A Case Study on The Security Challenges and Counterterrorism Strategies in The India-Afghanistan Relations from 2001 To 2014


  • Prof. Babusona Roy Department of Political Science, Ramananda College, Bishnupur under Bankura University




Instability, Spillover, Economic Cooperation, Stabilizing, Obstacles, Counterterrorism, Relationship and Investigated


In this research paper, I have thoroughly described about the topic “A Case Study on The Security Challenges and Counterterrorism Strategies in The India-Afghanistan Relations from 2001 To 2014”. Between the years 2001 and 2014, the relationship between India and Afghanistan was marked by substantial security issues. These challenges were principally caused by terrorism and instability in Afghanistan, which were primarily fuelled by the insurgency of the Taliban. Because India is a neighboring country, it was very worried about the possible spillover consequences that may result from terrorism and unrest throughout the area. Afghanistan remained unstable and posed a continuing danger to the security of the area, even though the Taliban rule was overthrown by the invasion led by the United States after the attacks of September 11, 2001. India's strategy for resolving these difficulties consisted of a multi-pronged approach that included political engagement, economic cooperation, and measures to enhance the ability of Afghan security forces. The Istanbul Process and the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process are two examples of regional and international efforts that were undertaken with the intention of stabilizing Afghanistan. India had a significant part in both initiatives. Nevertheless, despite these efforts, the security situation in Afghanistan remained uncertain, and India continued to face threats from terrorist groups that were operating from inside Afghan territory. When these obstacles were present, the relationship between India and Afghanistan saw substantial alterations. These transformations included increasing collaboration and engagement, which were driven by common strategic goals. These interests included counterterrorism, energy security, and regional influence. In addition to shedding light on the difficulties and ongoing efforts that are necessary to solve these problems and promote stability in the area, the time that is being investigated provides unique insights into the security dynamics that are defining the relationship between India and Afghanistan.


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How to Cite

Roy, B. (2024). A Case Study on The Security Challenges and Counterterrorism Strategies in The India-Afghanistan Relations from 2001 To 2014. RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary, 9(6), 261–266. https://doi.org/10.31305/rrijm.2024.v09.n06.032