South Asia and Beyond

Afghan Dam Diplomacy: India’s Aid, Taliban & The Peace Process

NEW DELHI: India and Afghanistan have signed a nearly $ 300 million agreement to build the Shahtoot Dam to provide drinking water to about 2 million residents of Kabul and irrigate 4,000 hectares of land. In a virtual summit, external affairs minister Dr S. Jaishankar and his Afghan counterpart Mohammed Haneef Atmar signed the MoU in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani.

Ambassador Amar Sinha, India’s former Envoy to Afghanistan discusses the latest in India’s over $3 billion development aid to Afghanistan with StratNews Global Associate Editor Amitabh P. Revi. The former National Security Advisory Board member also talks about India and the peace process, the U.S. review of the Taliban deal, Pakistan and the road ahead.

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