Needed, a more unified Asian voice for Afghanistan

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Central Asia’s role in dealing with the situation in Afghanistan and how India can play its part. Synopsis: In order to emerge as a key player in the post-US Afghanistan, India needs to collaborate actively with Central Asian republics. India has been left out Events of the past few years, and… Continue reading Needed, a more unified Asian voice for Afghanistan

Evaluating India’s options in Afghanistan

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Future course of action for India vis-a-vis situation in Afghanistan Synopsis: With the West done with Afghanistan, New Delhi needs to adopt a layered approach in finding a political solution. It has to work with Eurasian powers to protect its interests and stabilise Afghanistan. Background The U.S. is retreating from Afghanistan… Continue reading Evaluating India’s options in Afghanistan

Can SAARC fill the power vacuum left by US withdrawal from Afghanistan?

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understanding SAARC’s potential in bringing together leaders on one common platform. Synopsis: Revival of SAARC is necessary and it can also contribute positively to the current Afghan situation. Background South Asia is the world’s most complex and closely watched region. There are unsettled territorial disputes, and various trans-border criminal activities. It… Continue reading Can SAARC fill the power vacuum left by US withdrawal from Afghanistan?

Delhi and Tehran can work together on Afghanistan

Source: Indian Express Relevance: India and Iran can work together to restore order in Afghanistan Synopsis: Ensuring a legitimate and peaceful rearrangement in Afghanistan is of common interest to both India and Iran. Indo-Iran co-op on Afghanistan Delhi and Tehran are trying to find common ground amid the deepening crisis in Afghanistan. Following events indicate… Continue reading Delhi and Tehran can work together on Afghanistan

Afghanistan without Pak & Islam

Source: Business Standard Relevance: India’s future course of action in Afghanistan Synopsis: India’s future afghan policy should stop viewing the Taliban as a hostile force. It should give a serious thought on the fact that despite having a different ideology, it might not be the enemy. India’s future dynamics with Taliban Few things to consider:… Continue reading Afghanistan without Pak & Islam

How India can guard its interests should Kabul fall to the Taliban?

Source: Indian Express, The Hindu, Livemint Relevance: Understanding India’s future role and policy in Afghanistan, in light of American exit. Synopsis: Future course of action for India when it comes to recent events in Afghanistan. Background With US and NATO completing their pull-out from Bagram air base and other key locations, the Taliban are making… Continue reading How India can guard its interests should Kabul fall to the Taliban?

Loya Jirga: The Grand Assembly of Afghanistan

News: A Loya Jirga-grand assembly in Afghanistan has approved the release of 400 Taliban prisoners. Facts: Loya Jirga: It is a mass national gathering that brings together representatives from the various ethnic, religious and tribal communities in Afghanistan. Purpose: It is mainly organized for choosing a new head of state in case of sudden death,… Continue reading Loya Jirga: The Grand Assembly of Afghanistan

Taliban says latest talks end on U.S.’s Afghanistan withdrawal

The talks between the Taliban and the United States has ended without any peace deal for Afghanistan.Both sides have said that they would talk to their leaders about the next move. The two sides have been discussing an agreement under which US forces would withdraw from Afghanistan and the Taliban would guarantee that the country… Continue reading Taliban says latest talks end on U.S.’s Afghanistan withdrawal

Taliban says differences resolved on U.S. troop withdrawal

The U.S and Taliban officials has held productive negotiations in Doha,Qatar aimed at ending the war in Afghanistan. During talks,U.S and Taliban appear to be closing in on an agreement under which U.S. forces would withdraw in exchange for guarantees that Afghanistan would not become a haven for other terrorist groups. However,even if the US… Continue reading Taliban says differences resolved on U.S. troop withdrawal

U.S. working with Pak. to find way out of Afghan war: Trump

US President has said that the United States and Pakistan are jointly seeking a way to end the war in Afghanistan. The US President wants to withdraw U.S troops in Afghanistan and sees Pakistan’s cooperation as crucial to any deal to end the war. In 2018,US had slashed millions of dollars of security assistance to… Continue reading U.S. working with Pak. to find way out of Afghan war: Trump