Whatever one may say, but it is true that India is taking very thoughtful steps on foreign policy. He may have closed his embassy in Afghanistan, brought his staff from the embassy and Indian citizens from there to India, but he remained connected with the Taliban in government there in other ways. Continued talking to another channel. As a result of this, the Foreign Minister of the Taliban in Doha met the Indian Ambassador there. It was not clear what happened, but the Taliban statement made it clear that for the sake of Pakistan, it would not want to end ties with India. Would like to be friends with him. He would like development and help in his country.
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Taliban Foreign Minister Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, in his statement issued in Doha, said that he has never spoken of helping or supporting Pakistan against India. He clearly said that do not drag us into the mutual dispute between India and Pakistan. The new foreign minister said that we want good relations with neighboring countries. Stankzai said that there has been no statement or indication from the Taliban of supporting Pakistan against India.
Stankzai said that India Pakistan can fight with each other on their long border. For this they should not use Afghanistan. We will not allow any country to use the land of Afghanistan to do anything like this. He said that I understand the long-standing political and geographical disputes between the two. These are their internal disputes. I just hope that Afghanistan will not be used in this. He also said that India should maintain its diplomatic presence in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.
In fact, the new Taliban regime of Afghanistan also knows that India has built dams, roads, power stations, schools and hospitals etc. in Afghanistan without any reward. They are for the benefit of him and his countrymen. In such a situation, further development work can be done by making a relationship with him. It is clear from the statement of the Foreign Minister of the Taliban government that India’s efforts on the issue of Afghanistan have been very successful.
The result of talks with the Taliban through another channel is that it has very easily brought out its citizens from Afghanistan. At the same time, by closing his embassy from there, calling his staff and citizens back to India, he also expressed his displeasure to the Talibani government of Afghanistan. Stankzai’s statement issued from Doha is being considered as a big setback for Pakistan. Pakistan hoped that the Taliban would not only support it in Kashmir, but would also help in promoting terrorism. Stankzai clearly said that such things are coming in the media, but they are all fabricated. We all want to build good relations with neighboring countries.
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Before the statement of the Foreign Minister of the Taliban, we had said earlier also that any government in Afghanistan, it cannot ignore the trillions of dollars invested by India there. If you have good relations then more investment will come. The paths of development will open in his country which is in disrepair. After seizing power, its priority is the development of Afghanistan, providing essential goods and people’s needs. Anyway, India has other interests as well. Trillion dollar trade is done with India every year. The Taliban knows that their actions have angered the whole world. She won’t give them any help anymore. If he needs help, wants development of the country, then he will have to change his behavior. Pakistan has only trained their fighters so far. Nothing special was done in the name of development. Today his condition is very poor in its own right. There is starvation in his country. Today he himself needs help. How will he help others?
On the other hand, this statement by the Foreign Minister of the Taliban also put an end to those rumors, in which it was being said that the Taliban operating in Afghanistan are giving dangerous weapons to the enemy terrorists of India operating in Pakistan, which America has left in Afghanistan. Secondly, the Taliban themselves need better weapons today, they need more today. His fight is still on. Why would he give a great weapon to others in need of him? He will keep it with him for his own needs. One thing and the success of Indian foreign policy is that America is still present in Pakistan’s air base. The Taliban considers the US their staunch enemy. America’s presence in Pakistan is enough to show that Pakistan is helping its biggest enemy. Pakistan has also accepted the presence of America in the airbase. The Pakistan, which was dreaming of becoming the leader of Islamic countries, has today become naked in front of Islamic countries by handing over its air base to America. Almost all Islamic countries do not like America. The Taliban considers him their staunch enemy.
(The writer is a senior journalist)