The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and by Kallol Bhattacharjee

By Kallol Bhattacharjee

Afghanistan is without doubt one of the pulse issues of the violent and insidiously interconnected conflicts that grip South Asia at the present time. on the top of the Soviet profession of Afghanistan, a fancy multinational international relations had proposed developing a coalition executive in Kabul as an answer to the Afghan challenge . whilst either side labored at the coalition, the U.S. took steps that India thought of a stab within the again . Rajiv Gandhi, who performed a vital part during this international relations, reacted by means of becoming a member of palms with President Najibullah of Afghanistan, which ultimately wrecked the possibilities of the coalition. apparently, US ambassador John Gunther Dean blamed his state for letting down Rajiv Gandhi.
General Zia-ul-Haq of Pakistan queered the pitch by way of going opposed to the Geneva Accord of 14 April 1988, which required him to finish offer of guns to the mujahideen in trade for Soviet withdrawal. presently after, common Zia died in a mysterious air crash, complicating the Afghan litter.
Relying at the reputable papers that Dean gathered among 1985 and 1988, and conversations with Ronen Sen, Rajiv Gandhi s diplomatic aide in the course of these an important years, Kallol Bhattacherjee investigates the an important years which may have replaced the process the quarter s blood-soaked history.

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