It is becoming increasingly evident that US forces cannot be present in Afghanistan much longer. And in the light of this eventual development India must protect its billions of dollars worth of investments in the country and not to mention the tremendous amount of goodwill it has gained from the Afghan people. New Delhi and Kabul have enjoyed a decades long substantial friendship.
The deadline for the US to move out of Afghanistan was set in a February 2020 deal struck with the Taliban under former President Donald Trump. An eventual withdrawal is fraught with risk for the Afghan people who could be caught up again in the cold embrace of a violent civil-war.
"The question is how and in what circumstances do we meet that agreement that was made by President Trump to leave under a deal that looks like it's not being able to be worked out to begin with." Biden had said.
It is possible that Washington could play for time but Ronald Neumann, a former US ambassador to Kabul told Reuters, “If it is certain that we are going to leave, which will pull NATO (troops) out, too, no matter what, then it would, I think, trigger everybody arming for more war."