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तालिबान की जीत: क्षेत्र पर उसका असर
अफगानिस्तान में 1990 के दशक में तालिबान ने रब्बानी सरकार को काबुल से हटा कर सत्ता पर कब्जा किया था। तब यह एक धीमी कवायद थी; वे देश के उत्तरी हिस्से पर दखल नहीं कर सके थे, लिहाजा, वह क्षेत्र नार्दर्न एलाइंस के अधीन ही बना रहा था। इस बार उन्हें पहले के बनिस्बत थोड़ी अधिक जीत मिली है। हालांकि पंजशीर घाटी अब भी उनके प्रभावी नियंत्रण से दूर है, पर उन्होंने बाकी देश को जीत लिया है। इस बार यह देखा जा रहा है कि तालिबानी बच-बच के बयान दे रहे हैं। अलबत्ता, उन्होंने साफ कर दिया है कि वे इस्लामिक अमीरात की स्थापना के प्रति प्रतिबद्ध हैं। इस बिना पर कहा जा सकता है कि अफगानिस्तान में सिर्फ हुकूमत ही नहीं बद
Impact of Developments in Afghanistan on India: A Report
(Given below is a report on Brainstorming Session held on 13 September 2021 at the VIF attended by Dr. Arvind Gupta, Lt. Gen Ravi Sawhney, Amb. Gautam Mukhopadhyay, Mr. Tilak Devasher, Dr.Srikanth Kondapalli, Lt. Gen. Rakesh Sharma, Mr. Satish Chandra, Vice Adm. Satish Soni, Air Marshal D. Choudhury, Amb. Amar Sinha, Air Marshal G. Luthra, Amb. PS Raghavan, Dr. Rudra Chaudhury, Amb. Sanjay Singh, Amb. DP Srivastava, Amb. Trigunayat and Amb. Anil Wadhwa)
Evolution of Indo-US Relations: From Estranged Democracies to Engaged Democracies
From being what Dennis Kux, the US diplomat and author, called ‘estranged democracies’, India –U.S.A relationship has been transformed to ‘Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s current visit to USA is certainly going to scale up the relationship between the two countries. After the outbreak of COVID-19, it is for the second time that Prime Minister Modi is visiting a foreign country in person; earlier he visited Bangladesh to participate in the Independence Day of Bangladesh coinciding with the birth centenary of Mujibur Rahman.
Qatar Registers its Soft Power Presence in Afghanistan
The Qatari’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani’s visit to Afghanistan in September1 marked the first high level visit since the Taliban takeover on August 15.
पूर्वी लद्दाख-फिक्सिंग,“बफर क्षेत्र में गश्ती नहीं”!
भारतीय सेना/आईटीबीपी एवं चीनी सेना (पीपुल्स लिबरेशन आर्मी/पीएलए) के बीच एलएसी (वास्तविक नियंत्रण रेखा) पर चुशुल में 10 वें दौर की बातचीत के बाद एक महत्त्वपूर्ण परिवर्तन हुआ है। जिसके बाद से चरणबद्ध, समन्वित, सत्यापन के जरिए पैंगोंग त्सो के उत्तर और दक्षिण में, और रेजांगला-रिचेंला में सेना की तैनाती हटा ली गई है। इस रूप में पहली बार पैंगोंग त्सो के उत्तर में 8 किलोमीटर के दायरे में बफर क्षेत्र बनाया गया है, जो आमने-सामने के होने वाले टकराव को कम करता है। यह टकराव अक्सर होता रहा है और बढ़ते-बढ़ते झगड़े और मारपीट का कारण बनता रहा है। इन बफर इलाकों में सीमा के संबंधित दावों को चुनौती नहीं दी।
Decoding Tajikistan’s Critical Approach towards Taliban
The quick rise of the Taliban after the US troops started to withdraw from Afghanistan has left the country’s neighbours in a difficult situation. Pakistan, a long-time ally of the Taliban, was pleased with the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan. China, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan hoped for some sort of collaboration with the Taliban considering that they could not do much about Afghanistan’s domestic politics. However, Tajik authorities have adopted a different attitude and a more critical one concerning the Taliban’s victory and conduct.
At the Cross-Roads: A ‘Fleet- in- Being’ for QUAD 3.0?
The QUAD Leaders’ Summit on 24th September in Washington DC is akin to a cross-road, a juncture, at which the collective political leadership of four nations will have to choose between different paths as they move forward in defining the objectives of this quadrilateral grouping. It remains to be seen if they can impart greater clarity and momentum to this initiative, especially in the light of the AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom and US Security pact) announcement.
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