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The talks on 10 November, on the security situation in Afghanistan, will be hosted by NSA Ajit Doval. Russia, Iran and 5 Central Asian countries have confirmed their participation.
Meeting was supposed to take place in April amid concerns about Afghanistan ahead of NATO pullout. But worsening security situation in Afghanistan foiled it.
With the Haqqani Network assuming a prominent role, it could be a challenge for India to even maintain people-to-people linkages or complete the pending evacuation exercise.
After invalidating all visas in August after Taliban takeover of Kabul, India could start distributing e-visas as soon as international flight operations resume in Afghanistan.
India’s actions in Afghanistan stem more out of pique for the triumph of radical Taliban and its mentor Pakistan, and less due to the lack of strategic options.
A China-Pakistan nexus may conclude now that India's domestic political churn presents opportunities to deal 'calculated blows' that provide greater potential to confine India.
The former IAF air chief marshal said that the Taliban policy of China and Pakistan will backfire as a result of their 'dishonest purposes' for getting involved in Afghanistan.
As the global community directed its anger at Taliban and US President Joe Biden, India’s foreign minister S. Jaishankar told UNSC it can't be complacent about terror groups.
India’s Afghan missions were evacuated in light of perceived threat from terrorist organisations that are believed to have reared their heads again with the resurgence of Taliban.
India should not be timid to depend only on backchannel communications with a 'government' that may soon secure recognition from a sizeable number of countries.