Chinese language ambassador to Afghanistan Wang Yu and Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief operational commander Mufti Abdul Rauf Azhar are individually stated to have met the Taliban management in Kandahar on Thursday to congratulate the Sunni Pashtun Islamists for taking up Afghanistan. Each Mullah Baradar, stated to be the front-runner because the Taliban candidate for President of Afghanistan, and Mullah Yaqoob, the son of Mullah Omar and deputy chief of Taliban, are in Kandahar.
Whereas ambassador Wang met his Pakistani counterpart on Wednesday to intently cooperate on the Afghan difficulty, he’s understood to have met Mullah Baradar in Kandahar to supply Beijing’s assist in the reconstruction of the Islamist Taliban-ruled nation. China just isn’t solely happy with the humiliation of the US by the hands of the Taliban however can be seeking to promote the Belt Street Initiative (BRI) and exploit Afghan reserves of lithium and copper within the title of reconstruction. The bigger Chinese language game-plan is to succeed in the Central Asian Republics through Afghanistan for evacuation of fuel and mineral sources.
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Taliban’s ideological comrade in jihad, Jaish’s Mufti Rauf met Mullah Yaqoob, who additionally doubles up as an ideologue within the absence of Mullah Haibatullah Akundzada, in Kandahar to supply allegiance on behalf of the Bahawalpur primarily based group. Mufti Rauf’s elder brother and Jaish Emir Maulana Masood Azhar was a Deobandi ideologue at a Harkat-ul-Ansar terror coaching camp in Khost earlier than he was arrested on the outskirts of Srinagar in 1994. Azhar shaped the Jaish group after his launch within the Indian Airways IC-814 hijacking to Kandahar in alternate for hostages. The whole hijacking was deliberate with the assistance of the then ruling Taliban management in December 1999.
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Whereas the present Taliban leadership has gone on file saying that it’ll not enable Afghan soil for use towards any third nation, the Sunni Pashtun UN-designated terrorist group has very shut operational hyperlinks with Al Qaeda and Jaish-e-Mohammed. Each these world terrorist teams are in search of sanctuaries inside Taliban-ruled Afghanistan to coach its cadre and wage jihad towards their adversaries. The Taliban has overtly advocated jihad as their elementary Islamic responsibility.
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Whereas Maulana Masood Azhar lives below the very best safety in Bahawalpur madrasa, Mufti Rauf Azhar’s assembly with Kandahar management of the Taliban assumes significance as Jaish’s most important goal is India. Masood Azhar elder brother Ibrahim Azhar, the person who orchestrated the IC-814 hijack, takes care of the Afghan operations of the fear group.
Based on Indian counter-terrorism specialists, Jaish will develop into extra lively with the rise of the Taliban in Kabul with total South Asia experiencing an increase in Islamic radicalization. Whereas China will keep stress on India on the Line of Precise Management (LAC) and cement its ties with India’s adversaries within the neighbourhood, the rise of the Taliban will have an effect on India’s inner safety.