India and Pakistan have shared interest in a stable Afghanistan and improved ties between the two nations are crucial to prevent a failure of the Afghan peace efforts, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said. Advocating moves to improve Indo-Pak ties, Rasmussen said the South Asia on stands to lose if stability eluded Afghanistan. Speaking to NDTV on Tuesday, he suggested an intensified dialogue between India and NATO to ensure a positive development in the region. In order to pursue a peaceful process in Afghanistan, I mean Pakistan as well as India have shared interest in stability in Afghanistan because, the whole region will be affected negatively if we see a failure in Afghanistan. And, therefore, it is crucial to improve the relations between Pakistan and India. and this is also the reason why I have suggested an intensified dialogue between India and NATO. But I think dialogue will serve the purpose of ensuring a positive development in the region, he said.