India’s statement on US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

NEW DELHI: Ministry of External Affairs, India has issued a statement responding to the media queries on the announcement by the United States (US) withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan by the mid-September 2021.

India's statement on US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

According to the notification issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, states “We have noted the decision of the United States to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan and to end its military operations there. We are closely following the ongoing Intra-Afghanistan peace process. Afghan people have seen more than four decades of war and unrest and deserve long-lastign peace and development.

India is of the view that Afghan peace process should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled. Any political settlement must be inclusive and should be preserve the socio-economic and political gains of Afghanistan. We are deeply concerned about the increase in violence and targeted killings in Afghanistan. India has called for an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire.

Indian has participated in the Doha Conference, The Geneva Conference and recently, The Heart of Asia Conference in Dushanbe. India remains engaged with Afghan stakeholders and also our regional and International partners regarding next steps.”

The United States of America assures to pull out troops from Afghanistan before September 11, 2021 and regional countries are closely monitoring the peaceful transition after US and Taliban Government deal finally made it possible for Afghanis to live peacefully.

Afghanistan and India have trade ties crossing Pakistani borders, the trade continues while the war on terror in Afghanistan continues for last 2 decades, India is willing to enhance the socio-economic trade with Afghanistan after US troops exits from Afghanistan.

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