(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India
On US Special Forces in India
Bureau of the Communist
Party of India
(Marxist) has issued the following statement on March 3:
of the US Pacific Command, Admiral Robert Willard had stated at a
hearing that American Special forces assist teams are stationed in India along with Nepal,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
the ministry of external affairs and the defence ministry have denied
such force existed in India.
This denial only raises further questions.
statement made by the US Pacific Commander is categorical. He states:
have currently special forces assist teams - Pacific assist teams is
the term -
laid down in Nepal,
Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives,
as well as India”.
India falls within
purview of the Pacific Command within the US military command.
of the Pacific Command has made an authoritative statement before a US
is no clarification from the US
side that this statement is incorrect.
UPA government has not informed the country about the other
it has entered into with the US.
For instance in the same testimony Admiral Willard has said:
are working very closely with India
with regard to their counter-terrorism capabilities and in particular
maritime domain but also government to government, not necessarily DOD
(department of defence) but other agencies assisting them in terms of
internal counter-terror and counterinsurgency challenges”.
should come clean on the whole range of both the overt and covert
security relations which exist with the United States.