Washington, United States:
India said on Friday that US President Joe Biden and other leaders had agreed to keep a close eye on Pakistan, adding that its historic rival had been an “instigator” of unrest in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held his first face-to-face meeting with Biden, then participated in a larger “Quad” summit with the Australian and Japanese leaders. During the talks, Prime Minister Modi raised concerns about extremist elements in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover last month, officials said.
“There was a clear feeling that a closer examination and closer examination and monitoring of Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan – Pakistan’s role on the issue of terrorism – should be maintained,” the foreign minister said. Harsh Vardhan Shringla to reporters after the Home Talks.
The Quad will keep track of the “important point that is sometimes overlooked when you see Pakistan projecting itself as a facilitator when it has really been in many ways the instigator of some of the problems in our neighborhood and beyond” , did he declare.
India has been one of the most enthusiastic supporters of the pro-Western government in Afghanistan, which collapsed last month when Biden withdrew US troops deployed for 20 years.
Pakistan was the main supporter of the Taliban regime from 1996 to 2001 which imposed an ultra-austere interpretation of Islam and welcomed al-Qaeda, triggering the American invasion after the September 11 attacks.