The north and northwest border of Afghanistan meets with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Tajikistan and Afghanistan share a border of about 1357 km. According to the US, the Taliban has captured about 50 percent of Afghanistan's territory.
Dushanbe (Tajikistan): The increasing influence of the Taliban in Afghanistan has all the neighboring countries worried. Tajikistan is no exception to this.
The north and northwest border of Afghanistan meets with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Tajikistan and Afghanistan share a border of about 1357 km. According to the US, the Taliban has captured about 50 percent of Afghanistan's territory. But if the Taliban are to be believed, they have captured about 80 percent of the country's area.
This rise of Taliban has increased the concern of Tajikistan. In view of this, now Tajikistan has started the biggest security exercise since its separation from the Soviet Union. He has ordered his army to be ready at the border. About 2.30 lakh soldiers have been kept ready for this.
This has been ordered by President Emomali Rakhmon. About 20 thousand soldiers have been deployed in the capital Dushanbe itself. It has been named the biggest security exercise since the separation from the Soviet Union.
In his order given by the President, the army has also been asked to check its weapons and keep them ready for action. Apart from the artillery on the ground, the Air Force has also been ordered to be ready.
The President has said in a message on TV that the situation in the neighboring country of Afghanistan is getting worse every day. Therefore, the security forces have been kept on alert for the safety and stability of this area.
The President has also made it clear that in his order, he has ordered the army to make its best preparations. He said that there is a dire need to ensure that the borders are protected at all costs.
Next month Russia and Uzbekistan are also going to conduct military drills on the border of Tajikistan. Tajikistan became independent from Soviet Russia in the year 1994. The President of Tajikistan has also spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the issue of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the Taliban has told the Russian news agency that the situation along the borders with Afghanistan is completely under control.
Ever since the US started withdrawing its forces from Afghanistan, Taliban attacks in Afghanistan have increased significantly. In many border areas, the Afghan army has surrendered without a fight, while in some areas there is a fierce fighting between the two.
There are also some areas where Afghan army personnel have entered the borders of neighboring countries for fear of the Taliban. Afghanistan's neighboring countries are concerned that the Taliban may infiltrate any kind of inside their borders. Apart from this, this exercise has been done in view of preventing Afghan people fleeing due to the fear of Taliban.
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