Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

India to Boost Assistance to Afghan Forces: Gokhale

India to Boost  Assistance to Afghan Forces: Gokhale

KABUL - India on Thursday pledged to increase its assistances with the Afghan security and defense forces, a statement from the Afghan National Security Advisor said.
Indian foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale, who attended the Kabul Process conference, made the pledge at a meeting with NSA Hanif Atmar here.
The statement said both the sides talked about political and diplomatic relations between Afghanistan and India.
They also talked about counterterrorism and India’s support to Afghan security forces, the source said.
Gokhale called the Kabul Process meeting as important for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region and congratulated the Afghan people over the conference’s success.
Talking on behalf of the Indian government, he assured strong support to decisions made at the Kabul process meeting. He also said India was ready to finance some specific infrastructural projects.
On the other hand, Atmar thanked India for its support in various fields in Afghanistan and hailed the Indian people for their cooperation with the Afghans in education and military areas.
He said the role of regional countries, particularly India, was important in counterterrorism and peace.
The Indian media said Gokhale, who called on President Ashraf Ghani, handed over a letter from Prime Minister NarendraModi to the Afghna leader, according to the external affairs ministry.

In his meetings with Afghan leaders and addressing a meeting of 'Kabul Process', Gokhale emphasised India's position that there can be no compromise with terrorism and action must be taken against those who provide safe havens and sanctuaries to terrorists. (Pajhwok)