Afghanistan`s Vision for Peace: A Meeting with the President of ES Mohammad Ashraf Ghani [the keynote speaker]. (June 11, 2020). The Atlantic Council`s South Asia Centre and the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. United States.www.atlanticcouncil.org/event/afghanistans-vision-for-peace-a-conversation-with-h-h-e-president-mohammad-ashraf-ghani/ India should work with the Taliban to abandon extremism in Afghanistan: Former NSA Shivshan menon. (2019, January 26). The New Indian Express. www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2019/jan/26/india-should-engage-with-taliban-to-give-up-extremism-in-afghanistan-former-nsa-shivshankar-menon-1930416.html But no anti-failure can protect itself from an impetuous and impatient American president. “If the U.S. withdrew its [funding], as the Soviets cut off Najibullah`s government in 1989,” Schroden says, “the government wouldn`t last very long, unless another outside donor stepped in, which seems unlikely.” Even with continued financial support, without the US The ANSF`s ability to arrest an encouraged Taliban long enough to negotiate a ceasefire agreement is questionable, especially if Taliban leaders delay talks. A Taliban commander in Wardak district, Day Mirdad, who is named Keramatullah, confirmed this. Before the Doha agreement, “we suffered a lot from airstrikes,” he said by phone.
“So we`re less stressed than before.” Since there is no U.S. air support to stop the attacks, he said, “We can spend a lot of time fighting.” While the Taliban`s proxy status remains the main stimulus in their relations with India, New Delhi`s concerns about the taliban`s flood of attacks on Afghan security forces – despite the signing of the peace agreement – and the group`s unwillingness to declare a lasting ceasefire are also confirmed. . . .