The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on August 15, 2021 after the US hasty withdrawal has created innumerable challenges for India strategically of the former. New Delhi in the presence of the US in last 20 years invested USD $3 billion in Afghanistan aimed at enhancing its geo-economics and geo-political gains getting access to Central Asia and encircling Pakistan. The tumultuous and irresponsible pullout of the US troops stunned India. New Delhi, in Afghanistan’s scenario, appears to be the most isolated country in the region, the latter is exceedingly wary of an increasingly influence of China and Pakistan in the country. India conceives both Beijing and Islamabad as arch-rivals. Intriguingly, the Taliban are fascinated by forging better ties with both China and Pakistan that further intensifies the worries of New Delhi. The Taliban in their recent statement regarding Kashmir categorically said that they would raise voice for Kashmiri Muslims. The statement of Taliban for Kashmir Muslims has jolted the Midi’s regime. The Taliban regime would have spill over effects on Kashmir. This, paper, thus, would analyse India’s growing reservations and uncertainties over the Taliban takeover of the country damaging its geo-political and geo-economic gains, soft power and making the country isolated in the region.
2.The dilemma of economic loss
3.Indian declined Soft Power
4.Obstacles in Access to Central Asia
5.Imminent Terrorism Threats