How far should India go with Afghanistan?

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To invest militarily would be foolish. Development is the key for which India must participate in the building up of state institutions in Afghanistan through training, bilateral dialogue and sharing of intelligence. Continue reading

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Afghanistan a 1000 year war or can it be shortened?

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William Dalrymple’s view on the Afghan issue being a manifest of India-Pakistan conflicts seems to be a statement that will not go down well. It seems to reflect his lack of understanding of the region despite his excellent research reflected in his writings. The future of Afghanistan is on a slender thread. Elections are not far and will they bring Karzai back. Continue reading

Prospects of peace in Afghanistan: a Freeperception view

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Peace in the Hindukush has hit a rock. The removal of troops always lead to uncertainty of the host’s future. Do we not know this? Yet there is little regard to the security of those who collaborate with external forces. We hope there is no massacre of innocent lives with the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan. It is a troubling thought and there needs to be a amicable solution. Will the US agree to neutral parties negotiating for the,? Continue reading

Afghanistan: Moving Forward to 2014

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Indeed it is a historic time for the Hindukush region. The Afghan Army takes control of the security within Afghanistan relieving the international forces to a supporting role. Thinking about this; is Karzai left with fighting with some real shadows? … Continue reading

Hope for Pakistan?

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With elections in Pakistan over, Nawaz sharif a third time PM will come to power. Will it change anything? The world is actually watching this state they hold somewhat responsible for terrorism around the world. The lot is with the fate of the Pakistani people. Will Sharif forge anything new? Continue reading

Afghanistan: Struggle from the past … a brief history

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I have made this a three-part write up on Afghanistan. This is a brief history of the region. Afghanistan seems to have historical events repeating very quickly and that needs to be highlighted. I hope its future is not going … Continue reading

Afghanistan

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My interest in regional security led me to read more about Afghanistan.  A country that has seen misery, and which is in an unfortunate position to offer geo strategic value to the super powers and comparatively little natural resources. If … Continue reading

9/11 and India …

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The recent bomb blasts in New Delhi, the high alert in New York and a sense déjà vu has made the world stand on an edge again because of terrorism. The fact of this asymmetrical war is that a few … Continue reading