Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicAfghan peace deal

Topic: Afghan peace deal

India’s recognition of Taliban should just be tactical, not let it rule Afghanistan again

Pakistan’s change of posture when it comes to Afghanistan is encouraging, but both US and China need to make Islamabad keep its word.

Barely noticed story of why India shut key Jalalabad, Herat missions & why they may stay shut

India had temporarily shut down both the consulates in April last year, ostensibly due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Ghani ready to hold early presidential elections if Taliban agrees to ceasefire: Afghan FM

Afghan FM Mohammad Haneef Atmar, who is visiting India, meets Jaishankar and Doval to discuss the Taliban peace deal, says Kabul seeks a greater role for India in the process.

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?

Is ISI behind rising Afghan violence? Here’s why Doha talks are key

Pakistan hasn’t waited in the wings for 19 years to suddenly abandon its need to manage its northern neighbour and control the great game in Inner Asia.

China can choose stability over spies. Or get shamed and singed in Afghanistan

Various factors have dictated Chinese operations in Afghanistan over the years. But with India back in the Afghan game after decades, China would do well to take stock of the new threats.

Keep low profile on Afghanistan, as Pakistan holds key to war and peace — Abdullah to Modi

Pakistan is key to get the stalled Afghan-Taliban talks back on keel. PM Modi knows India must bide its time.

US’ Afghan peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to meet Jaishankar and Doval in Delhi today

Zalmay Khalilzad had last visited India in May to update New Delhi on Taliban peace talks. His Tuesday visit comes amid intra-Afghan talks going on in Doha.

How the world, especially India, should read JeM’s celebration of US-Taliban peace deal

An article in Jaish-e-Mohammed journal ‘Medina Medina’ gives a sense of how the organisation is trying to survive. But its two crucial takeaways are in Indian context.

US’ hurry to hand Afghanistan back to Taliban is a sign India must also push its PoK project

India must quickly put a strategy in place to initiate action at a suitable time to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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