China was active in Afghanistan ‘every day’ in 1980s. It wants the region’s mineral wealth


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Bhattarcherjee offered an alternative perspective of how Indian foreign policy works – through organic links such as people-to-people ties rather than other forms of hard power like the use of our security forces or weaponising trade and investments. An audience member pondered over whether Indian foreign policy is merely “reactive” or “inactive” when it comes to our immediate neighbourhood of Myanmar, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. New Delhi: Any New Delhi discussion on India’s neighbours inevitably comes down to government action—or inaction—when there is a domestic crisis in those countries. A panel discussion on Kallol Bhattacherjee’s book The Great Game in Afghanistan:...