Frustrated over left isolated in Afghanistan endgame, India reacts over Pak - Taliban negotiations in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD - Frustrated over left isolated in Afghanistan endgame, India reacts over Pakistan and Afghan Taliban negotiations in Islamabad, Indian media has reported.
India has reacted by saying it's monitoring the development in Islamabad between Pakistan and The Taliban.
India is "closely monitoring" the developments from Islamabad on the Taliban Pakistan talks.
Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in his weekly presser on Friday said, "All sections of Afghan govt, including legitimately elected government should be part of the Afghan peace process" and "all processes should respect the constitutional legacy and political mandate" clearly highlighting exclusion of government in Kabul will not be accepted by India in any Afghan peace process.
New Delhi also said, no "ungoverned spaces where terrorists and their proxies can operate and where they can create bases to target India" should form as the outcome of any talks."
India did not have ties with Afghanistan when it was under Taliban control in late 1990s. Pakistan was among the very few countries to have ties with Taliban controlled Afghanistan of 1990s. India saw its plane being hijacked-- Indian Airlines Flight 814 and taken to Kandahar in 1999.
New Delhi is engaging with United States and Afghanistan both on the recent developments in the south Asian country.