Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicAfghan peace talks

Topic: Afghan peace talks

India shouldn’t wait and watch, must play more assertive role in Afghanistan, say experts

After Antony Blinken’s India visit, Shaharzad Akbar of Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and Lisa Curtis of CNAS Indo-Pacific Security Program say Delhi must push for Afghan conflict being resolved through talks.

India right to wait till Taliban comes in full view. No need to rush into an ‘Afghan strategy’

A pro-Pakistan government in Afghanistan will be a disaster for India. Because China too will be controlling Kabul through Islamabad. But Delhi right to 'wait and watch'.

US military mission in Afghanistan to end 31 Aug, Joe Biden says

Biden said US will continue to provide civilian and humanitarian aid, but won't send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan.

New Delhi’s role in Afghanistan after US exit — what India, Afghan NSAs plan to discuss

NSA Ajit Doval is likely to meet his Afghan counterpart Hamdullah Mohib on the sidelines of the two-day SCO NSAs meeting that began Wednesday in Tajikistan.

China slams ‘hasty’ withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, urges UN to play ‘due role’

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan has severely impacted the Afghan peace process & negatively affected regional stability.

On Afghanistan, India’s worry shouldn’t just be Pakistan. There’s a rogue player waiting

General Bipin Rawat recently said Iran and Pakistan could exploit the situation in Afghanistan after the US pullout. But he made it clear they weren't the only ones.

India shouldn’t hope for too much from upcoming Turkey meet on Afghanistan

Thanks to US’ intervention, India will have a seat at the 10-day Istanbul conference beginning 24 April.

Jaishankar shares India’s perspective on peace process in Afghanistan with President Ghani

Last week, the Minister of External Affairs said India would like to see a sovereign democratic and inclusive Afghanistan that takes into account the interests of its minorities.

There are dreadful and deceitful scenarios staring at Afghanistan. India will have to step up

In today's India-friendly Afghanistan, the Taliban are a reality. Any meaningful peace process will need the direct participation of New Delhi.

India committed towards making Afghanistan a peaceful constitutional democracy — Jaishankar

On his 3-day working visit to India, Afghan Foreign Minister Atmar & Jaishankar Monday held talks focusing on peace process and exchanged views on bilateral cooperation.

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