India Afghanistan Relations – A Natural Partnership Hobbled by Self Doubts

Two nation states facing a common challenge – cross border terrorism or proxy war fostered from across the borders fhould see themselves as natural allies if not partners. However despite commonality of threat, a legacy of fraternal engagement, strong people to people bond and affinity of the top leadership India and Afghanistan relations have remained hobbled by self doubts. One marker of the laggard approach is that six years after having signed the SPA the two held the Second meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council (SPC) in New Delhi on 11 September. This was chaired by the External Affairs Minister of India, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, and Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Salahuddin Rabbani. The last SPC meet was held in 2012..........Log in or Subscribe--------------

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