As Taliban takes over all the primary spots of Afghanistan it has surely dethroned the present government and is ready to again establish its regime after 2001.Many countries condemned the current situation of Afghanistan but haven’t accepted the legitimacy of Taliban or its proposals for making its own government.India is among one of them;who has been quietly watching the situation.India will have play solid as it is closely related to Afghanistan in many geopolitical ways.
Here Are The Five Questions The Indian Government Faces;
1)Bringing Home Indian Nationals
On Sunday, an Air India flight was able to fly out carrying 129 passengers from Kabul to Delhi, but since then, the chaos at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport has meant commercial flights are unable to ply, and for the moment Kabul airspace has been closed.According to sources, India is hoping to use its military C-17s to bring back diplomats, security personnel and the remaining Indian nationals from Kabul.
2)Helping Afghans who want to leave
Hundreds of Afghan nationals, many of them allied to the previous Ghani government, are seeking to leave the country, and have applied for visas from the Indian Embassy in Kabul. Among them are those with links to India, who have studied or trained here, or with families in India, or those who could face reprisal attacks from Taliban militia.Many institutes in India like IIT Bombay have opened gates for refugees from Afghanistan to take a halt and decide for their future.
3) Recognizing the Taliban regime
Last week after talks comprising 12 countries including India, U.N. representatives and Afghan representatives with the Taliban in Doha, a nine-point statement issued made it clear that they will “not recognise any government in Afghanistan that is imposed through the use of military force”.
4)Dealing with the Taliban regime
Regardless of whether or not India recognizes the Taliban as the legitimate ruler in Afghanistan, the government will have to open channels of communication to engage the Taliban.In the past few months, security officials and diplomats have made initial, furtive contact with the Taliban in Doha, and the MEA said it is engaging “various stakeholders” in Afghanistan.
5)Strategic choices with Afghanistan
The larger questions that the government faces are about how its strategic options in Afghanistan will change given the Taliban’s proximity to Pakistan’s establishment, and the concerns that anti-India terror groups could occupy space in Afghanistan to carry out terror attacks against India. India’s influence with the new government is likely to be considerably curtailed, as Pakistan’s influence over the Taliban remains strong.