However, all these attacks have not prevented India from continuing to press forward in Afghanistan. Critical conduit for India Afghanistan is India's gateway to energy-rich Central Asia. For the continued growth of the Indian economy.
On one hand, India faces regular attacks on its interests, while on the other hand it cannot afford to pull out of Afghanistan. India has deep economic interests in Afghanistan too.
It now faces a Hobson's choice in Afghanistan. On one hand, it can expect regular attacks on Indian interests, while on the other hand it cannot afford to pull out of that country.
In such a quagmire, what can New Delhi do? One thing that will not harm New Delhi's interests is to keep talking with Pakistan, as Islamabad retains a huge degree of influence in Afghanistan.
Modis visit to Kabul. There is a perception in Afghanistan that India may not go that far when it comes to Afghanistans quest for certain things including defence, Mr. Abdali said.
The recent attack of March 2 on the Indian consulate in the Afghan city of Jalalabad bears all the hallmarks of similar attacks carried out earlier on Indian missions in Afghanistan.
New Delhi is one of the biggest international donors in Afghanistan and has committed development assistance to the tune of 2bn to Kabul. This, among other things, has raised the hackles of anti-India elements in.
New Delhi is caught between a rock and a hard place in Afghanistan. Since, reducing its footprint in Afghanistan is not an option for New Delhi, India and Indians will have to be prepared for.
On the eve of the inauguration of the current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2014, the Indian consulate in Herat was attacked. The Indian consulate in Mazar-e-Sharif was hit earlier this year in.