National Security Adviser Ajit Doval has learned to have told his counterpart Nikolay Patrushev that Pakistan has the “special responsibility” of to ensure that the soil of Afghanistan was not used to spread terrorism and out anti-Indian activities. India has repeatedly said: in the past few weeks that his primary goal for now must ensure Which in Pakistan-based terror groups not use Afghan territory to carry out attacks against others.
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According to Russia, the two sides discussed “humanitarian and migration” problems” in Afghanistan, as well as prospects for Russian-Indian joint efforts focused on creating conditions for initiating a peaceful settlement process on the base of an intra-Afghan dialogue. “In addition, they agreed to coordinate the approaches of Russia and India in multilateral formats on the Afghan settlement,” the Russian statement said.
the meeting on Afghanistan took place one day ahead of the BRICS summit, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is? again expected to raise concerns on terrorism, and also SCO summit next week where Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will also be present.
Despite the importance they attach to Pakistani role in Afghanistan, Russia and China are concerned over the presence of terrorist groups and India has stressed to Moscow and others that India-targeted and UN-banned LeT and JeM net like this deadly like any other terror group, if not more.
Official sources said this is the first “detailed and comprehensive” review of the situation in Afghanistan involving MEA, Ministry of Defense and security agencies with Russia after the fall of Kabul to Taliban on August 15. India is also learned to have expressed concern over safety of minorities, including Hindus and Sikhs in Afghanistan.
After the delegation talks, Patrushev called: on Modes and Foreign minister S Jaishankar. In the meeting with Modi, according to a Russian press statement, the two sides reaffirmed the intention to strengthen coordination for strengthening regional stability, including: in Afghanistan.
according to indian government sources, was there a convergence of views on problems and threats met on Afghanistan and both sides expressed “deep concern” over the situation. They agreed on the need for Taliban to abide by its obligations and on “presence of international terrorist groups in Afghanistan and Threat of Terrorism to Central Asia and India”. The sides also expressed similar views on Islamic radicalization and extremism, flow of weapons to terrorist groups and smuggling over the Afghan borders and also “high odds of Afghanistan becomes hub of opium production and trade”.
“The two sides discussed concrete forms of future bilateral cooperation between security services, met including close coordination, upgrading of consultation and exchange of information”, said an official.
“The importance of define parameters of the future state structure of Afghanistan by the Afghans themselves, as well as the need to prevent the escalation of violence, social, ethnic and confessional contradictions in the country, were stressed,” said Russia.
In separate comments, India’s envoy to Russia, Venkatesh Varma, said neither the Doha talks nor the Troika Plus talks delivered justice results. “India was not a direct participant in the Doha talks. India was also no part of the Troika Plus mechanism…I think one lesson is that it is better that India and Russia work together with respect for Afghanistan. That’s the most important lesson for us.”
In conversation met RIA Novosti on Eve of The visit of the Russian NSA Patrushev, Varma said: “There is now a… new situation in Afghanistan. All foreign troops have left. The Taliban have taken over in Kabul, but the instability continues.”
“There are very fast-moving developments in Afghanistan… Press releases say a number of slogans were raised against external interference in Afghanistan, especially from Pakistan.”
To expand on India’s newly formulated ‘Far East Policy’, which includes a $1 billion line of credit for Indian companies to participate in the development of the Russian Far East, Varma said it would lead to “new connections and an energy bridge from Yamal to Vladivostok to Chennai. So energy emerges as a very important pillar of our collaboration”.
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