Afghanistan has hinted at seeking military assistance from India against the Taliban
New Delhi: The Afghan ambassador has said that if Afghanistan’s talks with the Taliban fail, it could seek military assistance from India if necessary.
The Afghan ambassador to New Delhi, Farid Mamondzai, told a TV channel that the situation in Afghanistan was “very bad at the moment” and that the current situation was “terrible” with government forces in about 150 of the country’s 376 districts. Fighting with the Taliban, if negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan fail, he can seek military assistance from India.
The Afghan ambassador clarified that this does not mean that Indian troops should be part of the fight in Afghanistan. Regarding the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan, including the United States, the Afghan ambassador said that in such a case, the Afghan air force would need India’s help. India had already provided us with about a dozen helicopters, but Afghan pilots would need training. And India can provide better training to Afghan troops in its own country.
The Afghan Ambassador said that India, along with a number of other construction works, had also built large dams, including the construction of our new Parliament building. India had provided training to the Afghan Army as well as scholarships to our troops.