US didn't have the same influence on Pakistan today as was in Kargil war, accepts former top US official
WASHINGTON - Various US media outlets reported on Friday that Washington was maintaining regular contacts with both Islamabad and New Delhi and the US military was backing these peace efforts.
However, Alyssa Ayres, a former US deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, told the National Public Radio that the United States did not have the same influence that it did during the Kargil crisis, when Pakistan was still a close ally.
“I don’t think the United States has the type of clout it might’ve had 35 years ago.
But you have seen a consensus among the powers around the world all echoing each other to create that kind of echo chamber about the kind of actions Pakistan should take,” she said.
Cameron Munter, a former US ambassador to Pakistan, told *CNBC* that India and Pakistan needed to work on two crucial problems: large military deployments in India-held Kashmir and the presence of militant groups in Pakistan.