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File photos of Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Moeed Yusuf and India's Ajit Doval. | Twitter/PTI

India says Pakistan not attending NSA talks on Afghanistan ‘unfortunate but not surprising’

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.
Representational image of Taliban members | Bloomberg

Pakistan & China among invitees as India looks to host NSA meet on Afghanistan next month

Meeting was supposed to take place in April amid concerns about Afghanistan ahead of NATO pullout. But worsening security situation in Afghanistan foiled it.
File photo of members of Afghanistan's Taliban delegation in Doha, Qatar | ANI

Afghanistan’s new Taliban govt has a clear Pakistan stamp and that’s bad news for India

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.
An Afghan flag flying on a hilltop in Kabul | File photo: Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg

India unlikely to reopen Kabul embassy in near future, only people-to-people links to continue

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.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with NSA Ajit Doval | Twitter | @defencealerts

India backed the wrong horse in Afghanistan, and has gone into a strategic sulk now

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.
Amit Shah during a roadshow at Thyagaraya Nagar, in Chennai on 3 April | PTI Photo

India’s domestic politics makes China-Pakistan nexus more potent in Taliban era

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.
File photo of former IAF chief Arup Raha | indianairforce.nic

India shouldn’t get militarily involved in Afghanistan, says ex-IAF chief Arup Raha

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.
File photo of Taliban fighters | Representational image | ANI photo

No one knows what the new Taliban is. But the ‘good Taliban’ house of cards is down

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.
A collage of Taliban members at the presidential palace and at children's playgrounds in Afghnaistan after the takeover | ThePrint | Twitter

Taliban ‘conducting raids, door-to-door searches’ at vacant Indian Embassy, consulates

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.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid (middle) during a press conference in Afghanistan, on 17 August 2021 | Twitter/@paykhar

India trained Afghan forces who joined Taliban govt. They can now be our ambassadors

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.