Since independence India has not been in a better position to hold a friendly dialogue with a 'genuine' Afghan government. Taliban or its derivative is a reality, which will govern Afghanistan in foreseeable future. Taking lead in engaging with them might be a better option than waiting.
"Afghanistan has always been a simmering pot of tribal violence. The militias of the various tribal factions did not come to the rescue of ANDSF primarily because the regime was also the most corrupt, inefficient, and unable to govern. Tribal affinities, loyalties and habits die hard."
"US withdrawal from Afghanistan, at this stage, is considered to be at cross-purpose of its long term and strategic objective. It has not only conceded space to China in Afghanistan but also aided China to move one step further towards its objective of Global supremacy."