ANI: Pakistan continues to focus on countering Indian influence in Afghanistan and harbours the Taliban and groups such as the Haqqani Network, which have the ability to engage in violence on Afghan soil, according to a new Pentagon report. Click here to read more (external link).
1TV: The chief minister of an Indian state on Saturday called for evacuation of stranded Sikh families from Afghanistan, following a deadly attack on a temple in Kabul. “Dear @DrSJaishankar, there are a large number of Sikh families who want to be flown out of Afghanistan. Request you to get them airlifted at the earliest.
1TV: India congratulated Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on his reelection victory expressing commitment to work with the new administration. Click here to read more (external link). Related UN, EU ready to work with new Afghan administration
Press TV February 2, 2020 India’s finance ministry has announced that budget earmarked for the country’s development work at an Iranian ocean port would double in 2020-2021 to reach nearly $14 million. Reports in the Indian media on Sunday suggested that the budget announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman a day earlier had allocated Rs100
1TV: India and Iran have agreed to accelerate Chabahar port project, Indian foreign minister has said. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that the agreement was reached during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif who was visiting India. The Indian-backed Chabahar port complex on Iran’s coast along the Gulf of Oman is being developed as a transportation
Tolo News: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a joint news conference in Washington with India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that he hopes that a reduction of violence in Afghanistan will lead to a ceasefire.” “We are hopeful that all of the relevant political participants in Afghanistan, the Afghan government, non-Afghan government
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty November 22, 2019 The United States says it supports India’s continued involvement in Afghanistan, including its “substantial” investment and aid to the war-ravaged country. “The United States welcomes India’s substantial investment in and assistance to Afghanistan,” Nancy Izzo Jackson, a State Department official in charge of Afghanistan, told a conference in
Ariana: Officials in the Afghan Film, a state-owned institution, said Wednesday that it is too early to have a judgement about Panipat. Panipat is an upcoming 2019 Indian historical film that portrays the “Third Battle of Panipat” fought between Indian army and forces of King Ahmad Shah Abdali, who is regarded as founder of modern state
Lawfare: Pakistan and the United States are not the only important outside actors in Afghanistan. India has long courted the government in Kabul, and Islamabad views this potential relationship with alarm. Avinash Paliwal of SOAS explains India’s policies regarding Afghanistan and discusses how this might shift in the years to come. Click here to read more
Ayaz Gul VOA News October 6, 2019 ISLAMABAD – A group of 11 key Taliban prisoners is reported to have been released from the joint Afghan-U.S. Bagram detention facility in Afghanistan in exchange for three Indian hostages. Insurgent sources said Sunday the swap took place in the northern province of Baghlan and two former Taliban