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QUESTION NO.1206 INDIAN STAND ON TALIBAN

July 29, 2021

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1206
TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.07.2021

INDIAN STAND ON TALIBAN

1206. SHRI P. BHATTACHARYA:

Will the Minister of External Affairs be pleased to state:

(a) Government of India’s stand on Taliban which is trying to come into power in Afghanistan as in the changing world order scenario the importance of Middle East, West Asia and South Asia for India cannot be denied; and

(b) the action taken by Government to solve the issues of Afghanistan with other super power countries of the world?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
(SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN)

(a) & (b) As a contiguous neighbour and strategic partner, India has a steadfast policy to support sovereign, democratic and peaceful Afghanistan, where the interest of all sections of Afghan society including women, children and minorities are protected. India supports all peace initiatives leading towards a lasting political settlement through an inclusive Afghan led, Afghan owned and Afghan controlled process which would lead to peace and stability in the region. External Affairs Minister participated in the inaugural session of the intra-Afghan negotiations in Doha held in September 2020.

The Government is in touch with various stakeholders within and outside Afghanistan, including regional and international partners.

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