India's and Pakistan's Strategies in Afghanistan: Implications for the United States and the Region

Larry Hanauer
Peter Chalk
RAND Corporation
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India and Pakistan have very different visions for Afghanistan, and they seek to advance highly disparate interests through their respective engagements in the country. This paper reviews the countries’ interests in Afghanistan, how they have tried to further their interests, how Afghanistan navigates their rivalry, and the rivalry’s implications for U.S. and Indian policy.