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  • 12 March, 2021

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India Not Part of Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference

Russia has planned to hold a Troika-plus-Pakistan conference on Afghanistan in Moscow, Russia.

About the Troika-plus-Pakistan Conference:

  • Troika-plus-Pakistan meeting involves consultations between the US, Russia, China, Pakistan along with the representatives of the Afghanistan government, Taliban, and other senior Afghan leaders.
  • The meeting is expected to discuss ways to assist in advancing the intra-Afghan talks in Doha.
  • It aims to reduce the level of violence and to end the armed conflict in Afghanistan.

Why was India excluded from the conference?

  • Troika process is an already established mechanism.
  • There was no deliberate attempt to leave India out of the proposed talks on Afghanistan.

Doha Peace Accord:

  • Taliban has made a commitment to not allow terrorists to use Afghan territory to mount attacks on the US and its allies.
  • The US has made an agreement to pull out troops.
  • But this is only if the Taliban agrees to a permanent ceasefire.
  • Russia's strategy included regional players such as Iran, China and several Central Asian states.

Source: TH


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