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Panjshir Resistance challenges unhindered Taliban

Even a week after the takeover of Afghanistan, this country features at the top of discussions on geopolitics in the mainstream media, social media and people worldwide. The pace at which Taliban overwhelmed Afghan forces has left ordinary people shocked. However, after a swift victory Taliban is now facing some hardened resistance. Women demonstrations and flag marches Immediately after Taliban takeover of capital Kabul, local women held demonstrations denouncing Taliban

Taliban 2-0 is moving closer to global recognition

Videos and photographs of chaos in Kabul are going viral on social media. A painful video of a couple of locals remaining clung to a flying airplane but falling off from it mid-air is enough to underline the desperation in the common Afghans to escape the Taliban rule. Contrary to it, several nations are taking positions that are at variance with respect to ‘Taliban 1.0’. European Union Even while terming

US ask Taliban to spare its embassy in Kabul

“The US asks Taliban to spare its embassy in the coming fight for Kabul”, read a headline in the New York Times. It appears quite clear that the superpower is urging terrorist Taliban to spare them. These words, their tone and timing speak volumes about the result of the 20-year-old US campaign in Afghanistan, especially the plan to withdraw troops from here. Surrender by Afghan troops Just yesterday, the critically

Taliban and Afghanistan

नाटो की वापसी के बाद तालिबान अफ़गानियों का कतलेआम करेगी – अमरीका के पूर्व राष्ट्राध्यक्ष बुश का इशारा बर्लिन – ‘नाटो सेना की वापसी के बाद तालिबान अफ़गान जनता का कत्लेआम करेगी। अफ़गानी महिलाओं और लड़कियों को शब्दों में बयान करना मुमकिन नहीं होगा, इतनी भयंकर यातनाएँ भुगतनी पड़ेंगी’, ऐसा इशारा अमरीका के पूर्व राष्ट्राध्यक्ष जॉर्ज बुश ने दिया है। इससे पहले अमरीका की पूर्व विदेशमंत्री कॉन्डोलिसा राईस और हिलरी

S Jaishankar meets Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov

Taliban has recently claimed that it now controls over 80% of the territory in Afghanistan. It has not only rattled the Afghan government but raised concerns across Asia. Worried at these reports, Russia has said that it is prepared to activate its military base in Tajikistan against the advancing Taliban. Meanwhile, the Indian External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar, is on a strategically crucial visit to Russia. In Moscow, while

US Drone attack on Taliban & Pakistan’s claim of breach of national sovereignty  - Part 2

Pakistani media has started to report the news of Mullah Akhtar Mansour being found on its own soil. Some concerned journalists and intellectuals fear that the incident would be used internationally to defame Pakistan and term it as state harbouring terrorists which would substantiate India’s claim. First it was Osama Bin Laden who was found and killed by Americans in Pakistan and now it’s Mullah Akhtar Mansour. Pakistani journalists are

US Drone attack on Taliban & Pakistan’s claim of breach of national sovereignty  - Part 1

The region of Afghanistan-Pakistan has been in the midst of violence for well over a decade. Lately the region has seen heated activity in which US has strongly been targeting the extremist elements on the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan. More than 50 Afghan police killed in two days of fighting with Taliban https://t.co/fOMvYpIPNDpic.twitter.com/1u3CwUMCmz — FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) May 30, 2016 Pakistan has been complaining that the recent US drone

Russia and Taliban

Recently it has been reported that Russia would support the Taliban in its fight against ISIS. The Taliban had denied this previously but a senior Afghan Taliban commander has claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin held a ‘secret’ meeting with Mullah Akhtar Mansour, the current Taliban chief, to discuss possible Russian support for the Taliban. Though Russia would not supply them with arms and ammunition, Russia would be supplying them

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson

In 2019, Boris Johnson assumed the office of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Many of his policies were and are considered conducive to India. However, some of the recent decisions by the United Kingdom government may create trouble for UK’s ties with India and may weaken the opposition to China. India’s Covishield Covishield vaccine is developed jointly by Serum Institute of India and AstraZeneca, a UK-Swedish multinational. The

India on a spree of Military Exercises worldwide

“The more you sweat during practice, the less you bleed in war”, is a famous military saying. Keeping with it, the militaries of the world have been conducting war drills for centuries. Over the last two months, particularly, the Indian Armed Forces have been on a spree of military exercises worldwide. These exercises are helping to augment interoperability with allies. Moreover, they are a part of Indian military diplomacy that