India is "closely watching" recent development in Afghanistan regarding the peace initiatives and does not find any reason to be concerned by changes in US policy on Afghanistan

Sources have told WION that the "basis of US South Asia policy was not India front and centre but US in Afghanistan". US South Asia policy under Trump administration had called for greater participation of India, something that had miffed Pakistan.

India's official policy on Afghan peace process is that it should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned, and Afghan-controlled and with participation of the Government of Afghanistan.

On recent participation of New Delhi at non official level during Moscow format talks on Afghanistan, sources said "we haven't spoken to the Taliban and that is our policy" but "India would like to be in all the processes since we have legitimate interest in Afghanistan" 

India sent 2 former diplomats-- Amar Sinha, India's former envoy to Afghanistan & TCA Raghavan at non-official level at the Moscow talks. 

US special representative for Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad will be visiting India in January during which he will be meeting Indian leadership and brief them about developments in Afghanistan. 

Recent months have seen hectic parleys on peace in Afghanistan. Earlier this month Foreign Ministers of China, Afghanistan & Pakistan meet in Kabul and earlier this week Pakistani FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi was in Kabul, his 2nd visit to the country in one month. Iran, US, Russia have been engaging with Taliban.

The development coming even as US media reported that US President Donald Trump may withdraw 7000 troops from Afghanistan, something that still is to be confirmed by Pentagon.