Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicIndia Afghanistan relations

Topic: India Afghanistan relations

Pakistan to allow Afghan trucks to carry wheat, medicines from India through its borders

Pakistan had earlier said it will allow humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through their country, but will not allow Indian trucks to move inside their territory.

Aid to Afghanistan, movement of people discussed as US Special Envoy Thomas West visits India

US Special Envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West met NSA Ajit Doval & Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, having earlier attended Troika Plus dialogue in Pakistan.

How Afghanistan’s neighbours plan to deal with it — India to figure out at Moscow talks today

Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran and 5 Central Asian countries will also attend meeting. This will be the second time Indian representatives will be interacting with Taliban since Kabul fell on 15 August.

India can have positive impact in Afghanistan’s future as regional ally, says US official

US State Department spokesperson Zed Tarar reiterated President Biden's message that the war in Afghanistan had achieved its central mission to eliminate the al Qaeda terror network.

SubscriberWrites: Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has put India in its most vulnerable position yet

India’s neighbours Pakistan and China have a strong influence on world affairs today. Then there is the radicalisation element, writes Col KL Viswanathan.

Kabul attacks reinforce need to stand unitedly against terrorism, says India

The MEA said India strongly condemned the Kabul bomb blasts and underlined the need to stand against those who provide sanctuaries to terrorists.

Experts say ‘redeployment’ of Pakistan terror groups in Afghanistan serious threat to India

As the Taliban tightens its grip over Afghanistan, the redeployment would undermine the aspirations of the Kashmiri population for peace, said regional expert Olivier Guillard.

Jaishankar pitches for connectivity with Afghanistan via Chabahar, takes jibe at China, Pakistan

Addressing a conference in Tashkent on regional connectivity of Central & South Asia, also attended by China & Pakistan, Jaishankar said connectivity efforts must conform to international laws.

Jaishankar meets Afghan counterpart in Dushanbe amid India’s security concerns in Afghanistan

This is the first meeting between the two ministers since India’s decision to evacuate its diplomatic staff from Kandahar, owing to the Taliban’s advancement there.

Many Taliban leaders ready to reconcile, India should engage with them: Afghan envoy Mamundzay

In exclusive interview to ThePrint, Afghan Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay also said Taliban will have no justification for ‘jihad’ after the exit of US, NATO troops. 

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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