Monday, 3 October, 2022

Topic: India-Afghanistan

India committed towards making Afghanistan a peaceful constitutional democracy — Jaishankar

On his 3-day working visit to India, Afghan Foreign Minister Atmar & Jaishankar Monday held talks focusing on peace process and exchanged views on bilateral cooperation.

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?

India stands with ‘every Afghan brother & sister’, says PM Modi on violence in Afghanistan

PM Modi expressed concern over a surge in violence against citizens, journalists and activists in Afghanistan at a virtual meeting with President Ashraf Ghani.

India could boost military assistance to Afghanistan, as Taliban peace talks resume in Doha

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar speaks to Afghan counterpart M.H. Atmar, is believed to have assured more military help as US troops begin withdrawing.

Afghan leader who shot dead terrorists to save Indians now seeks Delhi help in peace talks

Ata Noor wants 'big and strong' India to play a more proactive role in the Kabul-Taliban peace talks. Failed talks, he fears, may take Afghanistan back to a dark time.

India has assured Kabul of ‘active involvement’ in Taliban peace talks, says Abdullah Abdullah

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint during his India visit this week, Afghan leader Abdullah Abdullah discusses Kabul’s talks with Taliban, and India’s role in process.

India asserts Afghanistan’s ‘national sovereignty’ as peace talks with Taliban start in Qatar

The long-awaited intra-Afghan dialogue between Kabul & Taliban is aimed at establishing a power-sharing deal that will help end decades of war in the country.

US says India-China border tensions a reminder of Beijing’s ‘disturbing behaviour’

Top US diplomat Alice Wells says India is a ‘critical, important’ player in US-Taliban peace talks, expresses concern that India is still a ‘protective market’.

On India-Afghanistan border, Amit Shah is right and opposition is not wrong

Home Minister Amit Shah says in Lok Sabha India shares 106-km border, abutting Wakhan Corridor in PoK, with Afghanistan. But his ministry’s official document doesn't mention this.

Taliban threats loom but Afghanistan to go ahead with election on 28 September

The present Ghani government is hopeful of securing a second term and will approach the Taliban for peace talks after the election process.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


LCH Prachand at Jodhpur Air Base | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh, ThePrint

IAF gets indigenous Light Combat Helicopter ‘Prachand’ after 23-yr journey that began after Kargil

Manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, it is the first attack helicopter that can operate in Siachen. Of the 15 sanctioned, 10 will go to Indian Air Force, 5 to Indian Army.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.