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  • Saarc FMs meet in NY cancelled0

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    • September 22, 2021

      Agencies Thu Sep 23, 2021 A meeting of foreign ministers of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries, slated to be held on Saturday in New York, has been cancelled. It is learnt from reliable sources that Pakistan wanted the Taliban to represent Afghanistan in the Saarc meet. For all latest news, follow

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  • India and the great power game over Afghanistan0

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    • September 7, 2021

    Pallab Bhattacharya Wed Sep 8, 2021 India needs to accept the reality of a Taliban regime in Afghanistan and rethink its Afghan policy accordingly, some foreign affairs experts have said. File Photo: Reuters As Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla was wrapping up his talks with senior US officials in Washington on the evolving situation

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  • ‘Do they all think our children are terrorists?’ Distraught relatives ask as US strike wipes out Kabul family0

    AFP, Kabul Wed Sep 1, 2021 When Ezmarai Ahmadi returned home from work on Sunday evening in Kabul, the usual gaggle of squealing children were waiting to greet him — his sons and daughters, and a slew of nieces and nephews. He pulled his white sedan into the driveway of a modest house in Kwaja

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  • What are India’s plans regarding Afghanistan?0

    Pallab Bhattacharya Tue Aug 31, 2021 Officials from the Indian mission in Afghanistan and evacuated Indian civilians after their flight landed in Jamnagar for refuelling on the way to Delhi, India, on August 17, 2021. Photo: REUTERS When Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar briefed floor leaders of 31 parties in Parliament on August 26

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  • India’s Taliban challenge and Afghan policy0

      Pallab Bhattacharya Sun Aug 22, 2021 Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid (Left) attends the first press conference following their stunning takeover of Afghanistan in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 17, 2021. Photo: AFP The joke going around in diplomatic circles in New Delhi is that the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was much smoother than the change

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  • Why China and India are wooing Bangladesh0

    The Daily Star  July 03, 2021 Friction between China and India is elevating Bangladesh’s regional importance. Photo: AFP Syed Munir Khasru Bangladesh, which was once dismissed by former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger as a “basket case” after its birth in 1971, is en route to becoming one of the “Asian Tigers”. Leaving behind

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  • India: How West Bengal is being won and what it means for Bangladesh0

    The Daily Star  April 21, 2021 A BJP supporter with his body painted gestures during an election rally addressed by India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata. Photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar/Afp Tasneem Tayeb With the assembly polls ongoing in West Bengal, the state—currently being ruled by the strong matriarch Mamata Banerjee—has turned into a battleground for

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