Afghanistan takeover by Taliban: How it will impact Asian countries

How South Asian countries could see intensified terrorism with the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban. How it will affect the national security of South Asian Countries.

Amal

New Delhi

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has certain implications for the South Asian countries. These South Asian countries have to consider both formal dialogues and strategic shifts in their foreign policies.

          The world is currently witnessing Afghanistan and the current scenarios happening there. People are running for their life’s in Afghanistan. With the reign of 46th American president Joe Biden, the United States begin to draw down troops after a two-decade-long mission in Afghanistan, the country along with the rest of South Asian countries faces a new challenge in the form of the Taliban.

 In brief, what changes will the Taliban government bring to the rest of Asia? Especially in the countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka etc. For a decade India has had no major terrorist and internal security challenge from the neighbouring countries, However, now there is an emergency. It looks like to challenge India’s security.

. Most probably with the capture of Afghanistan, now Taliban may provide a safe shelter for terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, Al – Qaeda Indian subcontinent branch etc. In brief, what changes will the Taliban government bring to the rest of Asia? Especially in the countries like India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka etc. For a decade India has had no major terrorist and internal security challenge from the neighbouring countries, However, now there is an emergency. It looks like to challenge India’s security.

  According to the Indian Embassy in Kabul, the Trade terms of both India and Afghanistan were on good terms. But now a troubled Afghanistan means a troubled Asia. Afghanistan is rich in natural resources including some rare minerals and hydrocarbons. With In the current scenario in Afghanistan, the Indian economy may not impact soon, but in the future, it can affect the Indian economy.

            That is why the Indian government is not saying anything at least for the time being about the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban. India is concerned about its security and India will have to rework its engagement strategy in Afghanistan.

                 Other than India, Bangladesh faces high risk. Bangladesh is already amid a re-the emergence of Fundamentalist Islamic nationalism which began in early 2010. The execution of the Awami league governments Jamaat A Islami’s Islamist leaders. This execution has created a huge backlash from Islamist organisations.

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 The likelihood of Taliban in Afghanistan is increasing alongside the demand for Islamic ideology and nationalism in Bangladesh where millions of Rohingya refugees are still living within borders. This is why the ministry of Foreign affairs, Bangladesh says “ The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will have an impact on South Asia and beyond”.

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                     According to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says “Bangladesh would be happy to continue to work with the people of Afghanistan

.                    The Maldives is also having a similar situation to India and Bangladesh. The recent terrorist attack against former president Mohammed

Pakistan and China are the two South Asian countries that support the Taliban Publicly. Pakistan likes to see the Taliban gain hold of Afghan security, including the country’s national intelligence service and national directorate of security. This is the same situation of China also.

          Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar are the other countries that face a similar situation to India And Bangladesh is facing now. All these countries are tight-lipped and closely watching the situation in Afghanistan.