After the capture of Kabul in Afghanistan, the Taliban has intensified the process of taking power. However, with the formation of the government, differences have emerged between Taliban factions. Due to this, the Taliban government could not be formed after five days of the withdrawal of US forces. The Haqqani network also remains a major obstacle in the process of government formation. The Haqqani network operating in Afghanistan is very close to Pakistan. This can be gauged from the fact that Haqqani network was involved in the bomb blast outside the Indian Embassy in Afghanistan on 7 July 2008 at the behest of Pakistani Intelligence Agency (ISI). After all, who is the terrorist associated with the Haqqani network? What is their relation with Pakistan? How dangerous is this for India?
Haqqani network comes out after withdrawal of US troops
After the withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan, the dreaded terrorist organization Haqqani Network has come out from behind the scenes and has come in front of the camera. Haqqani network’s number two terrorist Anas Haqqani met former presidents Hamid Karzai and Abdullah-Abdullah in Kabul. Let us tell you that the democratic government of Afghanistan has sentenced Anas to death for the murder of innocent people. However, he was released along with two other hardline terrorists in 2019 due to the deal with the Taliban. Therefore, it is feared that the real key to the power of the Taliban government to be formed in Afghanistan will remain with the leader of the Haqqani network, Sirajuddin Haqqani.
Will Haqqani’s kingpin Sirajuddin have the keys to power?
The Haqqani network is presenting its strong claim in the process of forming the government in Afghanistan. Therefore, it is feared that the real key to the power of the Taliban government to be formed in Afghanistan will remain with the leader of the Haqqani network, Sirajuddin Haqqani. At the same time, the brutality of this terrorist organization running on the behest of Pakistan can also become a hindrance in the relations between India and Afghanistan.
Pakistan connection of Haqqani network and India’s concern
The Haqqani Network was founded by Jalaluddin Haqqani, a US special. In the 1980s, the organization had achieved considerable success in the area of North Waziristan against the army of the former Soviet Union. It is claimed that America has a big hand in advancing Jalaluddin. America’s CIA used to fund him. Arms and training were also given to the organization by CIA agents. Jalaluddin was also a special of Pakistani intelligence agency ISI since that time. Actually, ISI used to tell CIA how much money and weapons to give to which Mujahideen. Due to this, Pakistan still has a lot of influence on the Haqqani network and due to this, India’s concerns have also increased.
Haqqani Network Afghanistan’s strongest terrorist organization
Even after the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, the Haqqani network established its influence in and around Waziristan. Born in Paktia province of Afghanistan, Jalaluddin greatly expanded his organization in Pakistan and Afghanistan. By 1990, with the help of the CIA and ISI, the Haqqani network had become the strongest terrorist organization in Afghanistan. At that time the Taliban was rising in Afghanistan. Jalaluddin was also a well known Pashtun Mujahideen. This is the reason that the Taliban made friends with Haqqani and both of them started ruling the whole country. As the Taliban and Haqqani approached, the US distanced itself.