Topic: Extended Troika
Addressing the opening session of the meet attended by China, Russia & US, Qureshi urged the global community to immediately help Afghanistan to avoid a looming human catastrophe.
In several recent summits, international actors have been jostling for space and status in Afghanistan. India can’t be conspicuous by absence.
If a 137-year-old party is still discussing its foundational ideas and core ideology, and can’t have everyone on board, the road ahead seems rocky.
Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.
Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.