18 July 2012
Post-2014 Afghanistan and India's Options
This policy brief examines the future of Afghanistan and suggests policy alternatives for India as Afghanistan gears up for the withdrawal of foreign forces by the end of 2014. India, with its last decade of constructive engagement in Afghanistan, has much at stake. The author argues that the prospect of Afghanistan ruled by a regressive regime that is amenable to Pakistan's strategy of expanding its strategic depth and denying any space to India, poses a challenge to India's continued efforts to bring development and prosperity to the Afghan people and strengthen the foundation of a democratic and liberal Afghanistan.
© 2012 Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)
Arvind Gupta, Ashok Behuria, Vishal Chandra, Smruti Pattanaik