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Army Chief Gen Rawat favours talks with Taliban if needed

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Bipin on Thursday said that would talk with the if feels the dialogue will serve the country's interests in

"If a number of countries are talking to the Taliban, and if has an interest in Afghanistan, then we should also join the bandwagon. We should not be left out," said at the Army's annual press conference here on Thursday.

In November last year, had participated in talks on in Moscow, of which the were also a part. 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.

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 "

During the meeting in last year, the had said that the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan was the only way forward for maintaining peace and security in the region.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 19:00 IST