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Afghanistan developments highlight challenges posed by growing radicalisation: Modi at SCO summit

Dushanbe/New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the recent developments in Afghanistan have highlighted the challenges posed by the growing radicalisation, adding that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) must develop a template to fight radicalisation and extremism.

India in touch with all concerned regarding abducted Afghan-origin Indian national: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India is in touch with all concerned regarding an Afghan-origin Indian national who was abducted at gunpoint from near his shop in Kabul two days ago, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

PM Modi to address SCO summit plenary session virtually

New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit virtually on September 17.

Afghan-origin Indian national Bansri Lal abducted at gunpoint in Kabul

Kabul/New Delhi/UNI: An Afghan-origin Indian national Bansri Lal was abducted at gunpoint from near his shop in Kabul, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President Indian World Forum, on Tuesday, adding that he has approached the Ministry of External Affairs to intervene in the matter.

Afghanistan must not allow its soil for terrorist acts: say India and Australian leaders after 2+2 talks

New Delhi/UNI: India and Australia on Saturday had a very detailed exchange of views on the situation in Afghanistan and both sides were in concurrence that Afghanistan must not allow its soil to be used for terrorist activities, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said here after the 2+2 talks with his Australian counterpart Marise Payne.

Developments in Afghanistan will be important subject of discussion at 2+2: EAM S Jaishankar

New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said the developments in Afghanistan would be an important subject of discussion between India and Australia at the inaugural 2+2 dialogue.

Situation in Afghanistan very fragile, Taliban should now adhere to commitments made: India at UN

United Nations/UNI: Terming the situation in Afghanistan as “very fragile”, India said that as its immediate neighbour and a friend to the Afghan people, the situation in the country is of direct concern, and stressed that it is important for the Taliban to adhere to its commitments not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist acts.

BRICS nations underscore need for preventing Afghan soil as terrorists' sanctuary

New Delhi/UNI: The BRICS nations, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, on Thursday  underscored the need for preventing Afghan soil from being used by terror organisations as a terrorist sanctuary and to carry out attacks against other countries, as well as drug trade within Afghanistan.

Taliban promises to find government seats for women in future: Zabihullah Mujahid

Kabul/UNI/Sputnik/IBNS: The Afghan government will include women in the future, said Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid at a harrowing time for the South Asian nation.

Taliban must follow true Sharia law if it wants to govern Afghanistan- Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar/IBNS: The Taliban, which announced a caretaker government in Afghanistan on Tuesday, must follow true Sharia (Islamic law), which ensures rights to one and all, including women, Jammu and Kashmir's Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said today.

NSA Ajit Doval, Russian security chief hold talks on Afghanistan

New Delhi/UNI: National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Russian security chief Nikolay Patrushev are holding talks here on Wednesday as part of the intergovernmental consultations on the developments in Afghanistan.

Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund to head new 'acting' govt in Afghanistan

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund will lead the new 'acting' government in Afghanistan after the group's takeover of Kabul, media reports said.   

End game in Afghanistan was not something that anybody saw coming: EAM Jaishankar

New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that “the end game” in Afghanistan “was not something which anybody saw coming” and it wasn’t what the world was prepared for.

PM Modi meets Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah to discuss Afghanistan situation

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at his residence to discuss the situation unfolding in Afghanistan, media reports said.

Afghanistan: Ignominious Retreat

United States (US) Army Major General Chris Donahue, Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division, became the last US service member to leave Afghanistan, when he boarded a C-17 transport plane at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on August 30, 2021. The last US troops thus left Afghan soil exactly 12-days before the September 11, 2021, deadline originally set by the US President Joe Biden, and a day before Biden’s revised date for the mission’s end and evacuation, August 31.