ISLAMABAD Three weeks had barely passed before the controversial agenda devised in fizzled London moot had begun to backfire. Peace is not likely to prevail unless NATO gives a reversal to its dual strategy of keeping up with India and Taliban simultaneously. The developments that have surfaced lately have taken international observers and UNAMA by astonishing surprise. Some UNAMA officials, who are directly involved with peace building measures and reconciliation with Taliban, are shell shocked and irked over certain steps taken by US military command in Afghanistan to create blind space for India. The policy has already backfired counterproductively for Afghan forces that have been targeted on seven different occasions, not by Taliban but civilian groups during the last few days due to general resentment among different ethnic groups against a possible Indo-Afghan and Indo-US military alliance. UNAMA sees the absence of any vivid strategy for the return of NATO troops from Afghanistan in the next couple of years and training programmes for Afghan National Army and Police that are deliberately held in abeyance as some measures taken in haste to up build reliance on India as US proxy in Afghanistan. In the wake of intensified deliberations between NATO and Indian leadership to assign major role to Indian forces in training programmes for Afghanistans local army, the talks of arrival of trainers from US and Western Europe sound evasive. Earlier this month, NATO had 'pressed European countries to 'find police trainers for Afghanistan. These talks held in Istanbul between NATO defence ministers plainly exposed the flaws, unwillingness, and apathetic indifference of US and its Western allies towards the matter. Defence Secretary Robert Gates had said then, As more Afghans join their nations security forces, we have to train them to get them into the fight. Although, Gates did mention that trainers for Afghanistan army were also needed, he primarily focussed on the need to Induct more and more trainers for Afghan National Police. On the same occasion, the representatives of Western European countries kept 'pressing each other for finding trainers and the talks ended without reaching any fruitful conclusion. Surprisingly, Gates emphasis remained on police training whereas in the given security scenario, Army plays vital role in Afghanistan. ISAF looks forwards to enhancing Afghan Armys strength up to over 130,000 by the end of this year, while around 2,000 instructors need to be hired for the purpose. What surprises UNAMA the most is that no clear roadmap for sending trainers has been forged as yet and the emphasis is on creating media hype rather than implementing any practicalities. We havent heard from them (NATO); how many guys are stepping in to train local forces here, therere no discussions, no roadmaps and no documentation for that matter whatsoever, this journalist heard from credible insiders in Afghanistan. Therere always extensive deliberations, prerequisites and preconditions before such large-scale trainings take place, but we really wonder if theres been any activity to look into it, this scribe was further apprised. Indians like Rajiv Shah, USAID administrator, who monitors aid programmes for South Asian region in US, grab powerful slots in international aid agencies that not only monitor aid programmes but also have a strong influence in Afghanistans geo-political structure.