New Delhi: Earlier this week, it was clear that India had planned to bring back its officials from Kabul. On the other hand, senior Taliban leader Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanqzai has urged the Indian side. In which India has been urged to maintain a diplomatic presence. This insistence made through a Taliban leader was informal. India evacuated nearly 200 people from Afghanistan on Monday and Tuesday through two military flights.
Stanqzai, seen as number two in the Taliban negotiating team and third among leaders based in Qatar, has been a critic of India's role in Afghanistan in the past. According to media reports, in an informal message, he told the Indian side that the group was aware of Indian concerns about the security situation in Kabul after the Taliban's takeover on Sunday, but should not worry about its mission and diplomats in Afghan.
Stanqzai denied reports that Lashkar-e-Taiba and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi fighters were in Kabul and were posted at check-posts on the way to the airport. The leader argued that all the check posts, including the airport, we're firmly in the hands of the Taliban. However, it is being said that India cannot take this message practically and should go ahead according to its plan. Reports said that after the Ashraf Ghani government in Kabul, some members of the Lashkar and Haqqani network entered Kabul along with Taliban militants. After which PM Modi had directed that the safety and return of Indians are of supreme importance.