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Afghanistan turmoil

India fears Kashmir terrorism after Taliban resurgence

Militant group's victory seen as chance for Pakistan to expand influence

India ramped up security in Kashmir after the February 2019 air strikes.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- The Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan has raised alarm in India that terrorist groups will rise up to threaten Kashmir, where New Delhi is locked in a decadeslong territorial dispute with neighbor Pakistan.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed such concerns in a call Tuesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Indian media, saying that terrorism must not be allowed to spread from Afghanistan. Modi also discussed the impact of the Taliban's resurgence on global security with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday.

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