Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: India-Afghanistan

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.

Attack on Afghan V-P candidate & India friend Saleh, as US-Pak agree to withdraw troops

Afghan vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh has been vocal in criticism of nexus between Pakistan’s establishment and terrorism in Afghanistan.

India should lobby for Afghan govt on Taliban peace talks, says envoy

Tahir Qadiry, Chargé d’Affaires, Embassy of Afghanistan, says Kabul wants more from New Delhi as it’s an emerging power & could use its potential to lobby for Afghanistan.

Should the Afghan peace process really matter to India?

Given India’s heavy diplomatic investment in the country, New Delhi insists on Afghanistan government-led negotiations.

His Af, our Pak

While we build infrastructure in Afghanistan, we must also change our approach to Pakistan, come out of the post-26/11 sulk, and engage with its imperfect democratic establishment.

On Camera


Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.