After its failure to cope with the Al-Qaeda-related Taliban in Afghanistan through power factor in order to tackle the issue of terrorism in South Asian, US new strategy of War On Terror is still under review due to American confused goals. However, main theme of the strategy has been disclosed by the US high officials who have excluded the solution of Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) which is, in fact, the genesis of regional insurgency. The new US President Obama while recognising co-relationship between War On Terror in Afghanistan and issue of Kashmir had repeatedly said that he would pay attention to resolve the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India so that Islamabad could fully concentrate on the rising militancy. On the other hand, US special envoy Richard Holbrooke who recently visited Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, while emphasising regional stability, confirmed on February 20 that Kashmir was not part of his mission, but hoped India and Pakistan would find a common cause to reduce the threat of terrorism. Obama's Uturn has indicated open deviation from his pragmatic approach in the region. In fact, India which has already been manipulating America's War in securing its covert designs against Pakistan and other regional states by strengthening its strategic grip in Afghanistan has succeeded in diverting the attention of the US from Kashmir. It is notable that since partition, suppression of Kashmiri's struggle for independence and ignorance of their legitimate right of self-determination is the root cause of terrorism in South Asia. In 1989, after facing a long period of Indian state terrorism, people of the Valley launched an armed movement to fight back the barbaric methods of New Delhi's security forces. At that time, United States who helped train Afghan and Arab fighters, left them after defeating the former Soviet Union. Afghanistan was thrown into an era of poverty and uncertainty. Out of this, came the Taliban and Osama Bin Laden's Al-Qaeda network. Although Bin Laden announced his own pattern of conflict against the US, yet the struggle of Kashmiris proved a motivating force for him. During the previous Afghan war against Russians, the people of FATA had also played a key role. Thousands of mujahideen sacrificed their lives for the cause of their Afghan brethren as encouraged by the Americans. Tribesmen had also fought a war to save the Kashmiris in wake of an Indian attack when in 1947, Kashmir was annexed with India through a plot and a war by New Delhi was imposed on Pakistan. Even at present, a perennial movement of Kashmiris is giving a greater incentive to the insurgency both in Afghanistan and Pakistan's tribal regions. In this context, the reply provided by Pakistan to Indian dossier in the recent past, after admission in relation to Ajmal Kasab and arrest of some suspects show that there are links among the non-state actors in respect of the Mumbai carnage of November 26 and Kashmiri freedom fighters. These connections were verified on February 8, when Indian Gujrat CM Modi revealed that the Mumbai terror attacks could not have been carried out without internal help. Mumbai Police Chief Hassan Ghafoor also expressed similar thoughts. Their comments are in sharp contrast with the allegations of other Indian rulers who hold Pakistan solely responsible for the tragedy so as to neglect the Kashmir dispute as the breeding ground of regional terrorism. Europe of the 19th century gives ample evidence that non-state actors had connections with each other. Prince Metternich, the emperor of the Austria-Hungary, who concluded an alliance of the like-minded rulers, did all what he could to crush the European nationalist movements. A renowned historian, W Laquer remarks that terrorism at that time appeared as the activities of the secret societies, which grew up throughout Europe. Italians and Germans took up arms to free their lands from the occupying forces. Despite the brutal tactics of Metternich, his empire could not survive. Like Metternich, at present the US-led some western powers and India have been trying to curb the South Asian militancy through their futile efforts. Indian author, V D Mahajin writes that the ideas of the French Revolution of 1789 dominated the European politics throughout the 19th century. Similarly, a prolonged struggle of Kashmiris has given a great impetus to the subjugated people of Afghanistan where Taliban have been fighting against the colonial forces. Like the past Europe, there is close cooperation among the non-sovereign entities of Afghanistan, Kashmir and FATA. After fighting for more than seven years in Afghanistan, American and European taxpayers should understand that terrorism has emerged as global phenomena, having linkages with the unsettled issues of the concerned sovereign states. The non-state actors have been fighting against the Indian alien rule. Suppression of their right of liberation has radicalised the whole region. British Secretary of State Miliband has rightly assessed that peace and stability in South Asia are directly linked to the solution of Kashmir. While, India which wants to fight the Kashmir war in Afghanistan has tried to keep Pakistan silent on the issue to get a favourable bargaining leverage over Islamabad on all the related disputes. In this regard, Americans must keep the Indians out of Afghanistan and must also act upon the exit strategy for NATO forces who are facing tough challenges there. In this drastic scenario, any development plan will not succeed either in Afghanistan or even Pakistan's FATA where a similar pattern of insurgency keeps going on. Pragmatic approach demands that the Kashmir dispute must be included in the new strategy of Washington if it really desires to get rid of terrorism and needs stability in South Asia as well as the world. The writer is a foreign affairs analyst Email: sajjad_logic@yahoo.com