Mains Paper 2: IR | India and its neighborhood- relations.
From UPSC perspective, following things are important:
Prelims level: Not much
Mains level: This step will add a new dimension to bilateral ties between India and Afghanistan. India’s relations with Afghanistan are very crucial for countering China and Pakistan(strategically). Hence, it is an important development.
- What: India and Afghanistan inaugurated a dedicated air freight corridor service
- Why crucial: The corridor passes through the airspace of Pakistan
Why is this corridor important for Afghanistan?
- The Air Freight Corridor will provide Afghanistan greater access to markets in India,
- It will allow Afghan businessmen to leverage India’s economic growth and trade networks for its benefit
- It would enable Afghan farmers quick and direct access to the Indian markets for their perishable produce