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India Pledges $100m for Afghan Projects

India Pledges $100m for Afghan Projects

KABUL - The money will be invested in 108 small development projects in different parts of the country.
An agreement was signed between Indian Ambassador to Kabul Manpreet Vohra and Afghan officials on Tuesday based on which India will provide $100 million USD for 108 small development projects in Afghanistan.
Education and health sectors will be included in the 108 projects, officials said.
There should be no delay in the implementation of the projects, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said at the signing ceremony of the agreement.
He said India’s help will have a positive impact on people’s lives in the country. “India wants peace and stability in Afghanistan,” Abdullah said.
He pointed to cross-Durand Line incursion by Pakistan and said “(some) countries – in the region – cannot achieve anything by firing missiles and suicide attacks”.
Abdullah said those countries which claim they want friendly relations with Afghanistan “must show it in practice”.
This comes after Pakistan forces resumed cross-Durand Line incursions on Kunar province in the east of Afghanistan over the weekend.
Local officials say that more than 180 missiles have hit Dangam and Sarkano district in Kunar in the last few days.
Local officials claimed that the rocket shelling resulted in casualties in the area. However, no exact information is available in this respect.  (Tolo news)