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Former Nepali Army chiefs' presence at Indian Army military conclave highlight fraternal ties

Several former chiefs of the Nepali Army have been invited by the Indian Army to a three-day military conclave that began on Thursday. Several former officials and serving chief of the Indian Army are scheduled to take part in the 8th edition of the Indian Army Chief’s Conclave and will deliberate on a range of key issues including ways to bolster the armed forces

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'Afghanistan cannot be allowed to become terror safe haven; Quad looks to the future': India, Australia after 2+2 talks

India and Australia concluded their 2+2 strategic talks in New Delhi between their Foreign and Defence Ministers, with both saying “we share very strong interests in ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for the breeding or the training of terrorists”

Indian concerned over Afghanistan situation, calls for 'inclusive dispensation'

Three days after the Taliban announced a cabinet with inadequate representation of ethnic minorities and minus any woman member, India Friday called for an “inclusive dispensation” in Afghanistan, representing all sections of society

Pakistan pushes for unfreezing Afghan assets abroad

The international community should not take steps that might lead to economic collapse in Afghanistan, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said, while calling for unfreezing Afghan assets blocked abroad

Iran takes a harder line towards Taliban; Pakistan influence a worry for Tehran

Two days after the Taliban announced its interim cabinet, Iran reiterated its call for the formation of an “inclusive” government in Afghanistan, saying that the past showed that non-inclusive government didn’t help achieve stability in the country

Unstable Afghanistan should not become a threat to its neighbouring countries: BRICS nations

The five-nation BRICS summit chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for settling the situation in Afghanistan through peaceful means

CIA director meets top officials in India, Pakistan over Afghan situation

In what is being perceived as intense efforts to prevent any security threat from Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in the future, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief visited India and Pakistan and deliberated with key officials, days after the Taliban unveiled its interim government that included several persons, including acting Prime Minister Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, who figure on the UN Security Council's terrorism blacklist

Taliban cabinet illegitimate, goes against popular will of people, says Afghan embassy in Delhi

A day after the Taliban announced its cabinet, with no representation of women and lack of adequate representation of ethnic minorities, Afghanistan’s embassy in New Delhi on Wednesday issued a statement in the name of the Afghan Foreign Ministry and “condemned” the announcement by the Taliban of its “so-called cabinet” as “illegitimate and unjustifiable”

Indian NSA meets top Russian, US security officials; Pakistan's role in Afghanistan discussed

The Taliban, which promised to recast themselves in a more moderate mold, failed when they named the Afghanistan cabinet, a top source Wednesday told NDTV after a high level inter-governmental consultation between Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Russian counterpart Nikolai Patrushev in New Delhi

Nepali man had gone missing while crossing the Mahakali river near the Nepal-India border using a cable

The Nepal government dispatched a diplomatic note to India last week days after a probe panel pointed figures at Indian border personnel in an incident of a missing Nepali youth, Nepali media reports said. Officially, the government has not confirmed the development

Modi to chair five-nation BRICS summit; Putin, Xi to attend; Afghanistan high on agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair the annual summit of the five-nation BRICS grouping on Thursday in a virtual format. The summit is expected to focus extensively on the situation in Afghanistan

Afghans in India get protection from summary deportation from India

In order to prevent possible local-level harassment of Afghan nationals, India's Home Ministry has taken away powers of the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office by which they could ask any Afghan national to leave India, NDTV said

US thanks Pakistan, India, among many nations for help in Afghan evacuation

The United States has thanked Pakistan and India among several countries including India for their "generous offers" to help in a variety of ways regarding the relocation efforts for at-risk Afghans during critical evacuation operations from Afghanistan

Pakistan PM rallies support for Taliban regime among Islamic countries

In a bid to ensure aid and drum up support for a financially stressed Taliban-ruled Afghanistan among the Islamic world, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has appealed to three Middle-East countries to stand by the Afghan people and help them economically

Nepal government warns protestors against anti-India protests

The Nepal government has warned protesters not to burn the effigy of the prime minister of the neighboring friendly country--without mentioning India and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-- as people burned the effigy of Modi days after a government panel indicated the role of Indian border forces in the incident of a missing--later found dead-- Nepali person

Bangladesh to formulate independent policy on Afghanistan

Bangladesh will decide its policy on Afghanistan independently, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momin said, adding the policy of India or Pakistan on the issue was not of much importance to his country.