• 03 October, 2022
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Afghan Taliban

Staking Out and Striking Ayman al Zawahiri

It took ten years to take out Osama bin Laden (OBL) after chasing him through the mountains of Afghanistan. He was ultimately cornered in Abbottabad 800 meters from the gates…

By Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd)

How Long Can The Taliban 2.0 Last

The lightning speed with which the provincial capitals in Afghanistan, starting early August, fell in quick succession, leading the Taliban fighters to Kabul by mid August 2021, belying all predictions…

By Colonel Deepak Kumar

Afghanistan In Turmoil

Afghanistan is a paradox, it is a nation but at the same time it is not a nation. It comprises many ethnically different tribal groups who speak different languages and…

By General JJ Singh (Retd)

Impact of Taliban’s “Victory” on Global Islamist Terrorism

US led Global War on Terror has had a stifling effect on most Islamist terror groups around the world since its start in 2001. However, the chaotic and haphazard US…

By Colonel Deepak Kumar

India’s Options in Afghanistan

On 26 September 2001, a small U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives team arrived in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan. As described in Gary Schroen’s book First In, this vanguard set…

By Lieutenant General D S Hooda (Retd)

Taliban and Kashmir – Those Who Do Not Learn from History are Doomed to Repeat It

While the world stood watch, Taliban took over absolute control over Afghanistan, excepting a small part of the Panjshir area. The question that now looms large is the impact of…

By Mr S P Vaid

What Next For India in Afghanistan?

The fall of Panjshir valley is one of despair for millions of Afghans who had pinned hopes on the success of the National Resistance Force (NRF). For the global powers…

By Major Sunil Shetty (Retd)

Kabul Fiasco Adds Poignancy to 9/11 Anniversary

"Two steel birds will fall from the sky on the Metropolis / The sky will burn at forty-five degrees latitude / Fire approaches the great new city / Immediately a…

By TP Sreenivasan

The West Owes Qatar a Favour Over Afghanistan

DUBAI (Reuters) - Since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the world's top diplomats have been beating a path to Qatar, long the gateway to the Taliban and now the essential…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

Faiz Hameed’s Mission Imposition in Kabul

The visit of Pakistan’s spymaster, DG ISI Lt Gen Faiz Hameed, to Kabul in full public glare has not only re-confirmed what the world has known for long – the…

By Sushant Sareen

Pakistan Riding the Taliban Tiger

“He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount” - Chinese Proverb The accepted Westphalian sovereign international order of State responsibility and westernised societal behaviour stands threatened by the rise…

By Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (Retd)

Afghanistan- No Last Word Yet

Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanikzai, the head of Taliban’s Doha office, has met our ambassador in Doha at his request. This contact was preceded by his interview with an Indian TV…