Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicZalmay Khalilzad

Topic: Zalmay Khalilzad

Jaishankar speaks to US special envoy on Afghanistan, takes stock of Taliban peace talks

The Afghanistan issue is also expected to come up in the upcoming Quad summit and US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's visit to India later this month.

Afghanistan to resume peace talks with Taliban under shadow of targeted killings

Since the intra-Afghan talks began in September in Qatar's Doha, violence has increased in the country, including an attack on Kabul University which killed dozens of students.

Khalilzad talks ‘possible India-US cooperation’ over Afghan dialogue on 5th Delhi trip in 2 yrs

Khalilzad met External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, among others, as he arrived in New Delhi Tuesday. The visit comes days after Kabul kicked off peace talks with Taliban.

US’ Afghan peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad to meet Jaishankar and Doval in Delhi today

Zalmay Khalilzad had last visited India in May to update New Delhi on Taliban peace talks. His Tuesday visit comes amid intra-Afghan talks going on in Doha.

India unlikely to talk to Taliban directly despite US push to change stance

New Delhi has made it clear to US peace talks official Zalmay Khalilzad that India wants Taliban to first recognise the democratic Afghanistan government.

Taliban dropped India from its thank you list. Delhi should face new Afghanistan realities

Economic aid never fails to produce influence, and India should know that. Our aid must not only continue, but it should increase with firm commitments.

Afghanistan is not Vietnam. US should know that walking away won’t be that easy

In the Taliban’s mind, their Emirate still exists. That is why in their deal with the US, there are multiple references to the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan'.

US-Afghan peace deal relies on old flaws, dated assumptions. Taliban of 2020 has changed

Afghan deal menu was made by Pakistan, cooked by US, paid by Doha. Taliban gets the starter, Pakistan & Trump campaign gets main dish, Afghan govt, the dessert. 

3 reasons why Trump called off peace deal with Taliban that no one in US wanted to touch

While naysayers are quick to point to all the pitfalls that will follow an agreement with the Taliban, no one has alternatives to offer.

Trump has avoided a bad deal with Taliban that was unlikely to bring peace to Afghanistan

Instead of seeing Taliban for what they are, Khalilzad and his team approached them as ‘noble savages’ battling for their traditional religious values.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.