(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Afghanistan - Question of Legitimate Control

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) The Big Picture: Afghanistan - Question of Legitimate Control

Topic: Afghanistan - Question of Legitimate Control


  • Amb. Rakesh Sood (Retd., Distinguished Fellow, ORF)
  • Prof. Swaran Singh, (Chairperson, The Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament (CIPOD), JNU)

Topic Description:

India is concerned over the spiraling violence in Afghanistan. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has stressed the need for immediate reduction in the conflict in the neighbouring country. Speaking at a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday, the minister said that there is a “legitimacy aspect” to whoever gets to govern Afghanistan. He said this cannot be ignored because the situation in Afghanistan has proven implications for regional stability and security. S Jaishankar reiterated India’s commitment to an independent, sovereign and democratic Afghanistan. His statement came within hours of the Taliban’s declaration that around 85% of Afghan territory is now under the group’s control. Reports suggest the Taliban has taken over border crossings with Iran and Tajikistan after dislodging Afghan military forces. So as the Taliban continues to seize territory and the U.S. is set to complete the drawdown of its forces by 31st August, what is the future of Afghanistan going to be? As the government in Kabul weakens, what is the hope for the people of Afghanistan? And what can the world or regional players do to prevent Afghanistan from edging towards a civil war?

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Courtesy: RSTV