India’s deputy NSA stresses Afghanistan should not harbor terrorists

India’s Deputy National Security Adviser, Vikram Misri, emphasized that Afghanistan’s territory should not be used as a haven for terrorists, underscoring the regional threat posed by instability in the country.

Misri made these comments at the 6th Regional Dialogue of Secretaries of Security Councils/National Security Advisers on Afghanistan, held in Bishkek on Friday.

“Our collective approach has been articulated in UNSCR 2593. Afghan territory should not be used for sheltering, training, planning, or financing terrorist acts; specifically, those involving terrorist individuals proscribed by the UN Security Council, including members of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad,” Misri stated, as quoted by The Indian Express.

The security meeting on Afghanistan saw participation from India, Iran, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Turkmenistan, and Pakistan. Misri reaffirmed Delhi’s unwavering commitment to supporting peace, security, and stability in Afghanistan, highlighting the historic ties between the two nations.

He also pointed out India’s significant contributions to Afghan welfare, with involvement in nearly 500 projects and an investment exceeding $3 billion to benefit the Afghan population.