Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA

As India and Russia find common ground in Afghanistan, China watches shifting alliances closely

  • Moscow and New Delhi have a shared interest in ensuring the Taliban keeps its promise to prevent terrorism taking root after US withdrawal
  • India may also see engagement with Russia as the best way to expand its influence in Afghanistan, in theory countering rivals China and Pakistan

Topic |   Afghanistan after the US withdrawal
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo: EPA
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