Kabul attack: India will never be cowed down, says Indian Ambassador Manpreet Vohra

Kabul attack: The attack on the Indian ambassador's residence comes less than a week after a truck blew up at the entrance to the Green Zone – inside which the Indian embassy as well as India House is located.

Written by Jyoti Malhotra | New Delhi | Published:June 6, 2017 2:26 pm
Kabul attack, kabul blast, india house, latest news, manpreet vohra, indian express news Kabul attack: Police officials in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded better security in the Afghan capital in the wake of a powerful truck bomb attack that killed scores of people. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

India’s ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra was at the Kabul Process meeting in Kabul this morning, which aims at getting the peace process back on track in Afghanistan, when a rocket landed on the tennis courts inside his residence, India House, at 10:25 am.

The residence is located deep inside a very high-security zone in Kabul.

In an exclusive conversation with the Indian Express, Ambassador Vohra said, “A rocket landed in the India House compound at 10:25 am. There were no casualties. Investigations are ongoing.”

He added: “India has dealt with terror and will never be cowed down by it.”

The tennis courts are cheek-by-jowl with India House, a graceful and stately home that has been witness to changes and upheaval in Afghanistan over the decades.

The Ambassador returned to the Kabul Process meeting at the “Arg”, or the presidential palace, soon after. Indian officials in Kabul said he was determined to send the message that India would play her full part in bringing peace to Afghanistan no matter that some other political forces had other ideas.

The attack on the Indian ambassador’s residence comes less than a week after a truck blew up at the entrance to the Green Zone – inside which the Indian embassy as well as India House is located.

Afghan president Ashraf Ghani said at the Kabul Process meetings this morning that as many as 150 people had died in that horrendous attack.

Ghani, who inaugurated the meeting, in which 23 countries are participating, said Afghanistan was in the frontline of terrorism worldwide.

“What will it take to convince Pakistan that a stable Pakistan helps them and helps our region,” an anguished Afghan president said, accusing his neighbor of actively destabilizing the region and Afghanistan.

Afghan intelligence sources have since been reporting that Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the ISI, actively supplied explosive to the Haqqani Network to carry out the Kabul truck blast.

“Pakistan is the key planner of this incident like in the past, but our security team is investigating the incident and these investigations have not been completed,” said Afghanistan’s ministry of interior spokesman Najib Danish.

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    Pagrri Sanbhaal
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:57 pm
    Ghanni is a illegitimate child of Modi who cares? It was RAW behind the Kabul attack we all know.So its better for India to free Kashmir and Afghanistan.
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    Kamal Pasha
    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    RAW and Modi are 100 involved in all the terrorists attacks in Afghanistan to disgrace stan. Ghani is troll of India. One day Ghani will be hanged from the tree like previous Afghan leaders.
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    Jun 6, 2017 at 8:15 pm
    Just pray to Allah. Allah is everywhere. He will give you peace and prosperity.
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    Dinesh Singh
    Jun 6, 2017 at 6:01 pm
    Any where terrorist attacks in he world sooner or later there comes a stani hand behind it, Be it India, Be it london, Be it Afghanistan and be it America and others. Now I think all victim countries should come together to eliminate this menace form stan soil because stan does not have any control over its vast spread Terror infrastructures and day may not be far away when these inhumans and anti civilisation creatures gets their hands on unsafe stani nuclear nals.
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    l s
    Jun 6, 2017 at 4:08 pm
    Is President Trump watching how his aid and funds are spent by this terrorist country stan?????? When is the next aid to be given to stan, Mr Trump ??? Nothing short of America buying peace by giving funds to terrorists. America is only concerned about it's own citizens. For them, others can go to hell, by using his funds.
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    L bhadrapati Devi
    Jun 6, 2017 at 3:17 pm
    stani Haqqani Net work is kil machine of ISI. When these monster turn against stan, it is doom of stan. Kil Muslim by Muslim stan sponsored terrorist will bring nowhere.
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    Jemma Thomas
    Jun 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm
    It is time that world powers less china, join together and the terrorism fight straight back to stan, ISI, MILITARY BRASE AND THEIR FAMILIES. Unless we bleed these terrorists kids to death. they don't understand what the pain means.
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    Manas Sarkar
    Jun 6, 2017 at 2:53 pm
    It's good, India will put a brigade in Kabul. Covering stan from both sides. I can foresee shortly Indian fighters will attack Pak from Kabul side. Squeeze Pak from both sides...
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