The Great Game appears to have taken a couple of somersaults in Afghanistan. The announcement of Mullah Omar’s death, apparently two years ago in April 2013, is a pointer towards this.
The most obvious consequence of this will be the weakening of the Taliban. Omar was no ordinary leader. He was the Amir-ul-Momineen, or the commander of the faithful, and accepted as such by the various factions of the Taliban camp, the Haqqani network and al Qaeda.