India Talks with Taliban: Indian Diplomat Meets the Taliban in Doha for the First Time

After the Taliban's control over Afghanistan, India has held talks with the leader of this organization for the first time.
India Talks with Taliban: Indian Diplomat Meets the Taliban in Doha for the First Time
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After the Taliban's control over Afghanistan, India has held talks with the leader of this organization for the first time. India's envoy in Doha met the Taliban leader and expressed concern over the use by terrorists from the territory of Afghanistan. The Diplomat of India held talks with the Taliban leader in Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Indian Ambassador to Qatar Deepak Mittal meets Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai. The meeting took place at the Indian Embassy in Doha. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the request for the meeting came from the Taliban. In this meeting, India raised the issue of security of Indians, Afghan citizens, especially minority Afghan citizens in Afghanistan.

Indian Ambassador expressed concern

Indian Ambassador Mittal also expressed concern about not allowing the use of Afghanistan's land against India. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the representative of the Taliban gave this positive reply and assurance. The issue of safe return of the Indians was also raised by the ambassador.

Image Credit: Al Jazeera
Image Credit: Al Jazeera

It is worth mentioning that Stanikzai is the only Taliban leader who called through his contact source in Kabul and Delhi and sent a message to India that India should not withdraw its diplomats from Kabul. In exclusive information received, it was revealed that Stanikzai had also tried to assure India that there is only Taliban in Kabul and Indian diplomats are safe.

Tried to dispel India's concern that there is a presence of Lashkar Toiba and Lashkar Jhangvi in ​​Kabul, which threatens Indian diplomats. However, given the history of the Taliban, India did not take this trust seriously and had withdrawn all its diplomats and staff from Kabul by special aircraft.

Stanikzai issued a video statement

Even three days ago, Stanikzai issued a video statement talking about good relations with India. He had said that the Taliban wants to maintain cultural, diplomatic and business relations as before. In this video, he also told the need to keep the roads and air routes open through Pakistan for the trade of Afghanistan and India.

Now by meeting Ambassador Deepak Mittal at the Indian Embassy in Doha, Stanikzai has once again tried to convey that the Taliban wants better relations with India. For the first time, India has formally informed about the meeting. Emphasizing that the meeting took place at the request of Taliban leader Stanikzai.

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