Q.2 Despite the current absence of an on-ground presence in the country, India continues to matter in Afghan affairs. In context of this, examine the significance of Delhi Declaration on Afghanistan and suggest the way for India to safeguard and promote its interests in Afghanistan and the region. (10 Marks)

Mentor’s comment- In the intro, mention the recently held regional security dialogue on Afghanistan. In the body mention the challenge facing India after the return of Taliban in Afghanistan in terms of regional security and hostile China and Pakistan leveraging the situation against India. In the suggestions mention need for re-establishing presence in Kabul, engaging … Continue reading Q.2 Despite the current absence of an on-ground presence in the country, India continues to matter in Afghan affairs. In context of this, examine the significance of Delhi Declaration on Afghanistan and suggest the way for India to safeguard and promote its interests in Afghanistan and the region. (10 Marks)