Indo- Afghan Nexus: Implications for Pakistan (2001- 2014)

  • Muhammad Umair Zafar Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
  • Nazir Hussain Shah Lahore Garrison University
  • Tahira Parveen Lahore Garrison University, Lahore
  • Tayyaba Syed Virtual University of Pakistan, Lahore
Keywords: Indo-Afghan Nexus, Pak-Afghan Relations, Indo- Pak Rivalry.


Afghanistan, unlike India and Pakistan, has never been colonized throughout its history. People of Afghanistan have always enjoyed cordial relations with the people of undivided sub-continent. However, the creation of a new state ‘Pakistan’ was considered as both, a threat and a geo-graphical de linkage between the people of Afghanistan and India. Both Indo- Afghan strengthen their bi-lateral relations through the treaty of friendship 1950. On the contrary, Afghanistan was the only country to vote against Pakistan’s admission to United Nations Organization. Despite of lingual, cultural and religious ties, Pak- Afghan relations failed to form strong basis. Since the emergence of Pakistan, India has been engaged in derailing Pakistan’s stability and security through its multidimensional approaches. India’s aim to isolate Pakistan in its neighbors is a serious implication for Pakistan. Indian consulates in Kandahar and Jalalabad near the Pak- Afghan border have further raised serious concerns for Pakistan about the Indian presence in Afghanistan. The US war against terror campaign and Pakistan’s policy reversal against Taliban grew severe resentments among the Afghan Taliban against Pakistan. This article analyzes the Indian designs and its involvement in Afghanistan which directly affects the security and stability of Pakistan.

How to Cite
Muhammad Umair Zafar, Shah, N. H., Tahira Parveen, & Tayyaba Syed. (2021). Indo- Afghan Nexus: Implications for Pakistan (2001- 2014). AJSS, 4(4), 782-792. Retrieved from