He said India supports all efforts at peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan that will preserve unity and plurality, and bring security, stability and prosperity to the country.
"Our agreement with the Russians is that this meeting should lead to direct talks between us (Afghan government) and the Taliban, if it does not happen like this, then this will reflect the intention of the Taliban and this means they (Taliban) are not prepared for peace", MoFA spokesperson Sibghat Ahmadi was quoted in local reports.
However, the Afghan government confirmed that a four-person delegation from the country's High Peace Council will be attending the meet, while the Taliban also said they would send representatives to Moscow.
For the first time, India will be talking to the Taliban but in a "non official" capacity during a multilateral meeting in Moscow on Friday.
While the Afghan Foreign Ministry won't participate in the meeting on Friday, the Afghan High Peace Council - a government-appointed body tasked to talk to Taliban on the reconciliation process - will be there.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend a signing ceremony following their meeting on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg on June 1, 2017.
"We are aware that the Russian Federation is hosting a meeting in Moscow on November 9 on Afghanistan..."
"Our participation at the meeting will be at the non-official level".
At a media briefing in Washington on Wednesday, US State Department Deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino said that his country "believes that all countries should support direct dialogue between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to reach an end to the war". After the Afghan government cancelled its participation, India too followed suit on the pretext that it would be untenable for New Delhi's representatives to share the table with a Taliban delegation - when Afghanistan's democratically-elected government would be staying away. On Thursday, the United States said it would send representatives from its embassy in Moscow to the talks; Pakistan is also expected to send a representative.
"We said that we will be participating in a meeting on Afghanistan which is hosted by Russian Federation".
The Taliban's attendance will bolster the group's global status, while the meeting gives Moscow the chance to influence peace efforts until now dominated by Washington.
Moscow said it had invited representatives from the United States as well as India, Iran, China, Pakistan and five former Soviet republics in Central Asia.
The Afghan foreign ministry has emphasised that the council does not represent the Afghan government at the meeting, however.