U.S, Taliban sign peace deal

News:The US and Taliban have signed a peace deal in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Facts: Key provisions of the deal: Withdrawal of the United States troops from Afghanistan. A commitment by the Taliban to end support for U.S.-deemed terrorist organizations. Maintaining a communications channel between US and Taliban to support implementation of the agreement.… Continue reading U.S, Taliban sign peace deal

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

India draws new ‘red lines’ for talks on Afghan peace process

India has shared a table with the Taliban for the first time in November, 2018.India has now spelt out its three new red lines on the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan. The first is that all initiatives and processes must include all sections of the Afghan society including the legitimately elected government.This is important… Continue reading India draws new ‘red lines’ for talks on Afghan peace process

Peace pact with Taliban is unlikely before September polls

Addressing a gathering at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), Chief Executive of the Afghan High Peace Council has said that Afghanistan would not compromise on fundamental issues with the Taliban. Further,he has also said that the US-Taliban talks has given the Taliban a higher political profile even though they are not the real… Continue reading Peace pact with Taliban is unlikely before September polls

Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

The Taliban has announced the opening of their annual spring offensive. They said that they would continue fighting as long as foreign forces remained in Afghanistan.The spring offensive has been named as ‘Operation Fath’. Operation Fath which means victory in Arabic will be conducted across Afghanistan.The aim of the operation is for (a)eradicating foreign occupation… Continue reading Taliban declare start of spring offensive amid talks with US

Pakistan acts to defuse tensions with Afghanistan

Pakistan’s foreign ministry has clarified that the remarks made by Pakistan PM had been taken out of context and misinterpreted.It said that Pakistan has no other interest in Afghanistan but to promote peace through an Afghan owned and Afghan led political process. Recently,Afghanistan had recalled its ambassador from Pakistan over statements made by Pakistan Prime… Continue reading Pakistan acts to defuse tensions with Afghanistan

Taliban to meet Afghan Opposition in Moscow

Taliban will hold a meeting with Afghan opposition leaders in Moscow, in a move likely to alienate the Afghan government, which is already excluded from talks between the militant group and the United States. Russia has been cultivating ties with the Taliban,the successors of Mujahideen militants who defeated the soviet troops in 1980’s. U.S. and… Continue reading Taliban to meet Afghan Opposition in Moscow

Not in direct talks with Taliban: MEA 

Not in direct talks with Taliban: MEA  News: Amid reports of a significant shift in stance with India attending talks with the Taliban at the second 12-nation ‘Moscow format meeting of consultations on Afghanistan’ in Moscow, the Ministry of External Affairs has clarified that no direct conversation between the two sides was part of the… Continue reading Not in direct talks with Taliban: MEA 

In a first, India to send two former diplomats to talks that include Taliban representatives

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