December 26, 2013

Will the U.S. Also Export Diplomacy to India?

Sunil Sharan, Dawn

The Associated Press

AMERICA has been outsourcing software development to India for years, but now it seems to want to outsource diplomacy as well.

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TAGGED: Pakistan, Hamid Karzai, Diplomacy, United States, India


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