“India is believed to have joined Russia, the USA and Iran in a concerted front against Afghanistan’s Taliban regime. Military sources in Delhi, claim that the opposition Northern Alliance’s capture of the strategic town of Bamiyan, was precipitated by the four countries’ collaborative effort. …Intelligence sources in Delhi said that while India, Russia and Iran were leading the anti-Taliban campaign on the ground, Washington was giving the Northern Alliance information and logistic support.”

 – Rahul Bedi, “India Joins Anti-Taliban Coalition,” Jane’s Intelligence Weekly, March 15, 2001