After the Taliban occupation of Afghanistan, there is widespread concern about Indian investment there. There is suspense on whether India will now invest in Taliban rule or not. In such a situation, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take a decision on the continuation of further infrastructure investment in this war-torn country after discussing with the External Affairs Minister the current situation there.
Nitin Gadkari said that India has completed many infrastructure projects in Afghanistan. Some projects are still pending. Last month the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The Taliban overthrew the previous government backed by the West.
He said that we have built a dam (Salma Dam) there. We have worked in areas like water resources in Afghanistan.
Nitin Gadkari said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will decide whether India will now invest in infrastructure projects in Afghanistan or not.” Gadkari said, “As a friendly country, we had talks with the Afghan government officials for the construction of some roads. The good thing is that I didn’t start building roads there. The situation there is a matter of concern.
India has invested $3 billion in various infrastructure and social sector projects in Afghanistan. Let us tell you that the Taliban has also openly said that India can complete its remaining projects if it wants.