New Delhi, India: India has voiced grave alarm over sophisticated American guns and ammunition from Afghanistan's terror-torn country falling into the hands of Islamic militants in the region.
During a meeting with Iran's Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, in Dushanbe on Thursday, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval emphasised a large number of American weaponry still in Afghanistan following the US withdrawal.
During his discussion with Shamkhani, India's security chief was quoted by the Iranian media as saying, "The vast amount of American weapons left in Afghanistan, part of which has fallen into the hands of terrorists, is one of the main risks to our neighbours."
NSA Doval's remarks came less than 24 hours after the brutal murder of Kashmiri TV artist Amreen Bhat in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam area by Lashkar-e-Tayyiba pistol-wielding terrorists.
According to reports, the valley YouTuber died at a time when the local police had confiscated the initial haul of 15 very sophisticated US-made pistols, which were found with 15-round magazines, according to an official. "Traditional Chinese pistol magazines hold eight rounds. These American weapons, which have been smuggled straight from Afghanistan in recent months, can fire 30 rounds from dual magazines, according to the officer.
NSA Doval was in Tajikistan's capital today to participate in the 'Fourth National Security Advisors/Secretaries of the Security Councils Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan Issues,' which ended today.