Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan 2021: Impact on India

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Our SF Generals and MoD should see this.

And do some brainstorming about what went wrong.
Every single piece of equipment you see in the above pictures are from china. It seems chinese have now start to pour serious money and equipment into taliban.
 

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Every single piece of equipment you see in the above pictures are from china. It seems chinese have now start to pour serious money and equipment into taliban.
China has clearly chosen its side and thats the Taliban. We all saw Taliban leaders meetiing with Chinese FM and now China providing weapons and gear to the Taliban.

And India? still in muddy waters...still no clear cut policy on Afghanistan.
 

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China has clearly chosen its side and thats the Taliban. We all saw Taliban leaders meetiing with Chinese FM and now China providing weapons and gear to the Taliban.

And India? still in muddy waters...no clear cut policy on Afghanistan.
We never had one
 

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China has clearly chosen its side and thats the Taliban. We all saw Taliban leaders meetiing with Chinese FM and now China providing weapons and gear to the Taliban.

And India? still in muddy waters...no clear cut policy on Afghanistan.
What can we do?

The bulk of our army is deployed against china. To sustain our current deployments against the chinese we had to sign a ceasefire with pakistan as the cost of maintaining two hot borders in form of men material and money was too much for us to bear.

This combined with the factor that we share no border with Afghanistan leaves us with few choices to influence afghanistan.
 

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What can we do?

The bulk of our army is deployed against china. To sustain our current deployments against the chinese we had to sign a ceasefire with pakistan as the cost of maintaining two hot borders in form of men material and money was too much for us to bear.

This combined with the factor that we share no border with Afghanistan leaves us with few choices to influence afghanistan.
If Taliban comes to power than we can say goodbye to our influence and goodwill on Afghanistan. Last time Taliban was in power one of our Aeroplane got hijacked.

What kind of ceasefire is this? with infiltrations on daily basis and now with drones.

China do share a border with Afghanistan which is 76 kms long and thats why it seems to be concerned as situation in occupied Xinjiang can go volatile.Thats why so much hobnobbing with the Talibanis.
 

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If things go as per plan, soon some more advanced defence systems from India will land in Afghanistan. This may include anti aircraft missiles to mine protected vehicles etc.
I doubt whether any meaningful progress will be made without large collateral damage. Islamic militias have been known to use "civilian" population as cover. Quite a few of the civilians themselves are hardcore supporters.
Islamists use terror and indoctrination to ensure compliance from civilians. They also excel at showing collateral damage as war crimes by those they are fighting against.

Unless those opposing Islamists are willing to swallow the bitter pill of large collateral damage, they may not stand a chance.
 

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I doubt whether any meaningful progress will be made without large collateral damage. Islamic militias have been known to use "civilian" population as cover. Quite a few of the civilians themselves are hardcore supporters.
Islamists use terror and indoctrination to ensure compliance from civilians. They also excel at showing collateral damage as war crimes by those they are fighting against.

Unless those opposing Islamists are willing to swallow the bitter pill of large collateral damage, they may not stand a chance.
The change is slow but sure.
 

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Looks like they are creating a scenario(real or a red herring) for resumption of hostilities against India and Indian interests within Afghanistan and beyond.

If IAF assets are indeed being used to target Taliban on Afghan soil then this is a major major departure from our hands off approach so far.

Has there been any denial from our side to these charges made by Taliban?

Looks more like a case of using Indian supplied attack helicopters to cull Talifags.
 

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