Amid Afghanistan govt formation, India underlines terror concerns; Taliban silent on Doha meet
NEW DELHI: With reports suggesting Taliban could unveil their go nment as early as Friday, the go nment reiterated that its primary concern in Afghanistan was the use of Afghan soil for anti-India activities or te rorm.
The foreign ministry also said on Thursday its top priority was evacuation of "very few" Indian nationals still in Afghanistan but added the situation at the Kabul airport had to normalise first.
MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi described as positive Taliban's response to India's position on both these issues in the meeting the Indian ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, had with Taliban leader Mohammad Stanekzai on Tuesday. He, however, said it was too early to talk about recognition for Taliban or to even say such meetings will be held in the future.
印度驻卡塔尔大使Deepak Mittal周二与塔利班领导人Mohammad Stanekzai会面，印度外交部发言人Arindam Bagchi称，塔利班对印度在这两个问题上的立场做出了积极的回应。然而，他说，现在谈论承认塔利班还为时过早。
"The Doha meeting should be seen for what it was ... it was just a meeting," said the offi al, adding that instead of focusing on whether or not Taliban was a te rort organisation India was looking to ensure Afghanistan wasn't used for anti-India activities. He added India had no details about what sort of go nment was going to be formed in Kabul.
While India was quick to announce the meeting in a press statement on Tuesday, the Taliban continue to maintain radio silence over the dialogue with the Indian ambassador. This is in complete contrast to how the Taliban spokespersons have been tweeting about Stanekzai's meetings with other ambassadors and ministers.
Since Tuesday, when Mittal met Stanekzai at the Indian embassy, the Taliban have offi ally confirmed on Twitter that the senior Taliban leader, who is also the deputy chief of the Taliban po itical office in Qatar, met the ambassadors of China, Turkey and Canada and also the Dutch deputy foreign minister. Taliban's reluctance to publicly talk about the meeting has raised eyebrows given that, as India had said in its statement, it was the Taliban that had sought the meeting.
india should remain prepared militarily for a comprehensive war ag inst terror which is to commence within one year.this time around all ji dis will be smoked out of their holes and massacred.
India is talking to Te rorts Taliban. What happened to all the Rafales, wons, drones and other arms we have?
Of course Pakistan's cm that Taliban leaders have been raised and prected by Pakistan is true. It is obvious that Talibans will be very careful to showcase their interaction with India; the same may need to be sanctioned by bosses in Pakistan. So they are trying to hide the India interaction.
In the coming near future Modi will recognize the Taliban Go nment
Resurgent taliban will make modi po itically stronger in India.
For 50 years we been taught taliban are te rorts. Now modi Govt will accept it.. So all 50 years we were wrong. Modi bhaktas have to swallow bitter pill due to being taught wrong things
India should be worried about internal te rorts
Please care about people suffering in our country. Te rorts can be dealt by police and army.
Let Taliban to form the go nment and start governance.
This news mostly for internal consumption.. India should out threaten taliban and condemn their te rorm rather than beating around in bush
THERE'S NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANY OF THESE JIHADI GROUPS!...THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME END-GAME
All said and done, soil of Pakistan and Afghanistan are being used by te rorts since long.
when they are killing a comedian and a elderly folk singer just like that ... and I don't know how many go nments are ready to even talk to them ..
Feku to plan for surgical strike on Talibans and hope no black clouds to come across this time.
Quite expected reaction by GOI.
India should have no illusion about the Taliban 2.0 which will be little different from its earlier version.
I think our news channels working for afganistan.
Balbir Singh Mehndiratta
It can not be believed that USA didn't know that state sponsor of te rorm was training the Talibans on its territory and playing a double game with it.
HINDUSTAN MUST COME INTO PLAY AND CHALLENGE THE TALIBANS. THE WORLD WILL APPRECIATE IT AND SUPPORT. HINDUSTAN IS A POWER IT MUST PROVE IT’S WORTH AND IT’S INVESTMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN.
India getting ready to bow down to Taliban