India Raises Concerns Over Withdrawal Of U.S., NATO Troops From Afghanistan
Chief of Defence Staff of the Indian Armed Forces (CDS) Bipin Rawat has said that India has reservations about the vacuum created by the proposed withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan.
According to reports, General Bipin Rawat, speaking at a security conference, said that the “worrying thing is that the space created by the US and foreign forces in Afghanistan can be replaced by miscreants.
He refrained from naming the country which he said could take advantage of the situation and ruin the environment.
US President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced the end of the longest-running US war, saying the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan would begin on May 1.
The US president has rejected calls for more US troops, with some experts, including the local Afghan government, saying the withdrawal of foreign troops would call into question the law and order situation in Afghanistan. Attendance is required.
“We fear that the vacuum created in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US and NATO forces will not be taken advantage of by miscreants,” Rawat said.
He said India’s biggest concern was instability in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign troops, which could spread to occupied Kashmir.
He said there were also fears that Pakistan could benefit greatly from its long-standing ties with the Taliban in Afghanistan and that the United States was expected to play a key role after the withdrawal.
The Indian military official said many people were trying to take advantage of the situation after the withdrawal of foreign troops.
After the Taliban was ousted in 2001, India invested $3 billion in building roads, power plants and even its parliament in Afghanistan.
Bipin Rawat said India would be happy to provide more assistance to Afghanistan to bring peace.
It should be noted that while announcing the withdrawal from Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden had said that US objectives in Afghanistan had become very unclear during the last decade.
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