Tag: Afghanistan

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  • Symptom of a canker

    Symptom of a canker

    While the Prime Minister has ordered an enquiry, it devolves on the Balochistan government and the federal administration to contain the periodic violence in Quetta and the rest of Balochistan, where the chronic tension and disaffection have scarcely been addressed since 1947.

    April 15, 2019
  • Osama bin Laden, Portishead and a Jalalabad ‘encounter’ | Viral

    Osama bin Laden, Portishead and a Jalalabad ‘encounter’ | Viral

    Osama bin Laden was killed by US Navy SEALs on 2 May 2011 in Abottabad, Pakistan. He was hiding in the country without the Pakistani establishment having a clue about his presence there.

    April 10, 2019
  • As the Afghan pot boils…

    As the Afghan pot boils…

    Earlier this month, in an extremely unusual event diplomatic history of sorts was created when the visiting Afghan National Security Adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, while on American soil criticised the US administration to the extent of almost accusing them.

    March 21, 2019
  • Options post-Pulwama~II

    Options post-Pulwama~II

    A response is definitely called for, but the Prime Minister has been wise enough to leave it to the Army which knows best how, when and in what manner to retaliate. As in the surgical strike case, we should depend on the army, while knowing fully well that such responses, howsoever tough and devastating, will have little bearing on the behaviour of terrorists, their handlers or the ‘Deep State’ of the Pakistani Army and ISI, especially when after the withdrawal of US forces from  Afghanistan, the terrorists engaged in that frontier would be deflected towards Kashmir with the support of the Deep State.

    February 25, 2019
  • Afghanistan begins exports to India through Chabahar

    Afghanistan begins exports to India through Chabahar

    Chabahar Port is being developed by India as it provides New Delhi a critical transport link to Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan.

    February 24, 2019
  • 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