Taliban officials from Afghanistan will participate in a course by the Ministry of External Affairs which will be conducted by IIM-Kozhikode. This is being seen as a significant development in the Indo-Afghan relations under the Taliban.
The online course is a part of the extensive Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme under the foreign ministry and is open to nationals of various countries, including Afghanistan.
The programme – An Indian Immersion – will be held online from March 14 to March 17 and according to the ITEC website, it is designed for “cross-sectoral foreign delegates to develop a deeper understanding of India’s business environment, cultural heritage, and regulatory ecosystem”.
The ITEC, instituted in 1964, is one of the oldest and the leading capacity-building platforms by the MEA and its programmes have seen the enrollment of over 200,000 officials from more than 160 countries.
According to Reuters, the Taliban has signed a breakthrough deal with Russia for discounted oil, gas, and wheat as a result of weeks of discussion in Moscow.
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