Govt Of India stated that “As the Afghanistan Taliban declares about taking Afghan areas, India has chosen for now to shut its embassy in Kandahar, sending an IAF aeroplane to take 50 Indian diplomats and staff of the ITBP back to New Delhi, The evacuate move was absolutely preparatory and originated from reports that if the Afgan Taliban keep on pushing on toward the Kandahar city’s southern part, which was their Taliban’s command during the 1990s, the battling in the Kandahar city with Afghan military forces could get wild.
The choice comes a day after the MEA stated that the consulate offices are not closed however the management is observing the circumstance cautiously and will accept a call appropriately. On July 8, Ministry of External Affairs representative Arindam Bagchi stated that “You would have seen the explanation given by our consulate offices in Kabul recently, that our Government office in Kabul city and Offices in Kandahar and Mazar city is functional”.
“We are, in any case, cautiously observing the falling apart security circumstance in Afghanistan and its suggestions on the safety & security of Indians in Afghanistan. Our reaction will be adjusted as needs are.” The presence of an enormous number of militants from Islamist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba in the Kandahar city’s southern region and Hillmand province is accepted to have been a factor in India’s choice to pull out the representatives and security workforce from Kandahar.
More than 7,000 Lashkar-e-Taiba militants are accepted to be battling alongside Afgan Taliban. Southern regions of Kandahar has seen a spike in battling between the Taliban and armed forces since last week, for certain reports saying the terrorist entered the city on July 9 after taking control of main districts. The Panjwai district in the Kandahar region tumbled to the Taliban the last the end of the week, only days after American security forces abandoned the Bagram airbase.
Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stated that “Afgan Taliban ought to be asked whom they are battling for? Who will profit if Afghanistan is destroyed and if our people are killed? Are they battling for our country, or they need the nation to be controlled by others”.
India has told the security concerns over the developing brutality at different international fora, and Afghanistan was the significant topic of conversation during S. Jaishankar’s visit to Tehran and Moscow this week. One week from now S. Jaishankar will go to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Dushanbe and a local meeting in Tashkent, which will both spotlight on the circumstance in Afghanistan too.