New Delhi: India is still confused on the type of government the Taliban are planning to install in Afghanistan. MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on Thursday, in a press briefing, said as quoted by ANI, “We are not aware of any details or nature of what kind of government could be formed in Afghanistan. I have no update on our meeting.”
Taliban have announced that they are all set to announce the formation of the new government which would presumably be run by a council. Supreme leader Haibatullah Akhunzada is set to head the new dispensation.
On Tuesday Indian ambassador in Qatar, Deepak Mittal met Taliban’s head of the political office, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai in Doha and discussed about the safety of Indians in Afghanistan especially the minorities. Mittal emphasised that there should not be any terror activity of any kind on the Afghan soil.
Bagchi reiterated what Mittal conveyed to the Taliban leader, “It’s not a matter of yes and no. Our aim is that Afghanistan’s land should not be used for terror activity of any kind,” and he added that Kabul was not operational for the time being and evacuation process would resume once the condition got favourable.