Pakistan, China, Russia embrace Taliban. What India must do

An extremist group is back in power in Afghanistan. However, many countries, including Pakistan, China, and Russia are legitimising the bloody coup mounted by the Taliban. While many western nations continue to be critical of the Taliban, how should immediate neighbour India react to their return to the throne? In case Delhi tries to normalise relations with Taliban, will such efforts be in vain given their proximity to Islamabad? Should India take an aggressive position on the issue? Vikram Sood, former chief of India's intelligence agency R&AW (Research & Analysis Wing), and Sushant Sareen, Senior Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation discuss Delhi's options with Aditi Prasad, senior editor at Hindustan Times.