Saturday, 28 May, 2022

Topic: India-Afghanistan

Visa trouble, baby on the way: Indian-Afghan couple fights to flee Taliban, build life in India

A missed evacuation, followed by visa troubles, have left a pregnant Indian woman and her Afghan husband in a predicament. She can return to India alone, but won't ‘abandon’ him.

Taliban Govt invokes Ahmed Shah Abdali, names new military unit ‘Panipat’

Kabul's Aamaj News reported Friday that Taliban govt had named the unit in Nangarhar province after Third Battle of Panipat, which Afghan rule Ahmad Shah Abdali won against Marathas.

Turkmenistan, Afghanistan push TAPI gas pipeline again but this is why India is being cautious

New Delhi continues to remain a participant in the mega gas pipeline project conceived in the 1990s. But concerns over safety and security around the project have grown manifold.

India to start shipping aid of 50,000 tonnes of wheat to Kabul next week, says Afghan envoy

India had sent a proposal to Pakistan on 7 October seeking transit facility to send foodgrains aid to Afghanistan via Pakistani soil & received a positive response from Islamabad on 24 November.

India in touch with Pakistan to send wheat, medical supplies to Afghanistan, MEA says

MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said India is committed to sending 50,000 metric tons of wheat and other medical supplies to Afghanistan via land route.

India sends medicine to Afghanistan, Taliban says ‘thank you’, relations ‘very vital’

For the first time since the Taliban takeover, the Indian government has sent humanitarian aid for the Afghan people, consisting of two tons of medicines.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.