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Unravelling Narratives

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

India and Russia have same goals in Afghanistan where Pakistan pulls the Taliban strings: Experts

India and the world knows without official acknowledgement that the main problem in Afghanistan is not the Taliban but Pakistan while there is a scope for the Asian giant to do better in the present situation where Russia and China would not want things to go out of control, according to experts at a recent panel discussion. 

Country that uses terrorism as a tool should realise it is also a threat to them: Modi gives strong message to Pakistan at UNGA

New York: Indian PM Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday when he gave a strong message to Pakistan and said those using terrorism as a political tool should realise that it is also a threat to them.

Won't let BJP turn India into Taliban state: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee in Bhabanipur

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said she won't let the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to turn India into a Taliban state, in an unsparing attack on the saffron camp while campaigning for her byelection in Bhabanipur constituency.

SAARC Foreign Ministers' meet cancelled amid concerns over participation of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan

New Delhi/UNI: A meeting of Foreign Ministers of SAARC countries, which was to be held on September 25 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, was called off on Tuesday tonight amid concerns over the participation by Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

Rajnath Singh discusses Afghanistan situation with US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin

New Delhi: Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh talked to US Defence secretary Lloyd J Austin over the issue of Afghanistan on Monday.

Snakes in the Backyard

Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Afghanistan may soon Talibanise Pakistan: MJ Akbar

Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha MP MJ Akbar in his latest article for a magazine wrote that with Taliban ruling Afghanistan, it may soon 'Talibanise Pakistan'.

PM Modi to address SCO summit plenary session virtually

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit virtually on September 17.

Taliban promises to find government seats for women in future: Zabihullah Mujahid

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The Afghan government will include women in the future, said Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a harrowing time for the South Asian nation.

Taliban must follow true Sharia law if it wants to govern Afghanistan- Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar/IBNS: The Taliban, which announced a caretaker government in Afghanistan on Tuesday, must follow true Sharia (Islamic law), which ensures rights to one and all, including women, Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said today.

'Nationhood is reality, not your religion', says prominent Indian Muslim lawyer mocking Taliban cheerleaders

As the Taliban insurgents overran Afghanistan, some from the Muslim community in India celebrated the prospect of a hardline Islamic nation's rebirth after two decades. But thinking minds of the same community in India are red-flagging such outpourings as meaningless, irrelevant and muddled.  

Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head new 'acting' govt in Afghanistan

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund will lead the new 'acting' government in Afghanistan after the group's takeover of Kabul, media reports said.   

End game in Afghanistan was not something that anybody saw coming: EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that “the end game” in Afghanistan “was not something which anybody saw coming” and it wasn’t what the world was prepared for.

Afghanistan: Ignominious Retreat

United States (US) Army Major General Chris Donahue, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, became the last US service member to leave Afghanistan, when he boarded a C-17 transport plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. The last US troops thus left Afghan soil exactly 12-days before the September 11, 2021, deadline originally set by the US President Joe Biden, and a day before Biden’s revised date for the mission’s end and evacuation, August 31.