Arindam Bagchi, a spokesman for India’s Ministry of External Affairs, said that the Afghan embassy in New Delhi and the consulates in Mumbai and Hyderabad are functioning.
Bagchi made the remarks to reporters in a weekly press briefing.
However, he said that India’s position on the “recognition of the entity has not changed.”
“I guess the Afghan diplomats who are here continue to provide services for the Afghan nationals,” he said.
Meanwhile, political analysts believe that the resumption of Afghan embassy’s activities will improve the relations between Kabul and Delhi.
“For us, it is a positive [step], I see it as a positive move. The reopening of the embassies is also a lobby for the Islamic Emirate. It both benefits the nation and the government,” said Sultan Mohammad Sultani, political analyst.
“It would be better for the Islamic Emirate to have good diplomatic relations with all of the countries. The countries which are concerned about Afghanistan should meet their wishes through diplomatic paths,” said Amanullah Hotaki, a political analyst.
Earlier, the acting Consul General of Afghanistan in Mumbai, Sayed Mohammad Ibrahimkhil, said in a video that he and the Consul General of Afghanistan in Hyderabad, Zakia Wardak, have taken the responsibility for the consulate services of Afghanistan’s embassy in New Delhi based on requests of the Indian government.