September 24th, 2014
12:06 AM ET

Modi: We want Afghanistan to be happy

Fareed speaks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation in Afghanistan, and asks for his take on the role Pakistan might play there.

When you look at what is going on in Afghanistan – the United States is going to draw down its forces. Historically, Pakistan has always played a role in Afghanistan, usually by supporting the Taliban, historically at least. Do you worry that that may happen again, that as the United States draws down, Pakistan will try to increase its involvement, and that will have negative consequences for India?

America will have learned from its experience in Iraq. I don’t believe that it will do the same thing with Afghanistan and that it will be on its own. My guess is that the United States will have a different policy in Afghanistan from what it had in Iraq.

The other issue is that we want Afghanistan to become happy, prosperous and peaceful. It should live in harmony with its neighborhood and progress. We have a special attachment with Afghanistan. From childhood, every person in India has an impression in their hearts that a person from Afghanistan is very honest, good at heart…Our connection with Afghanistan is not with reference to Pakistan. We have our own cultural heritage, with deep relations. We want to see them happy, and in this process we want everyone to be together. We invite Pakistan to come and join us all together, for the happiness of Afghanistan.

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Topics: Afghanistan • GPS Show • India • Pakistan

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  1. chri§§y

    And @ Sebastian aka JR....if you dislike India so much theres a real simple fix...DONT GO THERE! Its not so hard to figure out. And im sure they ALSO will be glad you dont.

    September 24, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Reply
    • Carnivale

      Que pasa, hombre. espanol" bicho in his culo

      September 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  2. Alabaster

    Incest is India's national sport. After they are done with cows goats and camels.

    September 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Reply
    • raidurgesh

      I think it is in Islam/Sharia that you can marry your relatives if they are not from same mother? So there you go. The world is as you see it through your eyes!

      September 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Gary

      You forgot to mention computers nd technology, indians not only play with camels, goats, cows but with mouse also, and when they mover mouse, whole world moves, leaders in technology, first in the world to send their satellite in Mars orbit during first attempt. By the way I was talking about mouse of computer if you ever heard of it🙂

      September 27, 2014 at 5:18 am | Reply
    • arya by birth

      You are pig

      September 28, 2014 at 10:48 am | Reply
    • Dave

      Dude, please don't display your ignorance to the World about India. You are welcome to express informed criticism, but motivated and illogical statements will only make you a laughing stock.

      September 29, 2014 at 3:32 am | Reply
  3. Carnivale

    NYPD picked up Modi a few hours ago. He was defecating on the sidewalk thinking he was in Bang galore.
    They opened up the hydrant to wash him down.

    September 24, 2014 at 5:34 pm | Reply
    • Gary

      @Carnivale, you are well away from facts, stay happy in your own world. That is close being positive.🙂

      September 27, 2014 at 5:23 am | Reply
  4. Carnivale

    White house is gathering uurine for Modi's arrival. It is India's national beverage. Pakistan Ambassador volunteered his sample. Compliments of Pakistan.

    September 24, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Reply
    • Curt Odirozzo

      Funny but real

      September 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm | Reply
      • You L'Idiot

        Real bullshit from a childish mind.

        September 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm |
    • DirtyHamHead

      But your paedo prophet used to say camel urine cures headaches LOL

      September 25, 2014 at 5:49 am | Reply
    • raidurgesh

      How gracious. Just to put you on planet earth back. You are what you are because your ancestors were wither cowards or could not take the torture of middle east barbarism of forcing one drink their own blood after skinning them and hanging upward down alive. And if you think that is made up, please read Tabaquat-I-Nasiri by a persian traveller Minhaj-i-Siraj. You might want to read Ain-e-Akbari for that matter. Good luck!

      September 26, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Reply
    • s

      This is stupid and degrading comment. Please come out in open and make such comments and not behind the veil of anonymity

      September 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm | Reply
  5. Alabaster

    He wants to see Afghanistan happy! LMFAO.
    The focking guy r@ped an underage girl for pete's sake.

    September 24, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • Curt Odirozzo

      His wife bride whom Modi abandoned on nuptial night or the girl he had videotaped in her personal life?

