New Delhi/UNI: India on Thursday said it is closely monitoring the situation following reports of Chinese top officials' meeting with a Taliban delegation in Beijing, and reiterated that “unilateral imposition of will by any party cannot provide legitimacy” in war-torn Afghanistan and that the gains of the past two decades need to be preserved.
New Delhi/UNI: The escalating situation in Afghanistan with the rapid advances made by the Taliban following the US pull out of its troops, which has caused concern in India, and the need to continue pressing Pakistan to act on terror financing and terror havens, will be top on the agenda of talks during the two-day visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to New Delhi beginning on July 27.
New Delhi/UNI: India on Thursday slammed Pakistan for dragging the country into the controversy over the abduction and torture of the daughter of the Afghan ambassador in Islamabad and for denying her account of the incident.
New Delhi/IBNS: India has evacuated around 50 diplomats and other staff members from the Kandahar consulate in Afghanistan in view of the Taliban fighters seizing control of a number of key areas in the region, media reports said.
On June 26, 2021, four Districts were captured by the Taliban. These Districts include Shor Tapa in Balkh Province, Chak and Sayed Abad in Maidan Wardak Province, and Rustaq in Takhar Province.
The announcement of Joe Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, starting May 1, 2021 has given rise to uncertainties in the region. This analysis by Ayush S Shankar and Arpita Basu Roy attempts a scenario-building of a post-withdrawal situation in Afghanistan and suggests policy options for India.
New Delhi: Afghanistan leader Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman has said he did not discuss the military role of India in Afghanistan during talks with Indian leadership over Afghan peace process.
Kabul: The Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) on Monday night destroyed a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) camp at the Afghanistan Pakistan border in an operation that lasted for about two hours and ended with the killing of an LeT commander and another cadre, a Wion report said.
New Delhi: A report published by United Nations (UN) has revealed that around 6,500 Pakistani nationals are among foreign terrorists who are operating in Afghanistan and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) play a key role in bringing foreign fighters into the war-torn country.
Kabul/Xinhua: Seven soldiers and 19 militants have been killed and one soldier and three children were wounded during clashes in two Afghan provinces, authorities said on Thursday.
New York: United States' special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad's advice to India that it should talk to Taliban forces about its concerns on terrorism has earned criticisms from American scholar Michael Rubin.
Kabul/UNI: The Taliban in a statement on Thursday said that it had released 20 more Afghan soldiers in the northern Kunduz province, as part of the prisoner exchange deal with the Afghan government.
New Delhi/IBNS: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Tablighi Jamaat committed a "Talibani crime" with its religious gathering in New Delhi recently that has now been linked to 128 coronavirus positive cases across the country.
Washington/Xinhua/UNI: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will attend the signing of U.S.-Taliban agreement, which could be one step forward to ultimate U.S. troops withdrawal and lasting peace in Afghanistan.
Doha/IBNS: The US and the Taliban are expected to sign the landmark deal on Saturday in Qatar, almost 19 years since Washington deployed troops in Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 terror attacks.