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PublishDate: Thursday, April 22, 202112:03

India Likely To Help Afghanistan With Military Training & Assistance

Kabul: India plans to step-up military training and assistance to Afghanistan as foreign troops are set to withdraw from the country by September 11.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_#India is one of the regional players who will have a lot to gain or lose depending on the stability of Afghanistan. The steps will help enhance bilateral defence cooperation and the way forward was discussed during a meeting between Army chief general M M Naravane and Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay.

“The Afghan National Defense & Security Forces (ANDSF) have developed great capacity and strength over the past 20 years. ANDSF still requires timely support to further build professional, capable and self-sustaining security forces. Thank you India and Gen Naravane for supporting ANDSF,” said Mamundzay, in a tweet on Wednesday.

In the recent past, India has supplied military hardware, including four Mi-25 armed helicopters, to Afghanistan as well as trained thousands of its military personnel in #counter-terrorism operations, military #field-craft, intelligence-gathering and information technology.

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat had warned recently that there is an urgent need to ensure peace in the war-ravaged country so that there is no vacuum created in Afghanistan for the disruptors to set in. In fact, US President Joe #Biden had also mentioned that India, Pakistan and Russia have a great role to play in order to maintain peace in the region.

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