India Looks to Afghanistan’s "Year of Transition"

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    Contributor: Chinmaya R. Gharekhan
    Dec 19, 2013

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai recently returned from a four-day visit to New Delhi, his fifth such visit in three years, his thirteenth during his tenure as president.  India was also the first country with which Afghanistan signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement, in 2011.  Clearly, from both the Afghan and Indian perspectives, these are ties that are meant to bind.

    In this month’s U.S.-India Insight, we examine how India and the United States can enhance their converging strategic interests in Afghanistan with even greater levels of consultation and cooperation.