If we don't get more planes hijacked and brought into Kandahar, I'd consider that a win.A new normal is fast approaching. India will struggle against Pakistan's and China's impending strategic assimilation of Afghanistan. Even the Iranians are throwing their weight behind this grand strategy, if only to counter US influence. India is alone and isolated in the "occasional ego massages from Pompeo" club.
India has now lost Afghanistan in an official and overt sense. The minute Abdullah Abdullah (a staunch anti-Pakistan agent) set foot in Pakistan recently to discuss the peace process was the final nail in India's expansionist agenda's coffin.According some Pakistanis here India has lost Afghanistan, India never had any influence in Afghanistan, but yet India is capable of using Afghan soil