Dr Raj Kumar Sharma writes: However, there was no Pakistani presence, hinting that the three parties – Afghan government, the US and Taliban are disillusioned with Pakistan’s peace efforts in Afghanistan.
Zubin Bhatnagar writes: The statement by the Afghan Chief of Staff is encouraging and reflects the determination of Afghan Army in its fight against terrorism. However, sustained operations demand enhanced indulgence of international community especially the regional stakeholders like India to further bolster the capacity and capability of Afghan Army.
Dr. Nivedita Das Kundu writes: India has been vigorously following its quest for United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) permanent membership. In the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), India has pressed for text based negotiations as a step to move forward the agenda of UNSC reform and expansion which was held-up aimlessly in the working group for last many years.