The landlocked phenomenon

Transit access to the landlocked state of Afghanistan has been a point of geostrategic debate for long. Especially, enabling it to trade with India via Pakistan’s territory becomes an integral part of power politics. This is where the pivot lies, too. The issue surfaced again as Prime Minister Imran Khan met a high-powered Afghan delegation under Interim Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi on a three-day visit to Islamabad. The request to allow Kabul to receive wheat supply from Delhi via Pakistan found a listening ear, and the prime minister promised to look at its modalities in all generosity. This is proactive diplomacy and shuns politics of repulsion. It also underlines the farsighted approach and consciousness of Islamabad to cultivate its geo-economics nexus in all sincerity in the larger regional interest.

The Afghan emissaries got a debriefing too in person from the prime minister, and the dependability of the southwest…

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