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- In the intro, mention the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s efforts to find a regional solution to Afghanistan issues.
- In the body, mention the US’s exit from Afghanistan and its long term consequences for all the regional players like Pakistan, Iran, China, India etc. Next, mention the challenges in regional cooperation due to divergent interests between India, Pakistan, China, Iran and Russia making the idea of regional cooperation difficult to implement.
- Conclude by mentioning the need for India to avoid being over-optimistic about the regional solution and increasing the engagement with various groups in Afghanistan and regional partners.