A Taliban-led Afghanistan and the Chinese conundrum

Synopsis: This article explains the impact of US exit from Afghanistan on Pakistan and China. Introduction After postponing the announcement twice, Taliban spokesmen have said that they expect to have a new government in Afghanistan this week. The Taliban announced this after they captured the Afghan capital Kabul more than three weeks ago. The real… Continue reading A Taliban-led Afghanistan and the Chinese conundrum

Noble intentions: About the UNSC resolution on Taliban

Synopsis The UN must ensure that the Taliban uphold human rights and give up terror tactics. Introduction Recently, the UN Security Council, under India’s Presidency, adopted Resolution 2593. The resolution was sponsored by France, UK and USA. Along with 13 other members, India voted in favour of the resolution and amongst permanent ‘members’ Russia and… Continue reading Noble intentions: About the UNSC resolution on Taliban

A Power Cut For India

Source: This post is based on the article “A Power Cut For India” published in The Times of India on 31st August 2021. Relevance: This article explains the link between India’s economic performance and geopolitical developments. Synopsis: The setback in Afghanistan highlights a recent decline in the country’s geopolitical & economic weight. Context India’s external… Continue reading A Power Cut For India

Fourth evacuation from Kabul since 1992 & The legal challenges in recognising the Taliban

Source: The Hindu(Article 1, Article2, Article 3, Article 4, and Article 5) and The Indian Express Relevance: This article explains the recent developments in Afghanistan. Synopsis: After the rise of the Taliban, Countries around the globe are in dilemma over recognizing the Taliban. Introduction Recognition of governments under international law is vital for several reasons.… Continue reading Fourth evacuation from Kabul since 1992 & The legal challenges in recognising the Taliban

Union Minister launches Arogya Dhara 2.0 to increase reach of Ayushman Bharat

Source: Business Standard What is the News? The Union Health Minister has launched Arogya Dhara 2.0 to celebrate the 2 Crore hospital admissions under Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB PM-JAY). Read more: Ayushman Bharat-Jan Arogya Yojana (JAY) About Arogya Dhara 2.0: The key objective of the event is to spread the achievement… Continue reading Union Minister launches Arogya Dhara 2.0 to increase reach of Ayushman Bharat

History over geography

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express and Business Standard  Relevance: This article explains the recent developments in Afghanistan. Synopsis: The geopolitics that happened in Afghanistan provided a new strategic boost. This is the best chance for India to focus on maritime power and opportunity rather than overland threats Background Please read the following two articles for a better understanding.… Continue reading History over geography

New Delhi’s Af-Pak: Old friends versus old foes: Should India accept Taliban, betray Afghans or support resistance movements like Saleh’s?

Source: Times of India (Article 1, Article 2) Syllabus: GS – 2:  India and its neighbourhood- relations. Relevance: This article explains the recent developments in Afghanistan. Synopsis: About the development of the Taliban 1.0 and Taliban 2.0 Introduction: Please read the following two articles for a better understanding. The script of the new endgame in Afghanistan… Continue reading New Delhi’s Af-Pak: Old friends versus old foes: Should India accept Taliban, betray Afghans or support resistance movements like Saleh’s?

The script of the new endgame in Afghanistan

Source: The Hindu, Indian Express, Times of India, Livemint and The Economic Times Relevance: This article explains the recent developments in Afghanistan. Synopsis: Taliban will have to show moderation if they wish to be accepted as a member of the global community. Introduction The U.S. forces vacated the Bagram airbase (near Kabul) on July 2.… Continue reading The script of the new endgame in Afghanistan

Return of Taliban has implications for India

Source: Indian Express (Article 1), Article 2) and Times of India Relevance: This article explains the recent developments in Afghanistan. Synopsis: Delhi must maintain vigil against a resurgence of cross-border terrorism that could quickly destabilize Kashmir and escalate the conflict between India and Pakistan. Introduction The rapid collapse of the Afghan government and the triumphant return of… Continue reading Return of Taliban has implications for India

As Taliban makes a rapid military advance through Afghanistan, India too must brace itself for the consequences

Source: Indian Express (Article 1), Article 2) and Times of India Relevance: This article explains the recent development in Afghanistan Synopsis: The Taliban have seized Kabul. Now, India should be a first responder in the current crisis for humanitarian and longer-term political reasons. Introduction: The Taliban first stormed to power in 1996, with an open demonstration… Continue reading As Taliban makes a rapid military advance through Afghanistan, India too must brace itself for the consequences