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Afghan dilemma for China, India

The two regional giants are expected to play a major role as Western forces withdraw from Afghanistan.

Mr Ghani and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the 4th Ministerial Conference of Istanbul Process of Afghanistan in Beijing in October. China seems ready to play a larger role in Afghanistan than before.


AS the West exits Afghanistan, neighbours are recalibrating their responses. Two regional powers, China and India, have yet to cooperate substantively on Afghanistan. After months of tortuous negotiations, Afghan presidential candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani signed a