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‘India positively responds to Afghanistan’s wish-list for military aid’

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Government of India has responded positively to the request of the Afghan officials to provide equipment to the Afghans security forces, it has been reported.

Afghan ambassador to New Delhi, Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, said that the equipment request comes when the Afghan Army Chief of Staff, General Qadam Shah Shaheem visited the India.

“India accepted to deliver the last Mi-25 gunship to Afghanistan and also help with the repair and maintenance of some helicopters in Afghanistan’s inventory,” the envoy said.

He told REF that the Indian authorities also agreed to dispatch a technical team to Kabul in near future to help with requirements of the Afghan security forces.

It is worth mentioning that India has remained among the top contributors in rebuilding of Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban regime and has spent around $2 billion in various sectors in the country.

It is pertinent to mention that the US Secretary of the State John Kerry has said a trilateral meeting of US, India and Afghanistan will be held next month on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Addressing a press conference with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday, Kerry said the purpose of the meeting was to enhance cooperation among the three countries on various issues.

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