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The Afghanistan embassy has said that Army chief General Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai has postponed a visit to India this week because of the offensive by the Taliban.
As clarified by the MEA some days ago, India however has been in contact with “all stakeholders” in Afghanistan. This is generally taken to mean not only the different factions in the Afghan government system, but also the Taliban. The Taliban is not seen as a monolithic organisation, and many factions are willing to engage Indian interlocutors.
Afghan Army Chief’s visit was postponed because of the “intensity of the war and Taliban’s increased assault and offensive” in Afghanistan, the Afghan embassy said without giving details.
Ahmadzai was scheduled to hold talks with his Indian counterpart, General MM Naravane, and meet National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and other top security officials. He was also scheduled to travel to Pune to meet Afghan cadets being trained at various institutions.