Taliban being collateral damage
The end of Al Qaeda and its subsidiary groups was brought about and with it came the presence of a civilian government which delivered the people from the hands of the Taliban’s oppressive regime. The reconstruction of Afghanistan began in earnest and in this India became embedded as a reliable and responsible partner given its centuries of affiliation with the people of that country. Successive US presidents have been vocal about their troop’s departure from Afghanistan.
Former president Barack Obama ordered an increase in troops but also announced a withdrawal by 2014, leaving the responsibility to his successor Donald Trump who announced the US withdrawal by May 1 this year.