India to talk to China, Russia on Pak role in Afghanistan With the US and the UK apparently conceding to Pakistan the lead role in reconciliation with Taliban, India is set to hold talks with Russia and China on emerging scenarios in Afghanistan ahead of the Nato-led International Security Assistance Forceâ€™s withdrawal from the conflict-ravaged country by 2014. National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon is likely to meet his Russian and Chinese counterparts later this month to discuss the evolving situation in Afghanistan. New Delhi is also expected to air its concern over Pakistanâ€™s role in the peace-process in Afghanistan during British Prime Minister David Cameronâ€™s visit to India scheduled on Monday. Cameron recently hosted Afghan and Pakistan presidents Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari at his country residence Chequers Court at Buckinghamshire in England and is understood to have encouraged the two leaders to strike a strategic partnership agreement. India will get another opportunity to discuss the issues when it will have a trilateral talk with the US and Afghanistan in New Delhi next week. Sources said India is expected to drive home the point that Pakistan continues to be â€œa part of the problemâ€ and it cannot yet be seen as â€œa part of the solutionâ€ in Afghanistan. Any hasty careless move to launch the peace process would in fact give an opportunity to Taliban to crawl back to power after 2014. New Delhi is likely to point out that the US itself, in 2011, publicly slammed Pakistanâ€™s Inter Services Intelligence for its role in fomenting terrorism in Afghanistan. What worries India is the Afghan High Peace Councilâ€™s five-step draft roadmap to 2015, as it appears to have been designed to kick-start a process that would ultimately give Pakistan the â€œstrategic depthâ€ it always aspired to have in Afghanistan. New Delhi is apprehensive about Washington outsourcing to Islamabad the peace-process with Taliban, before and after the drawdown of the International Security Assistance Force from Afghanistan. The â€œdraft road mapâ€ also seeks to give some key positions in post-2014 Afghanistan to the leaders of Taliban, including that of provincial governors, police chiefs and cabinet ministers. To facilitate the peace-process, Pakistan, since November, released 26 Taliban prisoners from its jails, ostensibly on request from Afghanistan but without any oversight, triggering fear that some of them might go back to extremism. When Menon broached the issue during a meeting of the BRICS high representatives for security in New Delhi last month, it was agreed that he and his counterparts from Russia and China would have a separate meeting to exchange views on the peace-process with Taliban and discuss the emerging scenarios in Afghanistan. Sources said the meeting might take place later this month. New Delhi has made it clear that it is in favour an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned process towards peace in Afghanistan but insisted that the â€œRed Linesâ€ agreed in London Conference in 2010 were strictly adhered to and the extremists entering the process were made to severe all links with Al Qaeda and other terrorist organisations.