The Ground Reality of the Longest War and Efforts of India to Bring Peace

December 2019 or much earlier to that. Wuhan Virus came in being. Naturally or produced in a lab no one knows unless a tough investigation is conducted. It has gobbled up almost 2-3 million lives worldwide. Immediately after second wave which turned catastrophic in India ,Israel launched lethal airstrike on Hamas. Few days back US Troops have started vacating Afghanistan. In the beginning of this millennium September 11 happened and then President Bush’s “War on Terror” started which spread in Iraq, Afghanistan and few more countries. Saddam Hussien was captured and killed, Osama Bin Laden was captured and killed in Pakistan. Hundreds of Taliban leaders were killed in Afghanistan and inside Pakistan. Pakistan turned in to a heaven for terrorists. George W Bush launched an all out war in Afghanistan. During Arab Spring Husn-E-Mubaraq, Col Gaddafi were captured and killed .Syria survived as Russia intervened there.

Now US troops have started returning back to their US bases and by August 31st,2021 last soldier of US will leave Afghanistan. Afghanistan is not only India’s friend but also its neighbor and member of SAARC countries. While now Taliban leaders are marching ahead in Afghanistan but Pakistan has promised them Air Force support which means Pakistan is siding with Taliban. Afghanistan have seen days of General Dostam, Gulubuddin Hikmatyaar, Mohammad Najibullah, Malick Pahalwan, Abdul Nasir, Mullah Omar, KGB, CIA, Russian Army, US Army, Hamid Karzai, and now Ashraf Ghani and all have exploited Afghanistan through various international forces.

Since India’s interests overlaps with that of Afghanistan ,India leadership has started observing situation closely.

India ‘s Foreign Minister Dr S. JaiShanker met Afghanistan ‘s President Ashraf Ghani to visit the war-torn country  when US Troops are vacating Afghanistan. Dr Jai Shankar said that he wants to see Afghanistan in peace , stability and development

India will send humanitarian aid

Afghan forces which are currently involved in rescue operation will most probably soon will engage with Taliban and if we belive statement of US President Joe Biden then they will out number Taliban as they are less. However it does not seem reality in my eyes. Ghani ‘s office has requested  to Dr S-.Jaishankar for humanitarian help of 150,000 tons of wheat .

Foreign Minister said  that India will keep working. Dr S.Jaishankar also met to American Deputy National Security Advisor Elizabeth Sherwood – Randall and shown his commitment for ensuring Afghanistan Peace & Stability.

He also met Bangladesh ‘s Foreign Minister in Tashkent. Tashkent connectivity conference which was jointly held by Afghanistan, India ,Bangladesh & Russia put forward a good opportunity for peace.

Jaishankar had reached Tashkent after a two – day visit to the capital of Tajikistan , Dushanbe . Dr S Jaishankar also attended Shanghai Cooperation Organization ( SCO ), the Foreign Ministers of the important nations which are involved in meeting.

The discussion of SCO was how to ensure peace in Afghanistan once influence of Taliban will grow.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ decision to call back US troops from Afghanistan has allowed Afghan Army’s influence to decrease and Taliban influence to grow which I expect will jeopardize already war torn country completely.

India’s Foreign Minister is keeping no stone unturned for ensuring peace for its long time friend, Afghanistan. He also had a long meeting with Russian counterpart Lorov before Tashkent meeting

Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar on Friday said that his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been fruitful.

S Jaishankar and Sergei Lavrov’s talks in Moscow reviewed the ongoing cooperation between the two countries on space, nuclear sector, energy and defense matters.

The two leaders also discussed international and regional issues such as Afghanistan, Iran and Syria.

S Jaishankar was on a three-day visit to Russia before he headed to Dushambe and Tashkent.

He said, “Many things are changing in the world. Some already and some due to the result of the corona pandemic. But despite this, the relations between India and Russia have remained unshakable. Both countries have contributed to global peace, security and stability. “

Russian help appreciated

In a joint press conference with Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, S Jaishankar said, “I think what makes working with us so natural and comfortable is our belief in a multipolar world. Two countries in the 21st century This is a very natural process for the formation of relationships. We see it as an image of this.”

“Our time-tested and trust-based relationship is not only on the right track but also remains strong and continues to grow.”

Along with this, he also appreciated the Russian help to India during the second wave of Corona epidemic.

S Jaishankar said, “India has now become a partner of Russia in the use and production of the Sputnik V vaccine. And we believe that this is not only good for our two countries but it will also have a positive impact on the rest of the world.”

“Most of our discussions were on reviewing the progress of ongoing cooperation in many areas. We have made significant progress.”

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He said, “A new dimension that has been added to our relations is that the Foreign and Defense Ministers have agreed on 2+2 talks. We think we should do it sometime later this year. “

The External Affairs Minister said, “We are satisfied with the overall development of our relations. There is a lot of cooperation between us on space, nuclear sector, energy and defense matters. Kundakulam Nuclear Power Plant is on track.”

He said that Russia is India’s real and most powerful partner in the space sector.

“Our cooperation in the energy sector has grown significantly in the last few years. We have agreed to cooperate in the oil and gas sector and this is reflected in some new potential investments and long-term commitments,” he said.

“Cooperation on military technology in the defense sector. I would like to say that Russia’s interest in the Make in India program has strengthened our cooperation in the industrial sector.”

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Important agreement between Russia and India between China and China discussion on Afghanistan

There was a discussion between the two leaders regarding connectivity, especially the North-South Corridor. S Jaishankar said, “Overall our sentiment towards economic cooperation and partnership in the field of science and technology was very positive.”

There was also a discussion about Afghanistan between the two leaders.

He said, “We have a lot of attention on Afghanistan because it has a direct impact on regional security. If you look inside and around Afghanistan, we think what needs to be done quickly is in the violence. have to decrease.”

“It is important for India and Russia that we work together to maintain the progress that has been made in the economic, democratic and social spheres in Afghanistan. Both India and Russia seek an independent, sovereign, unified and democratic Afghanistan. Committed to taking it.”

Ratnesh Dwivedi
Ratnesh Dwivedi
Prof (Dr) Ratnesh Dwivedi Award-winning Academic/NASA Certified Educator/Interdisciplinary Scientist/Awarded Sec,Intel & Def Expert/Peace Prize Winner