Afghan embassy in India suspends operations
The Afghan embassy in India has suspended all operations after the ambassador and other senior diplomats left the country for Europe and the United States where they gained asylum.
India does not recognise the Taliban government, and closed its own embassy in Kabul after the Taliban took control in 2021, but New Delhi had allowed the ambassador and mission staff appointed by the Western-backed government of ousted Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to issue visas and handle trade matters.
The embassy officials said, at least five Afghan diplomats have left India. One of the Afghan officials said, the Indian government will now take over the diplomatic compound in a caretaker capacity.
Asked about the matter, an Indian foreign ministry official in New Delhi said they were looking into the developments, without giving any details.