Kabul: In the second such incident in 10 days, heavily armed men claiming to be from the Special Unit of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, as the Taliban government calls itself, entered the Karte Parwan Gurdwara in Kabul on Friday and intimidated the Afghan Sikh community members present there, said Puneet Singh Chandhok, President, Indian World Forum.
Kabul/UNI: Days after the vandalisation of the Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul by suspected Taliban militiamen, the council of Afghan Hindus and Sikhs met on Saturday at the gurdwara to discuss the safety of the community and appealed to the Indian government for their immediate evacuation.
Senior journalist and Rajya Sabha MP MJ Akbar in his latest article for a magazine wrote that with Taliban ruling Afghanistan, it may soon 'Talibanise Pakistan'.
Dushanbe/New Delhi/UNI: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Friday met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov and had a useful discussion on contemporary issues, including Afghanistan, on the sidelines of the SCO Summit in the Tajikistan capital.
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.
New Delhi/UNI: India and Australia on Saturday decided to expand their bilateral defence cooperation, with New Delhi inviting Canberra to engage India’s growing defence industry and to collaborate in co-production and co-development of defence equipment, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here after holding the 2+2 dialogue with his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Delhi/UNI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India will always stand by its people in distress anywhere in the world.
Kabul: Information gathered by security agencies reveals that nearly 100 members of banned terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), who were released from Afghan prisons by the Taliban, have joined back the outfit which is planning to carry out fresh attacks in India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Friday.
New Delhi/IBNS: Afghans arriving in India will get a visa for six months and the government "will take it" from there, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said in a statement on Friday.