      September 24, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Reply
      • You L'Idiot

        Make up your mind: does he like boys or girls? Oh that's right. You're just making shit up!

        September 24, 2014 at 7:01 pm |
  6. Curt Odirozzo

    I am astounded at the juvenile complexion of this article/interview. What was its purpose? To make Modi look statesmanlike? Well they failed. He comes out looking like a caricature. A makaka. Just look at him. Buphoone!

    September 24, 2014 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Russ

      I can't stand his lemur like face.

      September 24, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Reply
  7. Russ

    Ya know India should look the mirror and ask self. Self: I have 160 freedom fighting outfits in India looking for independence. So what am I doing making silly comments about my neighbors. Let me make first my people happy. Don't worry be happy.

    September 24, 2014 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • raidurgesh

      You guys have serious problem with respect to realities. The virgins are not real. Get real and read some ground info asap for your own betterment. Ignorance of such levels won't do any good!

      September 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Reply
  8. AK

    I can see that, Indian are most respectful peoples in the world... they love whole world...

    September 25, 2014 at 12:21 am | Reply
    • Russ

      When is plebiscite going to be held in Indian Occupied Kashmir?

      September 26, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Reply
      • Tmc

        TMC

        September 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm |
      • raidurgesh

        Kashmir is integral part of India. Some part has been occupied by Pakis which need to be freed asap.

        September 26, 2014 at 10:42 pm |
  9. ZZZZZZZ

    @carafe.
    Um the weather? Really? Not sure why your reply tab is disabled btw

    September 25, 2014 at 3:57 am | Reply
  10. Zandie

    So much ignorance on some of these children's comments. Fact is Pakistan is a bad country, not India. G.W. started all this mess by invading a country under false pretenses.
    There. These are the most simple and solid facts on this thread.

    September 25, 2014 at 5:29 am | Reply
  11. Matiullah

    As an afghan I appreciate his thinks about Afghanistan, and what ever u said it's totally right about Afghanistan and India which they have very close relationship

    September 25, 2014 at 6:42 am | Reply
    • raidurgesh

      Thanks. I play that feeling remains intact and we see a peaceful Afghanistan. I really think Afghanistan can get better. Way better. I hope the likes of Saleh and other Afghan patriots get to rebuild the nation on strong foundation.

      September 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Reply
    • raifromindia

      Thanks. I play that feeling remains intact and we see a peaceful Afghanistan. I really think Afghanistan can get better. Way better. I hope the likes of Saleh and other Afghan patriots get to rebuild the nation on strong foundation!!!

      September 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  12. Siddiq

    We love u India for ur every devotion towards our land .... and Pakistan is also a good neighbour to us (in some points)..

    September 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Reply
  13. Russ

    LOL India's own people are unhappy such as Kashmiris, Tamils, Sikhs, Bengalis etc and they all want independent states. Modi would rather see his own people unhappy but Afghanistan happy!! What a hypocrit. Modi is lying. I Don't believe him.

    September 26, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Reply
    • raidurgesh

      Speak for yourself man. A little bit of reality check can't hurt. What the heck are you cooking? Which imaginary planet have you got in mind?

      September 26, 2014 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  14. Tmc

    Kashmir is a Hindu state taken over by aggressors few 100 yrs ago !!!

    September 26, 2014 at 7:40 pm | Reply
  15. Jay

    At the end of the day, I have many Afghan friends. Being and a Indian born here in the states, I can tell you one thing, out of all of their families, at least one person is currently living in India, from Calcutta to Mumbai. Afghans and Indians share a bond, deny it or not, religion is not the factor. India is the most secular country in the world. By the way I have Pakistani friends as well, WHY THE FCK DO PEOPLE TRY TO ACT LIKE CHILDREN WHEN IT COMES TO POLITICS? IT IS WHAT IT IS, MODI WANTS TO FOCUS ON TAKING INDIA TO ANOTHER LEVEL, LIVE WITH IT! HATERS WILL HATE, BUT COME ON .....IT SEEMS JELIOUSY IS IN THE AIR!!!

    September 29, 2014 at 2:59 am | Reply
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