The struggle for 'space' in Afghanistan in future will not merely be between the Taliban and the moderate Ashraf Ghani-Abdullah Abdullah government but also involve other militant groups like Islamic State, who could pose serious threats to Indian interests, writes V Balachandran.
Afghan foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah was a close associate of legendary Tajik fighter Ahmad Shah Masood. A qualified doctor, the soft-spoken Abdullah carries a strong message. He spoke to Outlook in Washington. Excerpts: