Jaishankar-Blinkon talks for the second time in a week amid the Afghan crisis, know what is the agenda


After the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, India is in constant touch with the US. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held talks once again on Thursday. This is the second conversation between Jaishankar and Blinken in a week. Sources said that the two leaders have discussed synergy for the evacuation of their citizens trapped in Kabul. At the same time, in the situation arising after the Taliban occupation, both the countries are also seen agreeing to decide the further strategy in coordination.

The concern of both the countries is also about what will be the future direction of Afghanistan. Both the countries will decide the diplomatic direction in consultation with other UN allies after seeing the government formed there after the Taliban occupation and its functioning. A day before this, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar had said India was keeping a “very careful” watch on the changing developments in Afghanistan and New Delhi’s focus was on the safe return of Indian nationals from there.


Terrorism is a common concern

Sources said that the common concern of India and the US is about terrorism. There are various intelligence inputs that Taliban terrorists can create an atmosphere of instability in the entire region. There has been a discussion between India and the US Secretary of State regarding the questionable role of Pakistan. India has also expressed its concern about terrorism in the UN. Sources said that at present the priority of both the countries is the safe return of their citizens. Other aspects will then be considered.


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