Will the Indian government save its huge investments in Afghanistan and not be reduced into a non-entity in the region? Or, will it only choose to use Taliban for its shallow ends in domestic politics, to win elections, and score brownie points by polarising on communal grounds through fake media narratives?
With India clueless and dazed, its future in Afghanistan is getting grimmer with China, Pakistan, Russia and Iran on the same page, and its ally, the US, solely interested in getting out of there, at least as of now.
India’s Afghan problem is bigger than what is made out to be! Not only in terms of the
American squeeze on Jammu and Kashmir, or troop-deployment at the Pakistan and China
border, there is a lot to watch out for as US troops prepare to leave the landlocked country
Satish Jacob was one of the first Indian reporters on the ground in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion of 1979. For over 40 years, Jacob has witnessed history in the making again and again. In this conversation with HNFP, he narrates the story of the 1979 Afghan-Soviet War and how it changed the world. Also below is a brief explainer on the way this war reshaped the world.