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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.

Shiv Sena disagrees with Javed Akhtar's comparison between RSS and Taliban

Mumbai/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s former ally Shiv Sena has opposed poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar's drawing a parallel between Hindu nationalist volunteer organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and insurgent group Taliban which has recently invaded Afghanistan.

Indian diplomat meets top US officials, holds talks on ties between two nations, Afghanistan issue

Washington/UNI: India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla met with a wide spectrum of top US officials here to discuss ways to advance the bilateral strategic partnership between New Delhi and Washington.

Further evacuation efforts depend on Kabul airport resuming commercial operations: MEA

New Delhi/UNI: India has been prioritising the evacuation of its nationals from Kabul, believed to be around 20, but any movement forward will depend on how soon the Hamid Karzai International Airport is made operational for commercial flights, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

S Jaishankar, Iran's new Foreign Minister discuss bilateral ties

New Delhi/Tehran/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in a congratulatory call to the new Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation and also appreciated Tehran’s help in the repatriation flights from Afghanistan.

Afghan territory should not be used to threaten or attack any other country: Shringla

New York:  Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the territory of Afghanistan should not be used  to threaten, attack any country or to shelter, finance or train terrorists.

Terror group Al-Qaeda hails US exit from Afghanistan, claims 'enemies of Islam' in Kashmir too

New Delhi/UNI: Terror group Al-Qaeda on Tuesday expressed jubilation over the US exit from Afghanistan, saying it proved that "jihad is the only way that leads to victory and empowerment” and wished the same for Kashmir besides some other places like Palestine.

India talks to Taliban in Doha, issue of Indians stranded in Afghanistan discussed

New Delhi: In the first official contact with the Taliban, the group which is set to form a government in Afghanistan, a meeting took place on Tuesday between the Indian Ambassador to Qatar, Deepak Mittal, and the Head of Taliban's Political Office in Doha, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai.

High-level group formed by Modi focussing on India's interests in Afghanistan

New Delhi/IBNS: A high-level group has been formed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to monitor the situation in Afghanistan, focusing on India's priorities and ensuring that Afghanistan's soil is not used for terrorism against India, said media reports.

India was in continuous touch with UNSC members over Afghanistan resolution: Sources

New Delhi/UNI: India has been in continuous touch over the last few days with key members of the UN Security Council over the resolution on Afghanistan, and the issue was the subject of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s phone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and high-level official contacts with other members, sources said on Tuesday.

After Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, six terror groups infiltrated J&K: Reports

Srinagar/IBNS: At least six groups of terrorists have infiltrated the Kashmir valley after the US troops' withdrawal from Afghanistan, media reports said.

Want to continue trade and political ties with India: Taliban leader Stanekzai

Kabul/IBNS: Taliban leader Sher Mohammed Abbas Stanekzai has said the group wants to continue Afghanistan’s political, economic and cultural ties with India.

Changing equations in Afghanistan a challenge for India: Rajnath Singh

Chennai/UNI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the changing equations in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan was a challenge for India.