New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said India is carefully monitoring the situation in Afghanistan but its priority is the safe return of Indian nationals from the war-torn country.

Speaking to reporters after chairing a UN Security Council meeting on peacekeeping in New York, Jaishankar said India's approach to Afghanistan would be guided by its relationship with the Afghan people.

"At the moment, we, like everybody else, are very carefully following developments in Afghanistan. Our focus is on ensuring security in Afghanistan and the safe return of Indian nationals," Jaishankar said.

"For us, it (Indian investment in Afghanistan) reflected our historical relationship with Afghan people. That relation with Afghan people obviously continues. That will guide our approach to Afghanistan in the coming days," Jaishankar said.

When asked if India has had any communication with Taliban in the recent days, Jaishankar said, "At this point of time, we're looking at what is the situation in Kabul. Obviously, the Taliban and its representatives have come to Kabul. So we need to take it on from there."

Jaishankar reached New York on Monday as the UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on the situation in Afghanistan. This was the second time in just over the 10 days that the UN body met under India's presidency.