- Pakistan and China have started to strengthen their hold on Afghanistan
- ISI chief has got his pet Sirajuddin Haqqani to get the home minister’s chair
- Meanwhile, it has now been revealed that Chinese spies secretly visited Bagram Airbase.
After the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan and the bloody capture of Taliban, Pakistan and China have now started to strengthen their hold. Just before the formation of the interim Taliban government, the ISI chief traveled to Kabul and got his pet Sirajuddin Haqqani to be appointed interior minister. Meanwhile, it has now been revealed that a Chinese delegation has secretly visited and reconnaissance of the Bagram airbase, the largest US military base, last week. India’s tension has increased due to this revelation.
According to the report of CNN News 18, it is not yet clear why a delegation of high officials of China’s intelligence agency and army went to Bagram airbase. However it turns out that they were allegedly collecting evidence and data against the American people. Chinese spies seem to have gone there with the help of the Taliban and Pakistan to build an ‘intelligence centre’ to keep a close watch on any aid to Uighur Muslims in their Xinjiang province.
‘Chinese base will promote terrorism across the region’
According to sources, the interesting thing in this visit was that these Chinese spies had come to Afghanistan by road via Pakistan so that they could not be monitored at Kabul airport. On the other hand, India’s concern has increased seriously due to the visit of Chinese spies to Bagram airfield. Highly placed sources in the Indian government said, “We are confirming the visit of the Chinese team. This is serious… if they along with Pakistan set up a base there. This will lead to terrorism and instability in the entire region.
Earlier this month, the ISI chief met the intelligence chiefs of Russia, China, Iran and Tajikistan and briefed them about the Taliban government and the changing world order. According to sources, during this time the ISI chief had alleged that India encouraged terrorism against him in the previous Ghani government. Let us tell you that China is one of the few countries that have established diplomatic relations with the Taliban.
Nikki Haley warned
Earlier, Nikki Haley, senior US diplomat and former US envoy to the United Nations, warned that the US needed to keep a close watch on China after the Taliban took over Afghanistan. He had said that China may try to capture Bagram Air Force Base in the war-torn country. He can also use Pakistan to gain a strong position against India.
“We need to keep an eye on China because I think you can see China moving up to Bagram Air Force Base,” Haley said. I think they are also setting foot in Afghanistan and trying to use Pakistan to build a strong position against India. So we have many challenges ahead of us. The US military left Bagram Air Force Base, which was its main military base in Afghanistan, in July this year after nearly 20 years.
This base was under US control since 2001.
Bagram Air Force Base was under US control since 2001. US Navy SEAL commandos took training at Bagram Airbase to kill Osama bin Laden hiding in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Later these commandos left from Jalalabad Air Base. The base also housed the office of the commander who commanded the air operations in Afghanistan. This airfield was built by the Soviet Union in the 1950s. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, this base became its main base.