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‘Wise To Restart U.S.-Taliban Peace Process, Both Have Kept Door Open’

U.S. President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of talks with the Taliban and a secret plan to meet Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Taliban...
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Will India Recognise Taliban As Legitimate Govt, Asks Ahmed Shah Massoud’s Nephew

Over 110,000 Afghans, 45,000 security force personnel since 2014, 2400-plus U.S. military personnel and over 1700 civilian contractors killed in America's longest war. Is...
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‘Hope U.S. Understands Afghan Involvement Is The Solution To Peace’

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi was Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's Senior Advisor on UN Affairs from 2015 to November 2018 before she resigned emphasising the need...
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‘Difficult To Trust The Taliban That’s Got The Blood Of 1000s Of Innocents On Their Hands’

Round 5 of talks between the U.S. team led by President Donald Trump's Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban team...

‘Taliban Calling The Shots, U.S. Desperate To Retreat’

U.S. Special Representative for Afghan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad is having a third meeting with Taliban leaders. This time in the UAE. Former Indian Ambassador...
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‘Father’ Of Afghan Taliban Killed: No Change in Pak Influence On Quetta Shura, Haqqanis

Ambassador Vivek Katju in conversation with SNI's Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi on what the murder of the Afghan Taliban's religious 'Godfather' Sami ul-Haq...

‘Pak Can’t Assume India-China Dichotomy Can Be Carried into Afghanistan’

Ex-Envoy to Afghanistan Vivek Katju speaks to SNI's Amitabh Revi on his reactions to the first joint training of Afghan diplomats by India and...

India-China To Upgrade Cooperation In Afghanistan, Says Chinese Envoy

The first batch of Afghan diplomats being trained by India and China separately in their first joint project for Afghanistan has begun its sessions...
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An Indian General Remembers Ahmed Shah Massoud

“To win the war and succeed, we need men who make the news, not follow the news,” legendary Afghan leader Ahmad Shah Massoud told...

‘Taliban Clear-Headed on No Link Between India’s Kashmir Action and Afghan Situation’

The Afghan Taliban is clearly giving India an opening to engage. Spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement says: “Linking the issue of Kashmir with...
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‘Taliban Not Anti-India, Give Them Space To Act Independently From Pakistan’

The U.S. has indicated September 1 is a date by which it hopes to reach an agreement with the Taliban. Shakti Sinha, Director of...
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‘Taliban Will Engage With India If Pakistan Doesn’t Forcibly Prevent It’

Germany's Special Representative On Afghanistan Markus Potzel has met top Indian officials in New Delhi. The Envoy has briefed them on the German-Qatari co-sponsored...

“18 Years Of Fighting, 2400+ American Lives, A Trillion Dollars And The Taliban Is Back”

“The Taliban have occupied the space in the peace dialogue, which should be legitimately that of the state or the government,” says India’s ex-Ambassador...
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‘Afghan Peace Boils Down To State Actors Holding Strings Of Taliban’

Another attack in Kabul on Monday has killed and injured nearly 100 people including schoolchildren. Many were seen clutching their books and pens while...
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‘Good Time To Go Back To Trump’s 2017 Policy; Get Pakistan, Taliban To Change Track’

Ahmed Shah Massoud, the legendary guerrilla leader, was killed by Al Qaeda members posing as journalists on this day in 2001, two days before...
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‘Taliban Have Capacity To Buck Pakistan’s Deep State, India Has To Engage With Them’

A deal with the Taliban? Is the U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad close to announcing an agreement? What will it mean for Afghans? What...
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“Whole World Is Talking To The Taliban, What Does India Gain By Ignoring Them?”

U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad has ended the seventh round of talks with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. Intra-Afghan talks were also held in...
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‘India Has To Be At The Peace Table And Play A Role’

As the U.S. and the Taliban get set to have their seventh round of direct talks in Doha, Qatar; Afghanistan’s Ex-Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed...
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‘Afghan Peace Boils Down To State Actors Holding Strings Of Taliban’

Another attack in Kabul on Monday has killed and injured nearly 100 people including schoolchildren. Many were seen clutching their books and pens while...
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‘No Sign Of Pakistan Supporting Talks Between Afghan Government And Taliban’

Mohammad Umer Daudzai is Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s Special Envoy and CEO of the High Peace Council. He organised the April 29-May 2 Consultative...

India Must Have Active Contact With Taliban, Diplomatic Laggards Will Pay A Heavy Price

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not deliberately invite President Ashraf Ghani to his oath taking ceremony on May 30 but he and his foreign...
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India Preparing For All Afghan Scenarios?

The sixth round of Doha talks between the Afghan Taliban and the U.S. Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad continues during Ramzan. The American envoy took...
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‘Naive To Think Taliban Will Pull The Plug On Other Terror Groups’

The U.S. and Taliban have finished their sixth round of talks in Doha, Qatar. Amar Sinha, Member, National Security Advisory Board, ex-Secretary, Economic Relations...