On 23-24 June, a 16th meeting of the National Security Advisors of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) was held in the capital of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. SCO is a Eurasian political, economic and security platform created in the year 2001. China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan are its members. NSA Ajit Doval represented India at the meet. Like so many others, it was another
US troops withdrawal
Afghanistan is in a transitionary phase. The ongoing withdrawal of US troops from the country has come as an opportunity for the Taliban. The US-Afghan coalition forces had badly hit them. However, as US forces withdraw, it has come to light that the Taliban is fast recapturing parts of Afghanistan from the government in Kabul. As per many estimates, the Taliban now controls more than 40% of the Afghan territory.