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Afghan Army Chief Gen Ahmadzai expected to visit India next week

Afghan Military Chief Gen Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai is anticipated to pay a three-day essential go to to India from July 27 to discover boosting bilateral army ties within the face of the Taliban making sweeping offensive throughout Afghanistan following the withdrawal of international forces, individuals acquainted with the event mentioned on Tuesday.

Gen Ahmadzai is scheduled to carry wide-ranging talks with the highest Indian army brass together with his counterpart Gen MM Naravane and Nationwide Safety Advisor Ajit Doval, they mentioned.

“The Afghan Military Chief is scheduled to reach in India on July 27 for a three-day go to. He’s scheduled to return within the first half of July 30. Strengthening defence cooperation would be the focus of the go to,” mentioned one of many individuals.

Afghanistan has been reaching out to its key allies in searching for help to strengthen its safety forces within the backdrop of the Taliban resorting to widespread violence to increase its affect throughout the nation after the US started withdrawing troops from Could 1.

In the previous couple of years, India has supplied at the least 5 army helicopters to the war-ravaged nation which has been making an attempt to strengthen its air energy.

Afghanistan has additionally been searching for India’s help in making useful Soviet-era helicopters and transport plane that weren’t in flying situation.

The nation has been struggling to get spare components for plane and helicopters because of Western sanctions towards Moscow.

Final month President Ashraf Ghani appointed Gen Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai as the brand new chief of military workers, changing Gen Yasin Zia.

It’s learnt that Gen Ahmadzai is prone to search a provide of army {hardware} from India to reinforce the fight functionality of his forces.

The Afghan Military chief’s go to to India additionally comes within the midst of accelerating pressure in Kabul’s ties with Islamabad following the transient kidnapping of the daughter of Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan.

Following the incident, the Afghanistan international ministry mentioned it was recalling the ambassador and different senior diplomats till all safety threats are eliminated.

In an tackle at a connectivity convention in Tashkent on Friday, President Ghani hit out at Pakistan for the inflow of international terrorists into Afghanistan and failing to do sufficient to affect the Taliban to noticeably interact within the peace talks.


“Intelligence estimates point out the inflow of over 10,000 jihadi fighters (into Afghanistan) from Pakistan and different locations within the final month,” Ghani mentioned on the convention within the presence of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and several other different leaders.

India has been a serious stakeholder within the peace and stability of Afghanistan. It has already invested practically USD three billion in assist and reconstruction actions within the nation.

India has been supporting a nationwide peace and reconciliation course of which is Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.

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