India Rejects Claim That Its Intelligence Officials Found Dead in Afghanistan


The claim about the deaths of two Indian citizens comes as New Delhi is reportedly involved in efforts to open a regular dialogue with the Taliban. The Taliban, of late, has been overrunning the positions of Afghan defence forces, timing it’s offensive against the Afghan government to coincide with the US troop withdrawal process.

India has rejected a claim that two of its citizens have been found dead near a police station in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

A Kabul-based journalist claimed that two officers from India’s external intelligence agency’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), who were posing as engineers at a construction company, were found dead in Kandahar.

​The journalist alleged that the deceased individuals were involved in funding and supplying arms to “anti-Pakistan” terrorist outfits such as Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), and the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA).

Islamabad claims it possesses “irrefutable evidence” about India’s involvement in terrorist activities inside Pakistani territory. At a press conference in November of last year, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi alleged that Indian intelligence agencies were running 66 terror training camps in Afghanistan for groups such as the TTP and the BLA.

Qureshi went on to accuse New Delhi of staging terrorist attacks against infrastructure projects being developed under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project of the Belt and…

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