Ajit Doval India’s National Security Advisor met with President Ashraf Ghani, and Abdullah Abdullah Afghan, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, regional consensus, countering terrorism, the peace process, and the role of India in establishing peace in Afghanistan.

According to Arg (Presidential Palace) statement, Ghani spoke to Doval saying, “The Afghan security forces are the righteous pillars of Afghanistan’s stability and are fighting in the front lines against the regional and global terrorism”.

During his trip Doval met with Abdullah Abdullah, head of HCNR and both parties discussed the second rounds of Intra-afghan talks and the Afghan peace process, Tolonews reported.

Doval during an unannounced trip to Afghanistan has discussed strategic issues with Afghan leading officials in Kabul against the backdrop of increased violence, mostly blamed on the Taliban militants.

Reports indicate, Doval also met former Afghan president Hamid Karzai, both discussed regional cooperation, the peace process, and bilateral relations.

The Indian National Security Advisor reportedly stressed the preservation of gains in the past two decades and that India has consistently backed Afghan-led and owned peace process.

Media reports that any decision and war solution in Afghanistan must ensure that the Afghan soil shouldn’t be used by global terrorism against India.

Doval is on a two days trip in Afghanistan.

This comes as Gen. Scot Miller, US, and NATO commander traveled to Kandahar for a security assessment.

The American General stressed that continual violence is a threat to the Afghan-led peace process, Tolonews reported.

He said foreign forces will support the Afghan security forces and the international forces will continue to remain strongly committed to their promise.

“There is a path to peace, there is an opportunity for peace, but Taliban violence will make the path very difficult to achieve, this is something that is absolutely important for the people of Afghanistan,” Miller added.

Meanwhile, Afghan Army Chief of Staff, Yasin Zia, discussed the defeat of Taliban in Kandahar, saying “They took the good experience from Helmand and Kandahar, many coffins were sent behind their doors across the (Durand Line) who had arrived here to support them (Taliban), so this sends a clear message”.


  • Mohammad Haroon Alim holds a BBA degree from Kardan University. He works as a sub-editor for Khaama Press.