India may lose the most as Taliban’s rise tips the scales: David Devadas

(David Devadas is the author of The Story of Kashmir and The Generation of Rage in Kashmir. The column first appeared in The Quint on August 25, 2021)

 

  • The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has drastically changed the global power dynamic. India could turn out to be the biggest potential victim of this change. In a nutshell, Pakistan has won Afghanistan. Some key players, including acting President Amrullah Saleh, are resisting the Taliban from the Panjshir valley in the north, but some in India’s security set-up are not confident that they will be able to successfully pull together. One must hope they will, for a fully empowered Taliban could be disastrous, for both Afghan citizens and India…

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