Daesh in Afghanistan: It gets Weakened but Not yet Vanquished in Syria-Iraq

Alvite Singh Ningthoujam, Senior Research Associate, VIF
It has been a little under two and a half years since January 26, 2015 when Daesh announced in Afghanistan, the establishment of its South Asian affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan (ISK). The outfit’s now-deceased spokesperson Abu Muhammad
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan

अफगानिस्तान: भारत के विकल्प

Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF
अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी का भारत दौरा महत्वपूर्ण समय में हुआ और यह दौरा निकट भविष्य
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan, Hindi

Afghanistan: India’s Options

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi came at a crucial time and could well have set in motion the trajectory of how Indo-Afghan relations will pan out in the foreseeable future. That the Indo-Afghan relations have acquired a new salie
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan

काबुल तो पाकिस्तान से दूर जाएगा ही

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF
अफगानिस्तान के राष्ट्रपति अशरफ गनी ने पाकिस्तान को आतंकियों का पनाहगार देश बताते हुए कहा है कि
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Hindi

अफगानिस्तान: विध्वंस की राह पर ?

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF
चतुर्भुज समन्वय दल (Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG)) के नए शांति प्रयासों में जुटे शैतानी सरगना पकिस्तान, पीड़ित प
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan, Hindi

Afghanistan: Heading for A Meltdown?

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF
Notwithstanding the charade of a new peace/reconciliation move by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) comprising the villain-in-chief Pakistan, victim-in-chief Afghanistan, financier-in-chief USA and bystander-cum-freeloader-in-chief China, th
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan

India’s Afghan Policy: Not Rebuff, But A Refrain from Reflexive Response

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF
In recent weeks, there has been some puzzlement over India’s somewhat less than enthusiastic response to Afghan overtures for re-engaging and revitalizing the Strategic Partnership Agreement signed between the two countries in 2011. At a time when
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan

Ghani's Gambit is Failing, Afghanistan is Unravelling

Lt General R K Sawhney, PVSM, AVSM, Dean, Centre for Defence Studies, VIF
The spring of 2015 was always going to be ‘hot’ in Afghanistan. The Taliban had already made clear their intention to bring the Ashraf Ghani government to its knees. It was also going to test the mettle of the Afghan National Army (ANA) which for
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan

Walking Away or Ignoring Afghanistan is not an Option for India

Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow, VIF
The policy shift being attempted by Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in which he sought to relegate India to the fourth circle of priority and appease Pakistan has had mixed reception in the Indian strategic community. It ranges from disappointment
Neighbourhood Studies, Afghanistan

India and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: An Analysis

Prof Nirmala Joshi
At the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s (SCO) forthcoming annual summit meeting in Bashkortostan in Russia in July 2015 , it is expected that India’s status would be elevated from an Observer to a full member. If reports are true, it would i
International Relations and Diplomacy, Neighbourhood Studies, Central Asia, Afghanistan, China