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Mar 17, 2019
'Afghanistan not to become safe haven for terror groups threatening India'
KABUL (Pajhwok): US Special Envoy for Afghan Reconciliation Process Zalmay Khalilzad has assured India that Afghan territory would not be used by any terror orgnaisation including groups threatening India after a likely US troop’s withdrawal, a media report said on Saturday.
The Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale who was in Washington last week met Khalilzad during which both sides discussed the Afghan peace process with New Delhi saying that once America withdraws from the landlocked south Asian country, an elected political structure should remain there.
The political structure should not be an interim administration since it is not constitutionally mandated nor it has the public endorsement and called the structure should be an elected political structure in Afghanistan.
India has been engaging inside Afghanistan and with the neighbouring countries --Iran, Central Asia, Russia and Saudi Arabia on the peace process in the south Asian country. India's official policy on the Afghan peace process is that it should be "Afghan-owned, Afghan-led and Afghan-controlled".
India last year participated at "unofficial level" at Moscow format talks by sending its former ambassador to Afghanistan Amar Sinha and former Indian high commissioner to PakistanTCA Raghavan.
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