Nandni Mahajan speaks with Cmde C Uday Bhaskar (retd), Director, SPS on Afghanistan: What does the future hold? | SAM Conversation

Aug 23, 2021

In a dramatic and unexpected turn of events, the Taliban seized power   in Kabul on Sunday (August 15)  even  the USA scrambled to 'exit' from Afghanistan

The current situation looks grim with visuals and news stories coming in of thousands of Afghans and foreign nationals  wanting to leave  Kabul  while  the Taliban seeks  to impose Sharia law. 

Post 9/11, the international community led by the USA  invested billions of dollars  in Afghanistan  in both the development and security sector, to help it make the transition to a democracy 
However all that effort and the assets created were  washed away in a week.  

In this SAM conversation,  Commodore Uday Bhaskar reviews  the unfolding human tragedy in Afghanistan, the  domestic politics of Kabul ,  regional geo-politics, the implications for India   and what the near future holds for Afghanistan.