Indo-Afghan relations are developing with accelerated pace post 9/11. Indian
increasing involvement in Afghanistan is a matter of grave concern for
Pakistan. Indian investment in Afghanistan aims; to minimize Pakistan’s
influence in Afghanistan, to create a soft image of India in Afghanistan and to
access Central Asian Republic’s markets through Afghanistan. India is so far
being successful in all of its objectives. India is investing in political, economic
and social sectors in Afghanistan and successful in creating a soft image of
Indians in Afghans heart. Keeping in view this scenario, study of this situation
was a good case. India, Pakistan and Afghanistan all three have many
observations regarding each other and none of them accept it. Due to the
physical presence of United States in Afghanistan for more than a decade,
peace in the area is still a dream come true. Therefore, it was an interesting
study to understand the dynamics of Indo-Afghan relations and its implications
for Pakistan. Neo realism theory is applied in this study.
1-Sarwat Sultana Sami PhD Research Scholar, IR & Politics Department, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.2-Noor Fatima Acting Chairperson, IR & Politics Department, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.3-Syed Ali Shah Assistant Professor, Department of Pakistan Studies, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Mardan, KP, Pakistan.
Afghanistan, Economic, India, Investment, Pakistan, Political, Social