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India declares first formal political meeting with Taliban

India’s envoy to Qatar held discussions with a top Taliban pioneer on Tuesday, the Indian unfamiliar service said, the principal formal political commitment since the hardline Islamist bunch took over Afghanistan.

The emissary, Deepak Mittal, met Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai, the top of the Taliban’s Political Office in Doha, in line with the Taliban, the unfamiliar service said.

India has since quite a while ago had worries about the Taliban in light of the meeting’s nearby connections to main opponent Pakistan. The unfamiliar service said the different sides talked about the security of Indians abandoned in Afghanistan.

Mittal additionally passed on India’s feelings of trepidation that enemies of India assailants could utilize Afghanistan’s dirt to mount assaults, the unfamiliar service said.

“The Taliban agent guaranteed the minister that these issues would be decidedly tended to,” the unfamiliar service said.

The discussions come days after Stanekzai was cited in the nearby press as saying that the Taliban needed political and monetary binds with India.

There was no prompt remark from the Taliban on the discussions with the Indians.

India put more than $3 billion being developed work in Afghanistan and had fabricated close binds with the US-supported Kabul government. However, with the quick development of the Taliban, the Indian government was confronting analysis at home for not opening a channel of correspondence to the aggressors.

In June, casual contacts were set up with Taliban political innovators in Doha, government sources said. The large dread is that assailant bunches battling Indian guideline in Muslim-larger part Kashmir will become encouraged with the triumph of the Taliban over unfamiliar powers, one of the sources said.

“Envoy Mittal raised India’s anxiety that Afghanistan’s dirt ought not to be utilized for hostile to Indian exercises and psychological warfare in any way,” the unfamiliar service said.

At the point when the Taliban were rearward in power from 1996-2001, India alongside Russia and Iran upheld the Northern Alliance that sought after furnished opposition against them.

Stanekzai, who Indian authorities say got preparing in an Indian military foundation as an Afghan official during the 1980s, had casually connected with India last month, asking it not to close down its international safe haven, the source said.