India supports Af demands on US talks with Taliban

India supports Af demands on US talks with Taliban

Strongly reacting to the US-led move to start talks with Taliban in Doha over peace in Afghanistan, India on Friday cautioned against allowing the reconciliation process to confer legitimacy to the extremists and equalise the internationally-recognised Government in Kabul and the insurgents. 

India stood by President Hamid Karzai’s Government in Kabul, iterating that the reconciliation process should not undermine the centrality of the Government of Afghanistan and “the political, social and economic progress” witnessed in the conflict-ravaged country over the past decade.

New Delhi said that the process of reconciliation should be pursued “within the framework of the Afghan Constitution and the internationally-accepted red lines”.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the talks with Taliban should be “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled”, and “anything contrary to it” should be “removed” from the process.

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