also expressed that India always worried about the nuclear weapons of Pakistan.

Even though India never confirmed about Cold Start doctrine, US officials described it as, "In order to avoid the Indian Army's slow and lumbering military mobilization process and preserve the element of surprise in attack, Cold Start attacks could begin within 72 hours after the attack order has been given…"

The cables leaked by WikiLeaks also added that Pakistan is not worried at all about India's Cold Start doctrine.

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