India and Russia Discuss Afghanistan Situation

  • 16 May 2024

On 15th May, 2024, Russia's special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, engaged in discussions with senior Indian diplomat JP Singh in New Delhi, focusing on the current situation in Afghanistan.

  • Bilateral consultations between India and Russia on Afghanistan emphasized the need for development assistance for the Afghan people.
  • India maintains a stance of not recognizing the Taliban regime and advocates for the formation of an inclusive government in Kabul.
  • India emphasizes the importance of preventing Afghan soil from being used for terrorist activities against any country.
  • India advocates for providing unimpeded humanitarian aid to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.
  • In June 2022, India re-established its diplomatic presence in Kabul by deploying a 'technical team' in its embassy, following security concerns after the Taliban seized power in August 2021.