Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: Afghanistan

US making progress in negotiating peace with Taliban: Trump during State of Union address

Justifying US pullout from the Iran nuclear deal, Trump says it’s a radical regime that is the world’s leading state sponsor of terror.

Trump’s ‘surrender’ to Taliban compromises India’s national security

India has to shield its vital interests in Afghanistan, or else developments there would adversely impinge on Indian security, including in the Kashmir Valley.

As US-Taliban talks progress, India reaches out to China to discuss Afghanistan’s future

India is concerned that the US might delay July’s Afghan elections and bring in a caretaker govt, in a bid to rush its withdrawal from the war-torn country.

Trump’s bid for hasty Taliban deal risks repeating history in Afghanistan

Officials in Kabul are worried as it's still not clear what a power sharing agreement with the Taliban will look like.

If India wants to be a key player in Afghanistan, it has to engage with the Taliban

India has reacted to the proposed Taliban peace deal with diplomatic scepticism, but it must stop dithering now.

US is exhausted & envoy Zalmay Khalilzad may just pull off the impossible in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president Ashraf Ghani has little choice because the Americans desperately want to leave.

US, Taliban close to finalising peace deal to end 18-year-long Afghan war

The talks discussed key issues including a pledge from the Taliban to prevent Afghanistan from being used by terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.

Why Afghan-American diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad is Donald Trump’s ace in peace talks

US President Donald Trump had appointed Zalmay Khalilzad as the country’s envoy for peace and reconciliation talks in Afghanistan last year.

Indian among four killed in Afghan bomb attack, says external affairs ministry

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul that killed at least four people and left 100 injured.

NATO does not want India at Afghanistan peace talks table

India has prominent place, but there are hundreds who have stake there, says NATO.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.