India wants offensive against Taliban to continue

New Delhi, Nov 25 ( India Wednesday said it wants the US-led military offensive against the Taliban to continue in Afghanistan.

Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor told the Lok Sabha that New Delhi wants the pressure on Taliban and other insurgent groups “should not be eased”.

The minister was replying to a question on India’s stand on the presence of US-led NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Tharoor also said that Afghanistan supported India’s role in re-building the war-torn nation. He said that opinion polls by various agencies has proved that “our efforts are appreciated and acknowledged by the people of Afghanistan”.

Tharoor said India was waiting for the conclusion of the investigation by the Afghan agencies on the attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul that killed 13 people in October.

The minister said that for the government each Indian life was precious.