India to become key presence in Afghanistan; Foreign Secretary Shringla Meets Top Afghan Leaders

A day ahead of the signing of a landmark peace deal between the US and the Taliban, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday travelled to Kabul and conveyed to the top Afghan leadership India’s unstinted support to a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

Foreign Secretary Harshavardhan Shringla’s visit to Kabul is a key step towards strengthening India-Afghan ties too. It is Mr. Shringla’s first visit to Kabul is after his appointment as Foreign Secretary.

Shringla arrived in Afghanistan two days ago and met with National Security Adviser Hamadullah Mohibullah. Subsequently, Foreign Minister Haroon Chakhansuri discussed the current political and security concerns. Shringla also clarified India’s position on the ongoing Taliban deal with the US.

The United States and the United Nations have called for India to intervene in the security of Afghanistan to facilitate the US military withdrawal. India is also expected to hold a decisive discussion on Afghanistan.