Afghanistan: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan in New Delhi

Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan in New Delhi – This was the first ever investment summit in India for another country. External Affairs Minister, S M Krishna while addressing the Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan in New Delhi assured that India will continue to follow its vision of stabilizing Afghanistan through trade, investment and regional ..

Conference of ministers of the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries starts in Kabul

Conference of ministers of the ‘Heart of Asia’ countries began in Kabul, Afghanistan Delegations of 15 ‘Heart of Asia’ countries and the countries supporting Istanbul Process along with regional and international organizations are taking part in the conference Countries favoring the Istanbul Process are United States, Britain, Canada, Japan, Egypt and Germany along with several ..

Afghanistan to use Iran’s ‘Chabahar port’ for shipments & trade

Afghanistan and Iran inked an agreement which will permit Afghanistan to use Iran’s south-eastern Chabahar port for shipments and trade. Why Afghanistan needs to use port of Iran? Afghanistan is a landlocked country thus it needs to use Iran’s port for its shipments and trade. Strategic location of Chabahar port Chah Bahar is Iran’s southernmost ..

Barak Obama makes surprise visit to Afghanistan; US, Afghan sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

The US President Barak Obama arrived in Afghanistan capital Kabul, on a surprise visit. US President Barak Obama and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai have signed historic Strategic Partnership Agreement outlining cooperation between the two countries after withdrawal of all international forces in 2014. The agreement marks the beginning of the end of a war against ..

India’s Contribution to Afghanistan

Recently, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sealed a strategic partnership which will include help from New Delhi to train Afghan security forces as international troops prepare to head home in 2014. Here is a quick Factsheet on India-Afghan Relations: India has had good relations with most of the governments that ..

China-Afghanistan Relations

The Afghanistan government of Hamid Karzai and China established a formal diplomatic relationship in late 2001 shortly after the collapse of the Taliban regime. Afghan President Hamid Karzai visited China for the first time in 2002. He later made some more official visits, the most recent in March 2010. Former Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai visited ..

India – Afghanistan: Strategic Partnership Agreement Signed

India and Afghanistan have signed the following agreements recently: Agreement on Strategic Partnership between India and Afghanistan MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Development of Hydrocarbons MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Mineral Resources Development Objective of the SPA (Strategic Partnership Agreement) signed at Hyderabad House in New Delhi is to reinforce security ..

Implications of Rabbani’s Assassination

Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani was a leader of Jamiat-e Islami Afghanistan and former President of Afghanistan. He served as President from 1992–1996, but later was forced to leave Kabul because of the Taliban takeover of the city. Afghanistan saw his comeback in 2001. He was assassinated on 20th September 2011. He was the head of Afghanistan ..