"If a number of countries are talking to the Taliban, and if India has an interest in Afghanistan, then we should also join the bandwagon. We should not be left out," General Rawat said at the Army's annual press conference here on Thursday.
In November last year, India had participated in talks on Afghanistan in Moscow, of which the Taliban were also a part. New Delhi had participated at a non-official level, sending two former diplomats to the meeting.
It is to be noted that India has a policy on not engaging with the group.
General Rawat further said, "If somebody has started the talks, let us listen to what is being talked. I have only said what has already been said as someone had already been sent there. Unless you are not sitting on a high table and see how it suits you, you won't know what is happening there in Afghanistan."