Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani held summit-level talks. The event took place via video conferencing on February 09. While addressing at the event, PM Modi said, "Both India and Afghanistan want to see the region free of terrorism." On signing of MoU on construction of Shahtoot dam, the PM added, "We are happy that Shahtoot Dam will provide drinking water facility to Kabul and also be used for irrigation purpose."
India at the United Nations has pushed for global peace and end of violence. It slammed Pakistan and urged the UN to safeguard religious sites the world over. In December 2020, a historic Hindu temple in Karak was attacked and set on fire. India also raised a terrorist attack at Sikh gurudwaras in Kabul in March 2020. At the UNSC meet on Columbia, India appreciated the remarkable progress in the peace building process. It applauded the efforts of the people and Govt. of Columbia in realizing the achievements of the last 4 years. India gave suggestions for implementing the peace agreement. India also participated at the UNSC meeting on the Central African Republic (CAR). lt condemned constant violence in the landlocked country in Central Africa. In CAR, the immediate and pressing priority is early restoration of peace and stability. At the UNSC meeting on Syria, India showed concern over deteriorating security situation. Hostilities in Syria other than the Northwest part, have continued unabated. Ambassador Tirumurti calls on the international community to provide immediate assistance alleviate humanitarian sufferings, rebuilding infrastructure and safeguarding livelihoods in Syria.
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval attended Vivekananda memorial lecture on January 23. He said, "Swami Vivekananda used materialism and spiritualism different from the conceptual prototype. He told the youth that you'll be nearer to heaven playing football than studying the Bhagwat Gita. He understood that every individual, society or nation have to meet its basic materialistic requirements to exist and progress."
A delegation of All India Sajjadanashin Council comprising of 20 Sajjada Nasheens of prominent Dargahs of India met NSA Ajit Doval on January 18. They discussed the current threats posed to peace and harmony in the country by radical forces. "We came here regarding the basic problems being faced by Sufis. Doval Sahib listened to us very patiently and we are confident that our grievances will be conveyed to the government," said Syed Nasiruddin Chishty, Chairman of All India Sufi Sajjadanashin Council.