Following reports of an alleged American intelligence information that Pakistan has been collaborating with North Korea on nuclear technology and armaments, the Indian government has demanded that the US should send international weapons inspectors into Pakistan. Further, it has also demanded that these weapons inspectors should also include in their inspection all terrorist links of the Pakistani armed forces, all ordinance factories and chemical factories, etc. Both the External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha and the Foreign Secretary Brajesh Mishra are supposed to have specifically impressed this demand upon their American counterparts Powell and Blackwill, respectively. According to sources in the Ministry of External Affairs, the Indian government is concerned that the nuclear weapons and technology supplied by Pakistan are likely to have as their ultimate destination, not just North Korea but actually Iraq and Iran, all of which had been recently classified by Bush as part of the "axis of evil". The Indian government is also reported to have demanded that the US impose military sanctions on Pakistan.
This demand of the Indian government is very similar to the manner in which the US imperialists have been putting pressure on Iraq in recent times, with the aim of justifying a full fledged military offensive against that country. Even while the US imperialists are finding it difficult to mobilise the support and cooperation of other countries in their aggressive plans against Iraq, it has been announced by Union Minister Jaswant Singh that American aircraft carriers on their way to the Gulf, to prepare for strike against Iraq, would be allowed to pass through Indian waters on the west coast. This is being justified by government sources as part of India’s concern to eliminate "global terrorism".
This is but the latest in the shameless collaboration of the Indian rulers with the US imperialists. The aim of the US imperialists is clear for all to see, to strengthen their foothold in Asia, as a part of their overall plans for world hegemony. The Indian rulers hope, by collaborating with the US imperialists, to become the gendarme of the US imperialists in this region and fulfil their own imperialist ambitions towards our neighbouring countries in the bargain. This shameless collaboration with the biggest terrorist and reactionary power in the world, that poses grave threats to our nation’s sovereignty and to peace and security in this region must be vigorously opposed