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40 tons of fruits flown from Kandahar to India through Afghan-India air corridor

The fourth cargo plane flying from southern Kandahar province through the Afghanistan-India air corridor exported fresh and dried fruits weighing 40 tons to India. According to a statement from the Office of the President, Afghanistan has sent 198 tons of

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Afghanistan, India strengthen economic bond through Trade and Investment Show

In an effort to strengthen commercial and economic ties between Afghanistan and India through trade and investment, the Governments of India and Afghanistan, along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), opened the first “Passage to Prosperity: India-Afghanistan

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India commits to 116 new projects in Afghanistan

The Indian government has stepped up its development partnership with Afghanistan by committing to 116 new projects in 31 provinces. The announcement was made during the bilateral talks between Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and his Indian counterpart Suhma Swaraj

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Afghanistan’s second cargo flight to India takes off from Kandahar

Cargo plane filled with 40 tons of dried fruits and medical plants was sent from southern Kandahar province to India on Saturday. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Kandahar Governor Zalmai Wesa said Afghanistan would transport grapes, pomegranates and other fresh fruits

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First Afghan-India air corridor flight to operate over the next 2 days

India’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that the first flight of the Afghanistan-India air corridor is likely to operate in the weekend or early next week. “The flight will take Indian products to Afghanistan and will bring Afghan products

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First India-Afghanistan air cargo scheduled for June 15

The India- Afghanistan air corridor project, which was an announced by President Ghani and Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, enters implementation phase today. An agreement to that effect was signed between Nader Omar , CEO of Ariana Airlines, and

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India, Afghanistan to set up air transport corridor bypassing Pakistan

India and Afghanistan are planning to set up an air transport corridor to help increase trade between the two nations that is obstructed by political tensions with Pakistan. The announcement was made by Indian Prime Minister Narindra Modi in the

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Afghanistan to soon open a consulate in Hyderabad, India

Afghanistan will soon open a consulate in Hyderabad city of India as well in a bid to improve ties with India. Speaking on the sidelines of the FICCI and FTAPCCI meeting, Afghan Ambassador to India Shaida Mohamamd Abdali said the

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India exempts Afghanistan’s fruits exports from customs duty

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) announced on Wednesday that the Indian government has pledged to exempt Afghanistan from customs duty on its fruit exports to the country. Deputy Chief of ACCI, Khan Jan Alokozay, said the Indian

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Afghanistan, India sign MoU on 87 projects worth $25 million

The Indian and Afghan governments signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for additional 87 projects worth USD 25mn under the Small Development Projects (SDP) on Wednesday. A significant part of India’s development portfolio in Afghanistan has been a special

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1st batch of Afghan students graduate from National Agricultural Sciences & Technology University

The first batch of 21 students of ANASTU were awarded M.Sc. degrees on 6th June 2016 at the convocation/graduation ceremony held at Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) in New Delhi. The Graduation Ceremony was attended from Indian side by   Amar

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Chabahar port agreement to be signed on Monday

Afghanistan, India and Iran are expected to sign the Chabahar Agreement on Establishment of the International Transport and Transit Corridor on Monday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day visit to Iran where he will engage with the

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India grants $ 1mn to Habibia High School in Kabul over a period of 10 years

The Government of India has decided to grant USD 1 million to Habibia High School over a period of 10 years. The funds will be broadly utilized for replacement of electricity transformers and related works, immediate civil repairs, modernization program

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Construction work of Kandahar’s cricket stadium kicks off

The construction work of Kandahar cricket stadium was officially inaugurated on Monday with financial collaboration from the government of India. The Indian government had approved the construction of the stadium in mid-2014 at a cost of USD 1mn. “Excellency, in

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Indian cabinet approves a revised cost of $142.25m in connection with Afghan Parliament building

The Indian cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, gave its ex-post facto approval for completing of the Afghan Parliament building in Kabul at a revised project cost of Rs. 969 crore which is equivalent to USD 142.25mn.

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India pushing for trade deals with Eurasia Economic Union

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on an eight-day tour to Russia and five Central Asian nations where he is expected to push for a free trade agreement between India and the Eurasia Economic Union (EEU). The EEU was formed

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No contract was signed with the Indian consortium on Hajigak mine: Afghan Mines Minister

Afghanistan’s Mines and Petroleum Minister Daud Shah Sabah cleared the air around the Hajigak mining contract and maintained that no contract was signed with the Indian consortium. Earlier this week, reports came out that a consortium led by the Steel

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Chabahar Port to be operational by December 2016

India inked a deal with Iran for the development of Chabahar Port earlier this month and the port is expected to be completed by December of next year. Work on the strategic port, which will give sea-land access to Afghanistan

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SAIL-led consortium pulls out from $10.8bn Afghan mining project

Led by the state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), the Afghan Iron and Steel Consortium (AIFSCO) after years of apprehension about the project has pulled out from the project altogether. According to The Financial Express, an inter-ministerial group at

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Afghanistan, India holds food festivals in Kabul and Delhi

India and Afghanistan have historical and cultural linkages since centuries and the same gets reflected in the cuisines of the two countries. As part of cultural exchange, Indian Embassy in Kabul and Afghan Embassy in Delhi have jointly organized reciprocal

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Afghanistan, India set to further strengthen ties

President Ashraf Ghani paid a state visit to India from 27-29 April and met with President Pranab MukherJee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior members of the Indian Cabinet. This was the first visit of President Ghani to India after

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ANASTU : India furthers assistance in southern Afghanistan

The Government of India organized the first ever tele-conference lecture for Afghanistan National Agricultural Sciences and Technology University (ANASTU) on 2nd February, 2015 at Kandahar University campus. Based on ANASTU’s request, the premier Indian agricultural institution – Indian Agricultural Research

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India agrees to develop Iran’s Chabahar port

India plans to sign an agreement with Iran for the development of the Chabahar port in southeast Iran. The port plays a key role in opening up a trade route for India to landlocked Afghanistan where India has political ties

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Signing Ceremony for 57 Small Development Projects

Since 2002, the Government of India has committed USD 2 billion dollars to the socio-economic rebuilding of the Afghan state and society in accordance with the development priorities of the Government and the people of Afghanistan. As part of India’s

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Indian investors enthusiastic about investing in Afghanistan

At the “2nd Conference of Indian Investors” held in Kabul, Indian investors expressed their interest in investing in Afghanistan’s several economic sectors in a bid to strengthen economic ties between the two nations. Officials from the Indian Embassy said a

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