New Delhi, Aug 21: India ought to maintain diplomatic channels open for talks with the Taliban, however transfer very cautiously in the direction of legitimising it, former diplomat Gautam Mukhopadhyay stated in line with a report by information company PTI.
Talking at a dialogue organised by the Press Membership of India, he stated “a false narrative” is being constructed to undertaking the Taliban as completely different from what the world noticed in Afghanistan twenty years in the past.
Larger concern for India is influence a Taliban victory would have on Kashmir primarily based terror teams
“We should speak to them. That’s diplomacy…. We ought to be very cautious in legitimising the Taliban,” he stated.
Mukhopadhyay stated the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban can have an “inspirational impact” all internationally.
“Mainly, it’s not doable that what the Taliban has accomplished goes to remain and be contained in Afghanistan. It would have ripple results, demonstration results and inspirational results all throughout,” he stated.
“All those that suppose that they made a take care of the Taliban and therefore, the al-Qaeda is not going to assault them or that the Taliban will defend them from the ISIS are making a critical mistake,” the previous diplomat added.
Talking on the occasion, one other former diplomat Vivek Katju additionally stated India ought to maintain its diplomatic channels open for talks with the Taliban.
“We should always speak to them, discover alternatives, not as a result of their ideology must be accepted. Ideological orientations of the Taliban are utterly deplorable, antithetical to all that the Indian State stands for,” he stated.
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Katju stated India should maintain a detailed watch on the developments in Afghanistan and work out a coverage for future engagements with the neighbouring nation.
Feedback “The fact is that just about total Afghanistan is in captivity of the Taliban. We should always have a coverage for our neighbour,” he stated.
Story first printed: Saturday, August 21, 2021, 11:47 [IST]