India Woos Afghanistan as Influence Wanes

May 22, 2011

Can New Delhi protect its strategic interests and keep Kabul on its side in an unfriendly and volatile neighbourhood?

Prime Minister Singh used his recent Kabul visit to announce $500-million in additional Indian aid for Afghanistan. The premiere also expressed a desire to broaden a strategic partnership. The details have not been worked out, but they seem, as do most aspects of Indian-Afghan relations these days, up to Kabul to dictate.

This article first appeared on the Eurasia Foundation website.