Amid the US drawdown from Afghanistan, former president Hamid Karzai in an interview to a German publication has explained how Pakistan ‘would like’ Afghanistan to break off relations with India and exert strategic influence in the country through the Taliban. While speaking with Der Spiegel, Karzai said the Pakistani offensive is in full swing right now and there is fighting going on. “Pakistan actually would like Afghanistan to break off relations with India. That is impossible. If we give in to this, we would give up our sovereignty and independence. If we want to send our police or our army or our boys and girls to India for training because it is good for our country, we should do so,” the former president said.