Indo-Afghan Ties in the Post 9/11 Period: Effects on Pakistan


  • Amir Jan Department of Political Studies, Lasbela University Uthal, Balochistan
  • Muhammad Hassan Senior Research Fellow, National Institute of Historical and Cultural Research (NIHCR), Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Yasir Ali Lecturer, Department of History and Civilization Studies, BZU, Multan.


India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Cars, Taliban


The paper describes the Indo-Afghan ties after 9/11 and its economic and political effects on Pakistan. The post 9/11 period witnessed extremely mature and cordial relations between India and Afghanistan. Moreover, India has been helping Afghanistan politically, socially and economically. Thus, the Indian unconditional support to Afghans has opened the door for India to assure its presence anywhere in Afghanistan. On the other hand, the presence of India in Afghanistan has hurt Pakistan badly since India uses the Afghan soil to create political unrest and instability in Pakistan by supporting the anti-Pakistan elements within Pakistan. Thus, the region would be in lose-lose situation which is neither in the favor of Pakistan nor it benefits the Indo-Afghan ties.
The paper addresses the question, what are the policy options for Pakistan to discourage Indian covert activities from Afghan soil. Moreover, the paper is qualitative in nature, is based on critical analysis and investigation of different facts.


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Jan, A., Hassan, M. ., & Ali, M. Y. (2023). Indo-Afghan Ties in the Post 9/11 Period: Effects on Pakistan . Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(2), 167-176. Retrieved from