Amid Grief, Final Prayers For Sikh Man Killed In Kabul

NEW DELHI: Tears rolled down the cheeks of Ajmeet Singh as Farid Mamundzay, the Afghan Ambassador to India, hugged him after giving him a photo of his father Sawinder Singh Kakkar on Monday. It was a poignant moment that overwhelmed the occasion as the Antim Ardas for Sawinder Singh Kakkar, the 55-year-old who was killed […]

India Not To Resume Kabul Embassy Immediately: MEA

  NEW DELHI: The first high-level visit from India to Afghanistan since the Taliban came back to power had set the rumour mills abuzz for a possible reopening of the Indian Embassy in Kabul. However, the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that the visit is to oversee the delivery of humanitarian assistance to […]

Key Influencers Of Radicalism In Central Asia And Our Regional Future

The Afghanistan Factor Afghanistan stands to be one of the biggest influences in the rise of Islamism in Central Asia. The Islamic revolution in Iran of 1979, is the other one. But while Iran remains an inspiration mostly among the Tajik people who are the only non-Turkic ethnic group in the region, the Afghan jihad […]

Why Central Asian ‘Heartland’ Is A Series Of Ticking Bombs

How is the world responding to China’s newly unleashed Wolf Warrior diplomacy? To be honest, the West, which is just about waking up to this phenomenon now has so far been ‘shocked’ or ‘surprised’, but to the smaller and weaker neighbours of China, this nature of projection has resulted in a certain amount of stress […]

US Will Continue To Partner With India On Afghanistan: US Special Rep

NEW DELHI: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Thomas West praised India for helping the people of Afghanistan with humanitarian assistance while stating that the US will continue to partner with India in Afghanistan. West held talks on security and political stability in Afghanistan with JP Singh, joint secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs and […]

CPEC Is An Indication Of A Bigger Problem For China

The conventional thinking among the Indian population, those that are aware of the behemoth named CPEC, is that it is China’s way of encircling India by debt-trapping Pakistan into a project that Pakistan does not have the financial capacity to absorb. And they would be partially correct in assuming so. An infrastructural project of that […]

Fierce Gun-War Erupts In Hindu Kush: NRF, Taliban Fire Non-Stop At Each Other

NEW DELHI: In a major development in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan, the National Resistance Front on Saturday announced that they have captured Abdullah Khel and Abshar districts from the Taliban led government following a fierce fight.     The Panjshir based resistance force has been fighting with the Taliban since the Islamist extremist […]

Foreign Terrorists Are Getting Exposed In Kashmir: Lt Gen Pandey

SRINAGAR: With the number of local terrorists coming down, the foreign terrorists are now getting exposed in Kashmir, Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey, General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army’s 15 Corps said on Monday. Talking to the media persons on the sidelines of an event in Srinagar, Lt Gen Pandey explained the reason behind […]

NCB Seizes 97Kg Of Drugs, Rs 30L In Shaheen Bagh

NEW DELHI: In one of its biggest hauls in recent times, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Thursday seized 50 kg of high-quality heroin and 47 kg of other narcotic substances along with Rs 30 lakhs in cash from the Shaheen Bagh area in Delhi on Thursday. The agency had arrested one person in connection […]

Sufi Islamic Board Of India Seeks End To Atrocities Against Afghan Women

NEW DELHI: The Sufi Islamic Board became the first Muslim outfit in India to take up the cause of repression of Afghan women in their homeland. While individual voices have sounded their concern, the board has decided to take the matters up with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New Delhi. […]