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“India is Afghanistan’s most reliable regional partner”–Pentagon

The Pentagon regarded India as Afghanistan’s “most reliable regional partner” in its report to the US Congress titled ‘Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan’. India is Afghanistan’s most reliable regional partner and the largest contributor of development assistance in the

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Pulling out of SAARC summit will have positive impacts: Afghanistan

Afghan Ambassador to India, Shaida Abdali, hopes that decision by five countries to pull out of the SAARC summit in Islamabad will have positive impacts and will help improve peace and partnership among the member countries. “We hope the decision

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Afghanistan to receive $1bn in fresh aid from India

India pledges to offer USD 1 billion in fresh economic aid to Afghanistan in a bid to further strengthen ties between the two nations. The announcement came during Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s visit to New Delhi where he held

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Indian Ambassador visits Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health in Kabul

Indian Ambassador to Kabul, Manpreet Vohra, visited Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health (IGICH), Kabul on Thursday to familiarize himself with the Institute and services being rendered by the Institute. He also visited the recently established diagnostic centre and surgical

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India pledges $20.4mn in fresh aid to Afghanistan

The Afghan and Indian governments signed 12 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) worth  USD 20.4mn on Wednesday in fresh development aid to Afghanistan. The MoUs were signed by the Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Manpreet Vohra and a number of the Afghan

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Afghanistan, India sign 92 projects worth $19.24

India and Afghanistan commenced yet another chapter in their development partnership by signing 92 more people-centric projects designed to improve the lives of the hard working and determined citizens across Afghanistan. The Afghan Government has been making concerted efforts to

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Indian company commissions substations in Afghanistan

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (Bhel), an Indian state-owned company, has commissioned two substations in Charikaar, around 60kms from Kabul and Doshi, around 150kms from Kabul. The two, 220/20kV substations were inaugurated by Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and Indian Ambassador

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India offers 1000 scholarships for Afghan students for the academic year-2016

To further strengthen the close friendly relations between Afghanistan and India, the Government of India continues to offers 1000 student scholarships (ICCR) to the Afghan nationals under the Special Scholarship Scheme for pursuing Undergraduate, Postgraduate courses. From last year, 20

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India to invest $9mn in water supply scheme in Charikar

India will invest USD 9mn to build a water supply scheme in Charikar city of central Parwan province. The project will be completed within a year and will help meet the potable water demand of the city. According to sources,

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India committed to rebuilding Afghanistan

India has once again underscored its commitments to support Afghanistan in its rebuilding process. The Delhi Policy Group, an independent think-tank, in its annual report titled ‘Afghanistan 2015: The Quest for National Unity’ has highlighted ideas and recommendations for maintaining

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25 Afghans attend WTO accession training in India

Afghanistan is at the cusp of joining the WTO having completed most of the accession formalities. Afghanistan will be the 35th LDC member of this rules based organization and this status entails a few privileges and preferences that other more

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India and Afghanistan sign MoU on textile cooperation

On 07 January, the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Ministry of Textiles of the Republic of India signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand business and cooperation in the field of textiles

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India to continue assistance to Afghanistan despite the security uncertainty

Regardless of the security uncertainty, the Indian government has no intention of pulling out of the major developmental projects that it is currently undertaking in Afghanistan. India solidified its commitment nearly 3 years ago when the country signed the Strategic

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India grants USD 1mn for construction of a cricket stadium in Afghanistan

India approved to grant USD 1mn to build a cricket stadium in southern province of Kandahar. The stadium is set to come up in Aino Mina on land donated to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in 2012. “The construction of

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India to establish institute of mines in Afghanistan

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had pledged to establish mining institute in Afghanistan. A contract to that effect was signed between Manmohan Singh and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday in Kabul. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was accompanied by India’s

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Tokyo Declaration on Afghanistan backs India’s concerns on terror

Backed by the participants of Tokyo Conference, India’s External Affairs Ministers S.M.Krishna recognized the main threat to Afghanistan’s security and stability comes from terrorism and extremism. The Tokyo declaration reflected India’s oft repeated concern over terrorism emanating from across Afghanistan’s

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