Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicGulbuddin Hekmatyar

Topic: Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

‘Our advice to Taliban is avoid urban warfare’: Afghan ex-PM Hekmatyar blames Ghani for crisis

In exclusive interview to ThePrint in Kabul, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is part of a committee to oversee transition of power to Taliban, says elections are the way forward, calls US entry & exit in Afghanistan a blunder.

Who is warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and why was he present at Afghan peace talks in Moscow

In episode 707 of ‘Cut The Clutter’, Shekhar Gupta traces the 45-year-long and bloody journey of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s rise to prominence.

Afghanistan is India’s one reliable neighbour, but Hekmatyar’s surprise entry can change this

During a recent webinar on Kashmir, the former mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar warned that India should ‘learn a lesson from the Afghan jihad’.

‘Butcher of Kabul’ Gulbuddin Hekmatyar wants to be Afghan President

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who is trying to position his Hizb-e-Islami as a legitimate political party, says he is keen to arrive at a political settlement.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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