Afghanistan

Amid Grief, Final Prayers For Sikh Man Killed In Kabul

NEW DELHI: Tears rolled down the cheeks of Ajmeet Singh as Farid Mamundzay, the Afghan Ambassador to India, hugged him after giving him a photo of his father Sawinder Singh Kakkar on Monday. It was a poignant moment that overwhelmed the occasion as the Antim Ardas for Sawinder Singh Kakkar, the 55-year-old who was killed …

India Not To Resume Kabul Embassy Immediately: MEA

  NEW DELHI: The first high-level visit from India to Afghanistan since the Taliban came back to power had set the rumour mills abuzz for a possible reopening of the Indian Embassy in Kabul. However, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that the visit is to oversee the delivery of humanitarian assistance to …

Key Influencers Of Radicalism In Central Asia And Our Regional Future

The Afghanistan Factor Afghanistan stands to be one of the biggest influences in the rise of Islamism in Central Asia. The Islamic revolution in Iran of 1979, is the other one. But while Iran remains an inspiration mostly among the Tajik people who are the only non-Turkic ethnic group in the region, the Afghan jihad …

NSA Doval Calls For Inclusive Afghanistan To Counter Terror

  NEW DELHI: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval calls for an inclusive government in Afghanistan and to enhance the capability of the country to counter-terror and terror groups that pose a threat to regional peace and security. Doval was participating in a security dialogue on Afghanistan along with counterparts from Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, …

US Will Continue To Partner With India On Afghanistan: US Special Rep

NEW DELHI: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West praised India for helping the people of Afghanistan with humanitarian assistance while stating that the US will continue to partner with India in Afghanistan. West held talks on security and political stability in Afghanistan with JP Singh, joint secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs and …

Afghanistan: The Return Of The West

After turning barely a couple of pages under its new leadership, Afghanistan is in the news again. This time there brews trouble across several sectors. On April 18, a barrage of rockets were fired into Uzbekistan. While the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISKP) claimed responsibility for that, and through their official news agency Amaq …

Fierce Gun-War Erupts In Hindu Kush: NRF, Taliban Fire Non-Stop At Each Other

NEW DELHI: In a major development in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front on Saturday announced that they have captured Abdullah Khel and Abshar districts from the Taliban led government following a fierce fight.     The Panjshir based resistance force has been fighting with the Taliban since the Islamist extremist …