Tajikistan: Russia Angling for Return to Tajik-Afghan Frontier

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  1. Ray

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    Given the sensitivity of the US Russian relations and the erstwhile Soviet Republics being chary of Russian presence, would it be correct to have an international force to ensure that there is no adverse effect of the Afghanistan war spreading to adjoining regions?

    If indeed it spreads, what will be the repercussions internationally in general and for India, in particular?
     
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    It may be political ambition for some in Russia, however, the concerns about the flow of drugs and narcotics from Afghanistan into Tajikistan and eventually into Russia, are genuine.

    Russia would be better off not to get involved into another quagmire like what the USSR did in 1979, i.e., to send forces into Afghanistan to assist the DRA government and DRA army.

    Since NATO and Russia have more areas of convergence, a multinational force is what one should look at if it involves entering Afghan territory and carrying out operations. If Russia has to go it alone, it should stay on the north of the Tajik-Afghan border. Said that, Russia should be back on the Tajik turf.

    Just my two cents.
     
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