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India reopens embassy in Kabul: Top government sources in News18 MPNRC

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This step is a major step towards re-establishing relations between India and Afghanistan. photo/news18

The Indian team led by a Joint Secretary-level officer reached the Afghan capital on Thursday by an Air Force aircraft.

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India has reopened its embassy in Kabul, CNN-News18 has learned in exclusive information shared by top government sources.

This significant step is a major step towards re-establishing ties after India took a step back after the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan last year.

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Sources said that the Indian team led by a joint secretary level officer has reached Kabul.

Afghan officials will receive the Indian diplomatic team in Kabul.  photo/news18
India had to take a step back after the Taliban took over Afghanistan last year. photo/news18
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He said the embassy would start functioning soon and a junior director level officer would be in charge of the mission.

The teams reached the Afghan capital on Thursday by Air Force aircraft.

Sources said that they will start with establishing cooperation with the Taliban government and later the visa process will also start.

In a global exclusive interview with News18 this month, Afghan Defense Minister Mullah Yacoub had invited India to reopen the embassy.

“We request them to come and open their embassy here and send an ambassador here and agree to have our ambassador in India so that diplomatic relations can start, which will also lay the groundwork for defense and other relations,” he said. They said. “We assure that India, like other countries, can come here and open its embassies, for which the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan can protect them and provide them security.”

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