Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicAfghan peace deal

Topic: Afghan peace deal

‘They failed to deliver’ — Afghan embassies call for Taliban travel ban year after Kabul takeover

In a statement, nearly all Afghan diplomatic missions across the world said Taliban not only 'failed' in their commitments but also brought back ‘draconian policies and directives’.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, was signed earlier this month, say sources. Supplies would be fast tracked as per Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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