Expected Taliban takeover, but timeline surprises us: CDS Rawat

  • Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat on Wednesday stated that India was anticipating the takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban but it was not sure that the timelines would shift so abruptly and it would happen so soon.

  • He further stated that any terrorist activity flowing out the Taliban-ruled Afghanistan and finding it's way into India, will be firmly dealt with. He also suggested that Quad countries should strengthen cooperation to fight terrorism.

  • The Chief of Defence Staff said India is committed to ensuring a terrorist-free environment in the region. CDS Rawat stated that the nature of Taliban has not changed in the past 20 years and therefore, is to be carefully monitored.


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