More Cooperation, More Terror? Enhanced Kabul-New Delhi Military Ties, Increasing Taliban Attacks, and the Role of Pakistan

Wolf, Siegfried O.

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Abstract

Afghanistan is once again facing a deteriorating security situation. In Helmand, the country’s largest province, the Taliban were able to make significant inroads and seriously challenge Afghan security forces. To make the situation even worse, the military successes of the Jihadist insurgent groups come at a time when the national government suffers from internal conflicts, deepening the existing rift between Afghanistan’s leading political figures, President Abdullah Abdullah and the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani. Considering the resurgence of the Jihadist insurgents and the fragile domestic political structure, New Delhi offered Kabul “full support for boosting Afghanistan’s defence capabilities to preserve its unity and territorial integrity”.

Document type: Working paper
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2016
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 4 April 2017
Number of Pages: 4
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
Controlled Subjects: Pakistan, Terrorismus
Uncontrolled Keywords: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indien, Jihadismus, Taliban, IS / Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Jihadism, Taliban, IS
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Pakistan
Series: Subjects > SADF Comment
Volume: 30
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