India carried negotiations with senior Taliban official after Fall of Kabul
August 31, 2021
On Tuesday, according to the Indian foreign ministry, India’s ambassador to Qatar met with a top Taliban leader on Tuesday, the first formal interaction since the group took control over Afghanistan.
According to the foreign ministry, Deepak Mittal, the envoy, met with Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the head of the Taliban’s Political Office, in Doha at the request of the Taliban. Because of the Taliban’s close links to India’s arch – rival Pakistan, India has consistently been concerned about them.
According to the foreign ministry, the two parties talked the security of Indians who had been left behind in Afghanistan. According to a statement released by the Indian Foreign Ministry, “Dialogues centered on the security and safety of Indian nationals free in Afghanistan, as well as their prompt return. The journey of Afghan nationals, particularly minorities, who wish to explore India, was also discussed”.
According to the foreign ministry, Mittal also expressed India’s concern that anti-India militants could have used Afghan territory to launch attacks. The Taliban spokesperson told the ambassador that these concerns would be discussed optimistically, according to the statement.