Two days ago, Afghanistan marked its 101st Independence Day. Over the course of this 24-hour window meant to feature celebrations and patriotic displays, 75 separate attacks ravaged 22 different provinces of the country.
Ustad Mohammad Hussain Sarahang and the Bamiyan Buddhas are symbols of India-Afghan connect. Sources: https://oriental-traditional-music.blogspot.com/2018/10/ustad-mohammad-hussain-khan-sar-auhang.html and Wikimedia Commons.
The UAE’s leadership has calculated that the looming threat of Iranian aggression outweighs the possible backlash at this (UAE-Israeli) diplomatic coup at home and in regional conclaves such as GCC and the Arab League.
If the news that Iran wants to drop India from its Chabahar-Zahedan rail project to favour China is true, then it is as good (rather, bad) as shooting Iran shooting itself in the foot and prove to set in motion the beginning of its downfall.