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Support Afghan-led peace process, address transit issue:India

New Delhi: Strongly backing the Afghan-led peace process, India today called for a cautious approach to bring peace to Afghanistan, saying execution of any initiative with “inadequate preparation” could be “dangerous” for the war-ravaged country.Foreign
PTI January 17, 2014 15:49 IST
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New Delhi: Strongly backing the Afghan-led peace process, India today called for a cautious approach to bring peace to Afghanistan, saying execution of any initiative with “inadequate preparation” could be “dangerous” for the war-ravaged country.

Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India supports the efforts being made to begin an “Afghan-owned and Afghan-led” peace process and hoped that it will help in reconciliation among various groups.

“We must all support this Afghan-led process. While doing so we must remember that any initiative to assist Afghanistan undertaken with inadequate preparation and not wholly executed is far more dangerous than no initiative at all,” Singh said, articulating India's position on the peace process.  

The Foreign Secretary was speaking at a meeting of senior officials representing the Istanbul Process.  

Singh lauded the efforts of President Hamid Karzai for holding Presidential elections in April and observed that the polls face threats from the extremist groups.