Conditions in Afghanistan extremely disturbing, says Congress


New Delhi, Aug 16 A day after Taliban captured power in Afghanistan, the Congress on Monday described conditions there as “extremely alarming” saying India’s strategic interests are at stake.

Speaking to media here, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Situation in Afghanistan is extremely alarming. India’s strategic interests are at stake.”

He said that the safety and security of our embassy and its personnel as also that of Indian citizens is at stake. “Congress Party stands solidly behind protecting India’s interests and expects a mature political and diplomatic response from our government over the complete collapse of government in Afghanistan and Taliban takeover,” he said.

His remarks came a day after Taliban has declared that the war in Afghanistan is over after its fighters swept into the capital, Kabul, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

Mohammad Naeem, a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office in Doha, told Al…

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