Q.2) In a rapidly shifting Afghan geopolitical landscape, outreach to the Taliban is a necessity rather than an option for India. In light of this, examine the reasons for India’s hesitancy in its engagement with the Taliban and also explain why engaging the Taliban is necessary for India. (10 Marks)

“Mentor’s Comments” https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/india-must-directly-engage-with-taliban-20/article35454736.ece In the intro, mention the Taliban’s increasing control over Afghanistan against the backdrop of the US withdrawal. In the body mention reasons for India’s hesitancy in avoiding engaging Taliban such as avoiding Afghanistan government moving towards SCO and China, lack of access to Taliban leadership, past record of violence by Taliban and international … Continue reading Q.2) In a rapidly shifting Afghan geopolitical landscape, outreach to the Taliban is a necessity rather than an option for India. In light of this, examine the reasons for India’s hesitancy in its engagement with the Taliban and also explain why engaging the Taliban is necessary for India. (10 Marks)