November 5, 2011 admin

In US war on terrorism the yardsticks are not equal for every country– Prof. Kuldeep Singh

Amritsar, November 5, 2011 –  “US is in the war with those very forces which it promoted itself for its strategic interests, earlier they were Mujahdeens and now they are Talibans. US has always adopted different yardsticks to deal with this menace depending upon ‘who is victim of it’. Being assertive as a super power, US has reduced or ignored deliberately the role of international agencies like UN (United Nations) so that it can make its discretionary decisions in its war on terrorism whether they are legal or illegal”.  This was stated by Prof. Kuldeep Singh, Head, Department of Political Science of Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar while delivering a guest lecture on “Changing Contours of US (United States of America) War on Terrorism” at Khalsa College, Amritsar. This lecture was organized by Political Science Society of Khalsa College Amritsar.
Earlier, Principal, Dr. Daljeet Singh welcomed the guest speaker and expressed hope that this lecture will be of great help both to the faculty members and the students of Political Science.
Prof. Kuldeep Singh further played down the recent US diplomatic onslaught on Pakistan as just gimmicks, as to him, Pakistan always remained and is going to remain a frontline state in US war on terrorism because of its geographical situation. He also was of the view that this war on terrorism is not going to end in the near future although because of ongoing economic depression in America, it is becoming difficult to it to continuously bear the burden of this war. So US is interested in withdrawing from Afghanistan but it is not possible if Afghanistan remained instable as it is now. The vested interests in Pakistan will never allow this to happen.
Sharing his views in the interaction with students, after the lecture, Dr. Kuldeep Singh talked about the role of India and its policies in these conditions and also Chinese role in the future. Explaining the complexities of the phenomenon of terrorism, he also referred to the ‘conflict economy’ or the role of drug mafia in Afghanistan.
Prof. Jaspreet Kaur, Head of the Political Science Department presented vote of thanks on behalf of the college and political science society. Prof. Devender Singh, Dr. Ranjit Singh, Prof. Sukhjit Singh, Dr. Gurvail Singh Malhi were also present on this occasion.

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