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NSAs to discuss developments in Afghanistan

Nov 08, 2021 19:46 IST

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval will host a meeting of NSAs to discuss how to deal with threats to security emanating from developments in Afghanistan.

Invitations went out to Mr. Doval's counterparts in China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

In the past, many discussion formats on Afghanistan have not included India, ostensibly at Pakistan's behest, like the "Troika Plus" talks of China-Russia-U.S.-Pakistan.

The meeting in Delhi will seek to project India as a necessary part of these dialogues.

India has been involved in projects of connectivity to Afghanistan and Central Asia, including the Chabahar port project in Iran and the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.

Earlier this year, India sent a three-member team to the SCO-Regional Anti-Terrorism Structure (RATS) meeting in Pakistan.

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