To Pakistan's dismay, Delhi's economic support of roughly $3 billion to Afghanistan over the previous two decades has given it a sizable presence in the nation.
The Taliban stated on Saturday that they believe in "peaceful coexistence" with their neighbors and region. Despite the US and NATO forces withdrawing from Afghanistan ahead of the September 11 deadline set by US President Joe Biden, India's policy on the rapidly changing ground situation is in the best interest of the Taliban being mired in doubt and uncertainty.
“Pakistan is our next-door neighbor, and we share ideals and a common history. India is also a country in our region. Nobody has the power to change one's surroundings or region. We must embrace this in order to live in peace. In answer to queries on how the Taliban saw India's involvement in Afghanistan after the US withdrawal and their thoughts on the Kashmir problem, Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen replied, "That is in the interest of all."
He called the Taliban a "nationalist Islamic army" whose goals included liberating Afghanistan from Western occupation and establishing an Islamic administration.
There lately have been claims that Indian authorities have made touch with several Taliban factions, including Mullah Baradar. India was excluded from the Afghan peace process, which began with the Trump administration striking an agreement with the Taliban for troop withdrawal. Pakistan acted as a facilitator, bringing Taliban and Afghan government leaders together for discussions in the following round.
To Pakistan's dismay, Delhi's economic support of roughly $3 billion to Afghanistan over the previous two decades has given it a sizable presence in the nation. However, India's future position in Afghanistan is unknown, particularly if the Taliban take up the political control of the country.