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India facing the Afghan trap

2021-07-29T15:00:08.902Z

DECRYPTION - New Delhi fears the country will once again become a rear base for anti-Indian jihadists and lacks options to influence the Taliban, Pakistan's allies.



New Delhi

The decision was bitter for New Delhi.

On July 11, as the Taliban approached Kandahar dangerously in southern Afghanistan, the Indian government evacuated diplomats from its consulate.

A military plane is sent there to repatriate them, although Afghan employees keep the post open.

After nineteen years of diplomatic presence coupled with three billion dollars of investment and humanitarian aid, India is tempted to leave the country without having accomplished its objectives.

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“The world, the countries of the region and the Afghan people want the same thing: (…) to ensure that neighboring nations are not threatened by terrorism.

There are forces behind the scenes with very different objectives

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Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar denounced during a meeting with his counterparts from the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on July 14.

Behind the diplomatic varnish, points the haunting of all Indian governments

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Source: lefigaro

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