NATO’s withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • Published
    30th Apr, 2021

GS-II: International Relations

  • Bilateral, Regional and Global Groupings and Agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.
Context

NATO has started the withdrawal of its mission from Afghanistan following a decision by President Joe Biden to bring U.S. forces home.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements about NATO

  1. Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty has only invoked once in the history against Al-Qaeda terror attack on USA.
  2. Their area of operation does not include cyberspace
  3. UNSC has overriding powers over NATO in restoring peace and stability

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

“NATO has fulfilled its objectives of secured nation states in the west, but with Asia now being at heart of world order, India should be frontrunner in evolving Shanghai Cooperation Organisation as Asian NATO”. Critically comment.

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