Comments on: From the ground in Afghanistan, an uncertain future Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 By: Welingkar Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:42:26 +0000 The US and the West has made a big, crucial mistake by not supporting the growth and modernisation of Afghan society and pampering Pakistan with regard to its dealings with the Taliban and other extremist elements. At what cost- to the West and clearly also to Afghanistan- will the West again be willing to pull Pakistan away from its devious course? Clearly it is not just the Afghans who are unsafe when the Taliban strengthen themselves. India has to deal with this problem like always, but the West may find the battle closer to them than before with a resurgent Taliban and Pakistan happy to see the back of the US from the region.