Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicUS Taliban peace deal

Topic: US Taliban peace deal

At UNSC, India exempted Taliban leaders from travel ban to stay relevant in Afghan crisis

Indian officials say they are keenly aware of situation in Afghanistan, especially amid US exit and Russia’s determination to mend fences with Pakistan, and thereby Taliban.

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.

Decoding the three-way Afghan peace talks as terrorists now hit Kabul University

In episode 609 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the complexities of the peace talks between US, Afghanistan and the Taliban.

Why problems with US-Taliban peace deal have eclipsed the coronavirus pandemic in Afghanistan

The Afghan govt planned a ‘measured lockdown’ in the wake of Covid-19, but problems concerning the peace deal between the US and Taliban seemed to have dwarfed the pandemic.

In Afghanistan, a new ‘great game’ with ISIS, ISK and Pakistan is on with a vengeance

To understand Pakistan’s undoubtedly brilliant strategy in Afghanistan, the West only needs to study Kashmir without the usual self-limiting blinkers.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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