Monday, March 30, 2015

Pak Sending Troops to Saudi

As a follow-up to Saudi Arabia's invasion of neighboring Yemen to fight Shia Houthi tribal militias who have seized most of the country, Pakistan will be sending troops to Saudi Arabia's border regions to reinforce against any possible spillover of the conflict onto Saudi soil:

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/03/30/pakistan-saudi-arabia-yemen-idINKBN0MQ1GB20150330

http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-great-game-folio-38/

Given Pakistan's desire to maintain good relations with its Saudi patrons while not alienating Iran, the military deployment decision is seen as fraught with risks, including possible fanning of Shia-Sunni tensions in Pakistan itself.

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