Russia avoids India from a meeting intended for restoring peace in Afghanistan. The meeting held under the leadership of Russia had participation from the USA, China, Pakistan, and other countries.
India will, however, lead the UN Security Council meeting held this August. The UN Security Council meeting will largely discuss the Taliban annexation in Afghanistan. India is given the lead role for the meeting as the country celebrates its 75th Independence day this August.
Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar visited Afghanistan on August 5 to take part in the oath-taking ceremony of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, showing a clear indication of India’s stand on the issue.
The Indian military is actively involved in the UN peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan. The complex situations in Afghanistan started after the US and NATO forces withdraw their forces stationed there. Taliban grew its power and took over several districts in the country following the withdrawal. The Afghan army and Taliban continue their ongoing fighting in several districts.