The Indian government has been studying the information shared by foreign intelligence agencies and monitoring the conversations within the organization to find the mysterious Akhundzada. A senior government official has now stated that he may be detained by the Pakistani military. Senior Taliban leaders and fighters have not seen him in the past six months. His last public statement was to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in May, a holiday marking the end of Ramzan.
Haibatullah Akhundzada was appointed Taliban leader in May 2016 after former Taliban leader Akhtar Mansour was killed in a US drone strike. According to a video statement shared by Mansour at the time. There are also reports in Delhi that members of terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have begun to mix with the Taliban.
Yesterday, since the Taliban occupied Afghanistan, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar outlined India’s concerns about terrorism at a UN Security Council meeting for the first time. Earlier this week, sources said that news from the Taliban’s political office in Qatar urged the Indian government to reconsider withdrawing its diplomats.
This information was seen as a disclosure, stating that India should not be afraid of attacks on its embassy or staff of groups such as Lashkar or Jaish. 4,444 India has evacuated all diplomats, but there are still more than 1,000 citizens remaining in various cities in Afghanistan. It turns out that determining their location and status is a challenge because not all of them are registered with the embassy.