Us Pakistan Mutual Defense Agreement

India accused „Pakistan of having put the Cold War in the subcontinent”. However, the true purpose of this Indian outcry became clearer over time, especially when Pakistan signed the bilateral cooperation agreement in 1959. Under this agreement, the United States would assist Pakistan in certain circumstances if it were the victim of aggression. According to Nehru, India has demanded and obtained „specific assurances” from Washington that the pact „cannot be used against India.” [i] Without refinement, this request was summed up in the search for an assurance that if India were to commit aggression against Pakistan or threaten Pakistan`s security, the United States would not come to Pakistan`s aid under this pact. There could be no more instructive comment on India`s historical attitude towards Pakistan…