Synopsis: India and regional powers should ensure that the Afghan rulers respect their people’s rights. Introduction Recently India participated in a meeting with Afghanistan along with 10 other nations in Moscow. The signing of a joint statement indicates a new shift in India’s policy towards Islamist groups. Why engagement with the Taliban is vital for India?… Continue reading Engaging 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?
Pakistan has for the first time joined the US, Russia and China’s trilateral consultations on the Afghanistan peace process. The four countries have jointly urged the Taliban to immediately agree to a ceasefire and begin direct negotiations with the Afghanistan government to end the 18-year violence in the war-torn country. However,India has neither been included… Continue reading India elbowed out of Afghanistan peace talks
India has handed over a pair of Mi-24 helicopters to Afghanistan with the aim of strengthening the Afghan air force. The Mi-24 is a large helicopter gunship.It can be used for assault and transport missions given that it can ferry up to eight people. The handover comes at a particularly crucial time for Afghanistan which… Continue reading India gives 2 attack helicopters to Afghanistan
In a first, India to send two former diplomats to talks that include Taliban representatives News: Russia has invited a group of senior Afghan politicians to talks with the Taliban in Moscow, in which India would be participating at a “non-official” level. Important Facts: Russia in August proposed holding multilateral peace talks in Moscow and… Continue reading In a first, India to send two former diplomats to talks that include Taliban representatives