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Vladimir Putin has criticized the US and its allies for leaving Afghanistan in the chaos that raises potential security threats for Russia, its allies in Central Asia. Stay tuned for latest news
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Last Updated at August 25, 2021 23:13 IST
Reiterating the fact that the union government will have a bare minimum presence in the strategically important sectors, finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on Wednesday said, banks, financial institutions, and insurance have been identified as strategic sectors, hence the government will not completely exit these sectors but will have a minimum presence.
The Taliban have appointed a new finance minister, an intelligence chief, and an acting interior minister in Afghanistan, according to media reports.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States and its allies for leaving Afghanistan in chaos that raises potential security threats for Russia and its allies in Central Asia.
Addressing Tuesday's meeting of the main Kremlin party, United Russia, Putin noted that militants could use the turmoil to destabilize the ex-Soviet Central Asian nations bordering Afghanistan.
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