Pakistan's India Obsession a Mistake, says Obama

From Prasun Sonwalkar

London, May 22 (PTI) Pakistan's obsession with India that makes it look at its neighbour as an "existential threat" is a mistake and it would do well to shed this contest mentality, US President Barack Obama has said.

Speaking to BBC on the eve of his visit to Britain, Obama said both he and British Prime Minister David Cameron understood that Pakistan had been "very obsessed" with India.

He said the US wants Pakistan to realise that the biggest threat to it does not come from outside but is "homegrown".

He said: "They see that as their existential threat. I think that's a mistake. I think that peace between India and Pakistan would serve Pakistan very well".

He said Pakistan needs to do shed its orientation of looking at every issue through the India lens to be able to make full economic progress.


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