1 August 2013


Dr Gareth Price

Senior Research Fellow, Asia-Pacific Programme


This paper maps out the manner in which India engages with Afghanistan economically, politically and socially.

  • Afghanistan's stability is important for India's own security but, since 9/11 India was side-lined from many Western-led discussions regarding the country. 
  • Following the announcement that 2014 would mark the end of large-scale Western troop deployment many Indian policy-makers have felt somewhat vindicated in their parallel bilateral engagement with Afghanistan.
This paper is the second in a series considering India's foreign policy. Project on India.