The indian prime minister is in washington, and some say he could be key in fighting the afghan conflict india's role in the afghanistan war what is india's role in the afghanistan. In this backdrop, afghan foreign minister dr abdullah abdullah’s recent statement that india has a critical role to play in their country is a sign of persistent indian clout in afghanistan hence, indian diplomatic efforts in kabul to drive a wedge between pakistan and afghanistan to ensure that mutual relationship between the two inseparable neighbors remain tense. While the republic of india was the only south asian country to recognize the soviet-backed democratic republic of afghanistan in the 1980s, its relations were diminished during the 1990s afghan civil war and the taliban government. Obama should urge india to take on a more committed leadership role in afghanistan's future and emerge a more willing supporter of regional efforts to ensure a peaceful outcome they advocate for a very long-term indian role in building afghan civil society.
There were only “four indian consulates in afghanistan”, said the us envoy while explaining how the perceived indian threat was exaggerated in pakistan “i sometimes feel that the degree of indian influence on afghanistan may be overestimated in pakistan,” he added. Whatever information i have gathered by reading about indo-afghan relations, the view of afghani leadership towards india and the opinions of afghani people about india, it all suggests that india's image in afghanistan is good and afghanistan considers india to be a friend and brother (as said by afghan foreign ministry after 2008 indian embassy attack in kabul. Unlike pakistan, india has played a positive role in afghanistan since 2001 as its largest regional donor, new delhi enjoys a friendly relationship with kabul and has provided the kabul government with over $3 billion in economic assistance.
Country on regional stability, its role within indo-pakistani relations and the future of the indian position in afghanistan in light of the impend- ing us withdrawal. India’s role in afghanistan is encouraging, and new delhi has a willing partner in kabul indian leaders are aware of the afghan security landscape, and while it seems there is no official to-do list from washington for india, there is much the two countries can partner in on afghanistan. Pakistan could expand its role as the godfather of militancy by increasing its support to militant groups aimed at afghanistan and india, and islamabad can torpedo future peace negotiations with the taliban. India’s role in afghanistan: past relations and future prospects by shreshta balachandar | nov 30, 2012 | asia pacific , news & analysis | 1 | relations between india and afghanistan can be traced back to over 2000 years ago. What do afghans think of indians update cancel ad by honey (indian flag) to thank india for the reconstruction work of salma dam which was also renamed to afghan indian friendship dam originally answered: how do afghans view india and its role in afghanistan do they like india as a strategic ally.
During the same year, india raised its aid package to afghanistan by $150 million, to $750 million in 2007, afghanistan finally became the eighth member of saarc in july 2008 the indian embassy in kabul was attacked by a suicide car bomb – the deadliest attack in kabul since the fall of the taliban in 2001. While placing the burden of creating a pan-afghan identity solely on a sport remains ambitious, cricket in india could be deemed to have played a significant role in creating a pan-indian identity within its own highly plural society. There is a small community of indians in afghanistan who are afghans of indian origin as well as indian construction and aid workers involved in rebuilding and humanitarian assistance efforts india is often described as acting as a soft power in afghanistan. In other words, islamabad considers a stable, friendly, and cooperative afghanistan only beneficial when it is under its influence and with limited indian ties pakistan perceives india’s development contributions in afghanistan as part of new delhi’s strategic encirclement policy, counteracting islamabad’s strategic depth policy.
India and afghanistan: a growing partnership while working with its indian counterparts in the public, private, and civil society sectors to deepen the multi-faceted relations that have. Washington: pakistan’s concerns over india’s role in afghanistan were “overestimated”, us special envoy richard olson said on tuesday, while urging pakistan to focus its attention on fighting terrorists.
India is still a poor country, making its contributions all the more remarkable indian-built projects include a large hydroelectric dam and a “spur” that connects the afghan highway network to iran — and even the newly built afghan parliament building. Part 1 indian role in afghanistan part 2 impact on pakistan part 3 analysis recommendation part 1 indian role in afghanistan 5the regional security dynamics in south asia are driven by the conflict between india and pakistan. Recent pakistan prime minister shahid khaqan abbasi told a forum at the council of foreign relations last september that he sees no role for indian security assistance in afghanistan however, india has recently financed the purchase of four mi-24 attack helicopters for the afghan security forces, providing assistance, but in a hands-off manner. An estimated 3,000 indian nationals in afghanistan work for reconstruction companies, international aid agencies or are indian government employees working at the consulates and embassies  as part of its humanitarian mission, india established field clinics and a children's hospital.
Pakistan, which sits between india and afghanistan, is the bigger obstacle to indian engagement wary of facing adversaries on both its western and eastern borders, pakistan has used violent proxies to prevent the emergence of a stable afghanistan that it perceives as hostile to pakistan’s interests. India’s role in afghanistan may greatly increase subsequent to the withdrawal of international troops by 2014, and needs to be carefully considered by indian policy makers india’s role in afghanistan: past relations and future prospects by shreshta balachandar | nov about 1,000 afghan students study in indian universities on. Therefore, a larger indian role in afghanistan in the long run is neither in favor of afghanistan nor united states the author, atta rasool malik, hails from semi-tribal areas of pakistan he is a veteran and holds m phil degree in ‘international relations’ from national defence university, islamabad.