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NSA Afghanistan meeting today focuses on regional security

NSA Afghanistan meeting today focuses on regional security.

Before the NSA meeting on Afghanistan, national security adviser Ajit Doval held bilateral meetings with his counterparts from Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday.

The sources said Doval and Tajikistan’s NSA Nasrullo Rahmatjon Mahmudzoda exchanged “views on Afghanistan, with significant convergence of assessments.” “Concerns were expressed about the sharp increase in terror threats from Afghanistan in the recent past,” the sources said. The NSA of Tajikistan highlighted the “seriousness of the situation in Afghanistan”.

The sources said that “discussions were held about the impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.” Food shortages have already been reported in various parts of the country.

On the bilateral front, they discussed deepening cooperation in areas such as “defense, border management and development of border infrastructure,” the sources said.

With Victor Makhmudov of the Uzbekistan NSA, the sources said that Afghanistan was the main focus of the discussions and “both sides agreed that the future of Afghanistan must be decided by the people of Afghanistan themselves.” This was a clear reference to the participation of Pakistan.

The sources said the two NSAs “felt that the legitimacy of any Afghan government within Afghanistan was important before the question of its international recognition.” This has also been pointed out by India before.

The sources said both sides “emphasized the need for Afghanistan’s neighbors to ensure unhindered access of humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan,” and agreed that “neighboring states must play a constructive role in Afghanistan.” This is again a reference to Islamabad, as it has been attentive to India’s request to send food grains to Afghanistan via Pakistan.

Foreign Minister S Jaishankar also met with Makhmudov. Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan are participating in the meeting to be held at the level of national security advisers, and chaired by the NSA Doval, on Wednesday. Doval will also meet with the NSAs of Russia and Iran for bilateral meetings on Wednesday.

The sources said the NSA meeting will seek to develop a “regional security architecture” to deal with the challenges arising from the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, primary terrorism inside and outside its border, radicalization, and terrorism. extremism, cross-border movement, drug production, and trafficking, and the potential use of weapons and equipment left behind by the United States and its allies.

The Delhi meeting will be attended by Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani (Iran), Nikolai P. Patrushev (Russia), Karim Massimov (Kazakhstan), Marat Mukanovich Imankulov (Kyrgyzstan), Nasrullo Rahmatjon Mahmudzoda (Tajikistan), Charymyrat Kakalvovyev (Victor. Makhmudov (Uzbekistan).

Senior security officials are expected to jointly call Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Some of the visiting delegates will also travel to Amritsar and Agra for sightseeing.

According to sources, the country’s main security establishment, the Secretariat of the National Security Council, is taking the lead in organizing the conference. The meeting is a “security track,” which is different from the “diplomatic track,” and the “czars of the security establishments” in these countries will discuss “practical cooperation,” they said.

Devika Chowdhury - She is a professional news editor, writer, and blogger for the last 10 years. She is working with NewsGater as an off-beat news editor cum writer.

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