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Who is being backed by Pakistan in Afghanistan in these days of chaos?

May 23, 2020 9:25 am

What is happening in Afghanistan is going to affect Pakistan and since Pakistan is no longer clear whom it can support, the coming post-US withdrawal days will mean trouble for it.

Taliban meet with US general amid tensions over peace deal

April 11, 2020 5:46 pm

The Taliban had called for a halt on attacks against civilians, which the US military denied and said that it does not target non-combatants.

US-Taliban deal puts the onus of ending the Afghanistan war on Asian forces

March 13, 2020 11:01 am

In the long run, if the Taliban are back in Kabul, India’s infrastructure investments in Afghanistan will be at the risk of being seized. Besides, New Delhi will lose a friendly government in Kabul. Worse, Islamabad’s close partners may be in office once again.

Key elements of US Afghan strategy are unchanged. Pakistan is again at high table

March 03, 2020 12:05 pm

In an election year, the US needs to show that it is not fighting someone else’s battles and is making “sincere efforts” at peace-making.

Explained: Reading US-Taliban pact

March 03, 2020 8:38 am

India attending, US and Taliban have signed a peace deal. What are the takeaways for the Afghan government and for India, given its bitter equations with Taliban and closeness to Ghani regime?

Explained: Details of deal signed between the US and Taliban

March 03, 2020 8:51 am

The prospect of a peace arrangement with the Taliban has been raised by Afghan and US leaders for more than a decade. Momentum towards the latest deal came after Trump appointed Khalilzad as his special envoy to Afghanistan.

US, Taliban sign deal, NATO to exit Afghanistan in 14 months

March 01, 2020 4:41 am

Mullah Baradar thanks Pakistan and China, does not mention India

Scarred and weary, an Afghan force wonders: What is peace?

February 29, 2020 8:13 pm

Lt. Col. Musa-Kalim Rodwal, the unit’s commander, draws on at least 15 years of perspective, loss and hurt as he ponders. The life they have lived — of assaults and roadside bombs when on duty, and targets on their backs when not — is like being chained by fear, he said.

Shift in geopolitics, so India to attend signing of Taliban peace pact with US

February 28, 2020 7:09 am

Apart from the US, India has been in regular talks with other active players like all political forces in Afghanistan, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and China on the issue.

Taliban assault on Afghan police base kills 11

January 28, 2020 1:16 pm

Insider attacks have been steady throughout Afghanistan's 18-year conflict, with U.S. and NATO troops most often targeted. But when Afghan security forces are targeted, the casualty rate is often much higher.


Schools in Peshawar reopen after the Taliban attack

January 12, 2015 7:13 pm

Security was tight, part of a country-wide move to boost security at schools in the wake of the attack.


India to move UN for Azhar Masood ban: MEA

February 25, 2016 4:07 pm

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.