India plans to engage regional powers over Afghanistan’s future, two months after the Taliban’s capture of Kabul. India is going to host the National Security Advisors (NSA) meeting on Afghanistan in Delhi in November next month. Russia and Pakistan are among the countries that India has invited for the NSA meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. While India has accepted an invitation to participate in the Moscow draft talks in the Russian capital, India has decided to convene a National Security Advisor (NSA) level meeting on Afghanistan, in which Pakistan will also be invited. has been done. Let us tell you that the Taliban will also be involved in the meeting with Russia.
According to the news of TOI, it is believed that India has also invited China, Iran, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan for this meeting on the Afghan issue. It is believed that National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will preside over the conference organized by the National Security Council Secretariat. In this meeting, the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan and the issue of human rights will be discussed.
According to media reports, Pakistani sources have also confirmed that Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf received the invitation last week. If Pakistan accepts the NSA invitation and comes to India, it will be Moeed Yousuf’s first official visit to India. However, it will also be a matter to be seen that what role Pakistan plays in this meeting, which has been helpful to the Taliban from the beginning.
However, the Taliban are yet to be invited by India for the proposed summit in the second week of November. While Russia has invited Taliban for Moscow draft talks on October 20, in which India will also participate. Since the Taliban is not yet recognized and there is no inclusive government, India has not yet invited the Taliban to the talks.
Here, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has also said that India has received an invitation to the meeting of the Moscow format on Afghanistan. The Taliban have also confirmed their participation in the talks, which are being held for the first time since the Islamist group captured Kabul on August 15. The Moscow Framework was established in 2017 on the basis of a six-party consultation mechanism of special envoys of Russia, Afghanistan, India, Iran, China and Pakistan.
Russia also plans to convene a meeting of the Troika Plus – Russia, the US, China and Pakistan – on Tuesday before the Moscow format to discuss the latest developments in Afghanistan. Let us tell you that on August 15, the Taliban captured Kabul and with this it has returned to power in Afghanistan after 20 years.