Directed By Modi, High-Level Group Formed For Monitoring Developments In Afghanistan: Sources


The Taliban has taken management of the Hamid Karzai worldwide airport in Kabul on Tuesday after the final US plane took off within the morning, marking an finish to the 20-year presence of the US in Afghanistan.

A high-level group comprising External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, NSA Ajit Doval and plenty of different senior officers is specializing in India’s speedy priorities in Afghanistan following the drawdown of American forces from the nation after 20 years of presence. Official sources mentioned on Tuesday that the group has been assembly frequently over the previous few days following a path from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India’s speedy priorities have been the protected return of the Indians nonetheless in Afghanistan, bringing again the Afghan nationals who stood by New Delhi, and making certain that Afghan soil isn’t used for terrorism directed at India “In view of the evolving situation in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently directed that a high-level group comprising of External Affairs Minister, the National Security Adviser and senior officials focus on the immediate priorities of India,” mentioned a supply. “It is seized of issues pertaining to the safe return of stranded Indians, the travel of Afghan nationals (especially minorities) to India, and assuring that the territory of Afghanistan is not used in any manner for terrorism directed against India,” it mentioned The sources additionally mentioned that the group has additionally been monitoring the bottom scenario in Afghanistan and worldwide reactions, together with the decision handed this morning by the UN Security Council. The US on Tuesday accomplished the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan, ending a two-decade warfare and leaving the nation within the palms of the Taliban.

The Taliban has taken management of the Hamid Karzai worldwide airport in Kabul on Tuesday after the final US plane took off within the morning, marking an finish to the 20-year presence of the US in Afghanistan. Supporters of the outfit celebrated throughout Kabul after the US accomplished the troops’ withdrawal.

There continues to be no readability on the formation of a authorities in Kabul, over two weeks after the Taliban seized management of the Afghan capital metropolis. India is adopting a wait and watch strategy to see whether or not the brand new dispensation in Afghanistan might be solely a authorities of the Taliban or be a part of a power-sharing association with different Afghan leaders. India has been a key stakeholder in Afghanistan and it has invested practically USD 3 billion in finishing up practically 500 tasks throughout Afghanistan.

India has been in contact with all main regional gamers together with these within the Gulf area on the developments in Afghanistan. The UN Security Council, below India’s presidency, on Monday adopted a decision demanding that the territory of Afghanistan not be used to threaten any nation or shelter terrorists. There have been mounting considerations in India over the potential of rise in actions of assorted terror teams together with Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.

(PTI)




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