India’s diplomatic role in Afghanistan continues to be important. In view of the security threat from Taliban terrorists, America and Russia are talking about moving forward by taking India into confidence. China, eager for friendship with the Taliban, is also a little apprehensive on the issue of Taliban terrorists. Hence India’s vocal opinion on terrorism has been accepted in many international fora including BRICS, SCO.
Significantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit America next week. There will also be the Afghanistan core issue in the Quad meeting. Apart from this, in meeting with US President Joe Biden, India will try to build a solid strategic consensus on the issue of America and Afghanistan. America is in constant touch with India on the issue of Afghanistan. Both the countries are engaged in very serious discussions at the strategic level.
The US is currently closer to India on the Afghan issue. The two continue to talk about terrorism and security threats. Agencies of both the countries are engaged in making future strategy after examining the inputs of security threats from Taliban terrorists. On the other hand, Russia is also constantly trying to make India in its side on the Afghan issue. Russia’s stance is soft on the Taliban system, but it also has no less concern about terrorism. So Russian security officials are in constant touch with India on this issue. Russia wants the issues of concern to be resolved on a negotiated basis rather than completely rejecting the Taliban. Russia considers India’s side important in this matter.
Clarified attitude in SCO
Significantly, India has made its stand on Taliban clear in SCO. It is clear from India’s stand that it will not recognize the existing system there. India has also clarified its strategy regarding terrorism. India has warned its allies about the possible dangers from the alliance between Taliban and Pakistan terrorists. Agencies are also working together on a concrete strategy to deal with them in the country.
Jaish and Lashkar have merged
Sources say that India has solid inputs that the terrorist groups of Taliban are in collusion with Jaish and Lashkar. ISI wants to make Taliban terrorists a new pawn to promote terrorist activities in Kashmir. Sources said that there will be a concrete discussion on terrorism in the Quad meeting as well. Like BRICS and SCO, it is possible to announce a common strategy on terrorism in a joint statement there too.