Stop military aid to Kabul: Taliban to India

The statement was issued by the Taliban earlier this month ahead of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to India.

Written by Sagnik Chowdhury | New Delhi | Published: September 15, 2016 1:18 am
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The Afghan Taliban have issued a statement warning India to stop providing military aid and aircraft to Kabul.

The statement was issued by the Taliban earlier this month ahead of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s visit to India.

Afghanistan has been demanding increased defence supplies, including lethal weapons, from India, and Ghani is expected to present a shopping list for arms and ammunition to equip the Afghan police and armed forces.

Last year, India gave four Mi-25 attack helicopters to the war-torn country.

A statement released by Afghan Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said, “Reports circulating in the media state that India will be providing military aid to the Kabul administration in form of aircraft and other equipment.”

“This is the severalth time that India is giving the stooge Kabul administration military aid and it is an obvious fact that such weapons will be used to kill our people, oppress our nation and destroy our homes and public welfare structures, a good example of which is Puli Alchin bridge in Kunduz recently destroyed by regime helicopters that were provided by the Indian government,” the statement said.

Calling on India to “stop exporting items of killing and destruction to Afghanistan”, it said, “Providing the Kabul administration with such deadly weapons cannot be interpreted as friendship with the people of our country… The Islamic Emirate condemns this action with the strongest of terms…”

The statement warned, “If anyone wishes to strengthen the Kabul stooge administration with military aid during occupation, this cannot be interpreted as anything other than enmity with the Afghans and shall arouse hatred of the people of Afghanistan.”

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    Hitler khan
    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:06 pm
    Its good move now may be they will start treatment witj india they will also involed in war with taliban...they wi go to india by the name of trade and business later on they will do what they are doing in pak now days..
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    1. khalid Amir
      Sep 15, 2016 at 1:43 pm
      Brother, not entirely true. I am one of that #Pashtun living on one side of Du Line. The case is not as simple as you have put it in few words, "The Taliban is a dominant Pashtun led rebel group, it is supported by the Pashtun tribes found on both sides of the border." I am one of those Pashtuns that you have very easily labelled as supportive of Talibans but I along with millions of Pashtuns are against Taliban. The biggest sufferer from this Tug-of-War between India, stan, Afghanistan, US, NATO and host of other actors are these Pashtun tribes straddled astride this bloody Du Line. The people are unaware of the very basic amenities of life that even the animals enjoy in the West. This space is just very less to explain all this but you got to study it in detail......
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      1. khalid Amir
        Sep 15, 2016 at 1:37 pm
        Legitimate or illegitimate.....the debate is useless....dia and stan should both try to bring stability to Afghanistan. Giving media coverage to such kind of statements will not serve this very purpose
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          Neeraj
          Sep 16, 2016 at 1:51 pm
          Dear Khalid, Indians never had anything against Afghans whether Talibanis or others. Problem was simple, Talibanis trained by stanis destro Afghanistan as we knew it. After that US came in the game. These Talibanis helped in freeing the known terrorists when our plane was hijacked. So, our hatred for Talbanis is always there. Even though Russia and India were friends, India spoke against Russia when they tried capturing Afghanistan. Talibanis were extension of stanis and it is they who have destro your nation. Pashtuns supporting Taliban and stan are just killing their own countrymen. And what stan gets by it- A preferential treatment at Kabul and thus help it realise a bigger ambition of becoming a great power of match to India!!
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          1. Razdanraz
            Sep 14, 2016 at 10:55 pm
            Good that real sons of Afghanistan are waking up to sense India's mischievous role in their country aided by puppets of the Afghan regime.
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