Tag: Afghanistan

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  • Boots off the ground

    Boots off the ground

    President Trump‘s decision to withdraw forces stationed in Afghanistan has evoked critical responses from many strategists and generals. A report authored by James Dobbins, former President George Bush‘s special envoy to Afghanistan, has clearly said that, in the event of a precipitous withdrawal, the government in Kabul will lose influence and legal legitimacy, and terror groups such as Al Qaida and ISIS would be encouraged to intensify their attacks on various US targets.

    February 14, 2019
  • Who will be responsible for Afghanistan mess?

    Who will be responsible for Afghanistan mess?

    The US lost face in Vietnam and it is a memory which continues to haunt them and so will Afghanistan in the years ahead.

    February 5, 2019
  • Rugged road to peace

    Rugged road to peace

    Though talks have been exploratory in nature, there may yet be hope of peace, considering that America has agreed to withdraw its troops from the direly fractured country within 18 months of a “full agreement”.

    February 4, 2019
  • Sushma Swaraj proposes air freight corridor between India and Central Asia

    Sushma Swaraj proposes air freight corridor between India and Central Asia

    Swaraj informed the gathering that Iran was holding the Chabahar Day International Conference on February 26 at the Chabahar port to introduce to the invited delegations the capacities of the port.

    January 13, 2019
  • Sushma Swaraj to attend 1st India-Central Asia dialogue in Uzbekistan

    Sushma Swaraj to attend 1st India-Central Asia dialogue in Uzbekistan

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will co-chair the dialogue along with Abdulaziz Kamilov, the host and the Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan.

    January 10, 2019
  • Sushma Swaraj to attend 1st India-Central Asia dialogue in Uzbekistan

    Sushma Swaraj to attend 1st India-Central Asia dialogue in Uzbekistan

    The foreign minister of Afghanistan will participate in the dialogue as a special invitee for the session dedicated to connectivity issues in the region.

    January 9, 2019
  • Why different standards in Kashmir? Omar, Mehbooba question Army chief’s statement on Taliban

    Why different standards in Kashmir? Omar, Mehbooba question Army chief’s statement on Taliban

    Reacting to the Army chief’s statement, Omar Abdullah, vice-president of National Conference, said that the Government of India bats for talks with others around the world, however, is unwilling to look at engagement or political initiatives in Kashmir.

    January 9, 2019
  • Iran open to Indian investments in Chabahar

    Iran open to Indian investments in Chabahar

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari reviewed the progress in implementing the Chabahar Port project, which provides India a critical link to land-locked Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan

    January 8, 2019
  • Pakistan, UAE agree to work on peace, stability in Afghanistan

    Pakistan, UAE agree to work on peace, stability in Afghanistan

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates' Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan have agreed to work jointly for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

    January 7, 2019
  • Delhi, Kabul hold talks on security situation in Afghanistan

    Delhi, Kabul hold talks on security situation in Afghanistan

    Visiting Afghanistan National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib held wide-ranging talks with India’s NSA Ajit Doval during which they exchanged views on the developments in Afghanistan.

    January 4, 2019
  • Iranian Foreign Minister to visit India next week to discuss Chabahar, Afghanistan

    Iranian Foreign Minister to visit India next week to discuss Chabahar, Afghanistan

    Zarif’s visit is taking place close on the heels of India taking over operations at the Chabahar port that provides New Delhi a critical link to Afghanistan and Central Asia, bypassing Pakistan.

    January 3, 2019
  • Debunk and Demit

    Debunk and Demit

    As 2018 draws to a close and on the eve of the second anniversary of Donald Trump’s inaugural, the two developments in quick succession are a reflection on the ability of the 46th President.

    December 28, 2018
  • India not enthused by US move to reduce troops in Afghanistan

    India not enthused by US move to reduce troops in Afghanistan

    India’s massive humanitarian assistance programme in Afghanistan was based on the assumption that American and NATO troops would stay put in the embattled nation till the security situation improves. These troops also provide security cover to various ongoing Indian developmental projects in Afghanistan.

    December 27, 2018
  • Nearly 30 killed in attack on Afghan government building in Kabul

    Nearly 30 killed in attack on Afghan government building in Kabul

    The eight-hour-long siege, which also left more than 20 people wounded, ended when the three gunmen were killed

    December 25, 2018
  • India takes over operations of Shaheed Beheshti Port at Chabahar

    India takes over operations of Shaheed Beheshti Port at Chabahar

    The India Ports Global Limited (IPGL) company opened its office and took over operations at the key port.

    December 24, 2018
  • ISIS Trumped?

    ISIS Trumped?

    In the week of jollity around the world, Wednesday’s announcement by the US President signifies an abrupt change in policy that was unveiled six months ago, notably with three objectives ~ to retain US forces in Syria, to endure the “enduring defeat of ISIS”, and act as a bulwark against Iranian influence.

    December 22, 2018
  • Imran’s fate hinges on economic showing

    Imran’s fate hinges on economic showing

    Pakistan has requested for a $12 billion help because its economy is in a shambles. The foreign exchange reserve is at $7.3 billion whereas a dollar itself buys 140 Pakistani Rupees. The monthly trade deficit is at $1.7 billion.

    December 21, 2018