India Afghanistan policy
December 10, 2022
World Continues to Fail Afghanistan as Another Freezing Winter Sets in
By Rajeev Agarwal
Despite repeated multilateral and bilateral discussions, little progress has been made on Afghan issues since the Taliban takeover.
November 12, 2021
What Did the Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan Accomplish?
By Sreeram Chaulia
The India-hosted meeting revealed the geopolitical fault lines that have prevented a unified pan-regional response to Afghanistan’s multiple cascading crises.
November 11, 2021
China Snubs India, Backs Pakistan in Dueling Afghanistan Meetings
By Shannon Tiezzi
China bowed out of security talks on Afghan in New Delhi, but will join a similar meeting in Pakistan held the next day.
September 09, 2021
A Shadow War on the Taliban?
By Amalendu Misra
India’s discussions with Russia, the U.K., and the U.S. could form the core of international opposition to Taliban rule.
August 12, 2021
India Steps Up Evacuation of Its Nationals From Afghanistan
By Sudha Ramachandran
India's likely "benign support" to the Afghan government will neither turn the war in Kabul's favor nor appease the Taliban.
July 07, 2021
Decoding India’s Taliban Outreach
By Aishwaria Sonavane
Reports that India is engaged in talks with the Taliban indicate New Delhi's growing security concerns about Afghanistan.
February 12, 2021
Dam Agreement Highlights India’s Soft Power Gambit in Afghanistan
By Priyanjali Simon
Compared to Islamabad, New Delhi has preferred a softer approach towards protecting its interests in Afghanistan.
September 14, 2020
No Exit From India’s Afghanistan Dilemma?
By Abhijnan Rej
As intra-Afghan talks start in Doha, India is left without a good hand to play vis-à-vis the Taliban.
September 07, 2020
Indian Defense Minister Visits Tehran Amid Predictable Complications in Ties
By Abhijnan Rej
Having lost significant leverage over Iran, India must now contend with the warming ties between Beijing and Tehran.
May 14, 2019
India in Afghanistan After the Soviet Withdrawal
By Avinandan Choudhury
India’s tough experience in post-1989 Afghanistan could hold lessons for weathering a U.S. troop withdrawal.
December 19, 2018
Talking With the Enemy: Why India Needs to Engage the Taliban
By Pratyush Dubey
The Taliban will be a legitimate party in any eventual peace deal. Time for India to accept reality and start talking.
April 11, 2018
The Regional Fallout From Trump's Afghanistan Approach
By Sudha Ratan
President Trump’s unpredictable foreign policy means tough times for Afghanistan.
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