Friday, 19 August, 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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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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