India says, almost!
In its June 28-29 issue, the International Herald Tribune carried a New York Times report that India was “split” on the issue of sending troops to Iraq. “Indian officials say their soldiers will not serve under direct U.S. military command and have asked for the creation of a joint command structure. Citing concerns that Iraqis will view them as occupiers, officials have also asked for a specific time-table for forming an independent government.
“U.S. officials have declined to give specific dates. Previously, they said it could take as long as two years,” the report said.