India in Afghanistan, Conflict, and role of Pakistan and Taliban

India in Afghanistan, Conflict, and role of Pakistan  Taliban and China

The international policy and regional strategy of the last two decades have been a great challenge for Pakistan. After 9/11, and as a result of the war in Afghanistan, international powers began to view Pakistan exclusively as "global Islamic terrorism."

As a result, a technical shift in US policy began in 2008, mainly due to India's lobbying in Washington, when Richard Holbrooke, President Obama's special envoy to the region, joined Pakistan to join the club in Afghanistan. Were done They started using the word "F-Pak". A common policy is needed for the "war on terror" in the region. This was a set back for Pakistan,s image, and aspiration on the global stage.

The most concrete step in this direction came on May 30, 2018, when the then Secretary of Defense (Jim Mattis) announced that the Pentagon's Pacific Command had been renamed the "Indo-Pacific Command." With this, India got a big role. In the Pacific theatre, in an effort to involve and compete with China.

To make matters worse, it has been reported that the Chinese are increasing their influence (and military presence) across the Indian Ocean (including Gwadar), which poses no real challenge or intervention from India. In fact, many areas near India (such as Sri Lanka) are places where the Chinese have made long-term investments and exercised control, which could lead to a blockade of the Indian Navy.

Although China and India peacefully resolved the issue through diplomatic and military channels. But it pushes India where it belongs. It is a setback for American influence in South Asia and China has shown his muscle in numerous places such as the South China sea and Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, the Afghanistan peace process of the United States with the Taliban has minimized the role of India in Afghanistan. Pakistan's role in the peace process is important and appreciated worldwide.
Pakistan is also playing a major role in the peace process because China doesn't want any conflict in the region which pushes back the CPEC project. Pakistan's internal security concerns as well as its global image.

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