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We don’t want proxy wars: Karzai

world Updated: Mar 12, 2010 00:37 IST

Afghan President Hamid Karzai told Pakistan on Thursday that his country did not want to become a battle ground for proxy wars between India, Pakistan, Iran and the United States.

India and Pakistan, implacable South Asian rivals, have struggled for influence in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion brought down the Taliban regime and implanted Karzai’s Western-backed government. Arch-foes Iran and the United States have also traded accusations of double dealing over the conflict in Afghanistan, where a Taliban insurgency against US and NATO-led troops is now into a ninth year.