CIA chief, Russian NSA in Delhi for talks on Afghanistan
NEW DELHI: CIA chief Bill Burns flew into India on Tuesday for consultations on key security issues with national security adviser Ajit Doval and India’s security establishment even as the Taliban announced their interim go nment in Kabul. The conversation centred on te rorm, largely from Pakistan, as well as the way forward on Afghanistan.
The visit, which was under wraps, came on the same day the Russian NSA Nikolay Patrushev began his visit, also for consultations on Afghanistan. Burns is apparently going to Islbad from here on Wednesday.
Burns’ visit highlights the growing security concerns for India and US, both in the regional and global context as the Taliban swept into power in Kabul. On Tuesday, as the Taliban flew their flag in Panjshir valley, prests broke out in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif and even Zaranj ag inst the Taliban and what they said was “outside interference” by Pakistan. It is widely believed that the Taliban go nment is a deal struck between the various Taliban factions, brokered by the Pakistan ISI chief Faiz Hameed, who arrived in Kabul on Monday.
The Taliban go nment announced Sirajuddin Haqqani — designated global te rort — as interior minister. A number of the Taliban leadership are tagged by the UNSC as te rorts. In fact, India chairs the UNSC committee that will decide on the Taliban sanctions in the coming weeks.
India’s prime concern is the spike in infiltration by Pakistani groups into India.
Global designated te rorts are ministers ... In Afghanistan ..what an achievement ..
Trust russia always.
These americans will never learn. Not sure why burns should visit Pakistan?
This is permanent issue for India as Pakistan would like to use these groups for Kashmir and to threaten Indian economy. China will support Pakistan to put down India and get her projects done in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
China Russia USA need to realise Is mic Jihad Te rorm Violence is a serious Global Problem. Not just affecting Bharat.
There's no way India should let te rorm become mainstream in this region
Bchandran Nair V
See, India alone can do nothing in such a situation
Who cares who rules in Afghanistan as long as te rorts are kept out of India!