Afghanistan geo-strategically important for India; could be tapped for defence exports – The Financial Express

The testbed for holding a more comprehensive round of talks with Afghanistan has been considered successful by the parties involved. The US and Taliban have signed an agreement on February 29, 2019, that could usher in peace after a 19-year-old war. It has taken 10 years of intermittent engagement with the Taliban for the Americans to work out an agreement. India has never been a party to it. However, Indian representative was there to at the signing of the agreement at Doha. The agreement calls for a partial US troops drawdown and initiation of talks with the Afghan government. The Afghan government is itself in a state of flux with two claimants to victory in the recently concluded Afghan elections.

For Indians, Afghanistan is geo-strategically extremely critical.
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