New Delhi: India will continue to extend all possible support to the government and people of Afghanistan, the Ministry of External Affairs announced on Thursday, a day after the United States retaliated at Taliban with a defensive airstrike in the country. Also Read - Amid COVID Surge, US to Restrict Travel From India Starting May 4
“India will continue to extend all possible support to the government and people of Afghanistan in realising their aspiration for a peaceful and democratic future where the interest of all sections of Afghan society are protected,” said MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar. Also Read - US Sends Five tonnes of Oxygen Concentrators to India Amid Severe COVID19 Crisis
Notably, India has been a key stakeholder in the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan. The country had also attended the historic signing ceremony of the peace deal between the US and Taliban in Doha on February 29. However, even after the peace deal inked last week, the political turmoil and instability in Afghanistan have increased instead of reducing. Also Read - Three Dead, 4 Injured in House Party Shooting in North Carolina
The week-long ‘reduction in violence’ pact between the US and Taliban had come into effect on February 21, but the violence in the country has resumed from where it stood before.
Just two days after the peace treaty was signed, the Afghan militant group ordered its members to launch terror attacks against the Afghanistan government. At least three people were killed in a bomb blast on Monday, while three more civilians died on Tuesday.