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The Way Ahead for India-Afghanistan Relations

Afghanistan and India have a close and longstanding relationship, but how can they shape their shared future amid rapidly evolving regional dynamics? As Afghanistan struggles with a renewed insurgency and international efforts for a peace process appear to be falling through, how can India continue to exercise a steadying and constructive influence? This paper examines the influence of the India-Afghanistan bilateral relationship as well its wider regional context, and articulates a vision for a peaceful Afghanistan. Its observations reflect the insights and suggestions shared during an India-Afghanistan dialogue hosted in March 2016 by the Observer Research Foundation and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung in New Delhi.

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