India-Afghanistan Current Affairs, GK & News

India-Taliban to meet at Moscow-format meeting

India and Taliban are set to meet face-to-face at the “Moscow Format” meeting which will be hosted by Russia on October 20, 2021. Key Points India and Taliban meeting is expected to focus on formation of an inclusive government and security situation in Afghanistan. Meeting will be participated by India, Afghanistan, Iran, USA, Pakistan, China ..

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India conducts first meeting with Taliban

According to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), its Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal, met the head of the Taliban’s political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, on August 31, 2021. Highlights With this meeting, the Government of India has softened its stance on the Taliban. Indian security officials and diplomats already understood to have engaged ..

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India announced new visa for Afghans

Union Ministry of Home affairs (MHA) has announced a new category of visa for Afghans on August 17, 2021. Key Points MHA took this decision in the aftermath of prevailing situation in Afghanistan. A new category of electronic visa has been announced to fast-track their applications for entry into India. This electronic visa is dubbed ..

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UNSC against restoration of Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has declared that it is against the restoration of Islamic emirate in Afghanistan. Key Points UNSC expressed its deep concern over high levels of violence in war-torn Afghanistan following the Taliban stepping up its military offensive. Ministration of UNSC is seen by most of its members as a better alternative ..

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Maldives’ Foreign Minister elected as UNGA President

Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, was elected as new President of UN General Assembly (UNGA). Key Points Abdulla Shahid won against Afghanistan’s former foreign minister Zalmai Rassoul with three-fourth majority. He fetched 143 votes while Rassoul got 48 votes out of 191 votes polled. Maldives will occupy office of President of UNGA for the ..

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