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India to host Afghanistan investment summit


June 25th, 2012 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) India will Thursday host an investment summit focusing on Afghanistan, aiming to attract foreign investment into the war-ravaged nation, a statement said. The summit, organised ... Read more...

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India, US to hold trilateral dialogue with Afghanistan


June 14th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 14 (IANS) India and the United States have agreed to hold a trilateral dialogue with Kabul to support their joint efforts to prepare Afghanistan for the post-2014 scenario ... Read more...

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UN relief chief visits Afghanistan


May 8th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 8 (IANS) The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos arrived in Afghanistan on Tuesday for a four-day visit to the insurgency-hit country.... Read more...

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Gunman in Afghan killing acted alone: Pentagon


March 13th, 2012 - 4:17 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A lone American soldier was involved in the shooting deaths of 16 civilians in Afghanistan's Kandahar province over the weekend, the Pentagon said.The soldier, who left ... Read more...

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Khurshid represents India at prayers for Rabbani


September 24th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday represented India at a prayer ceremony in Kabul for former Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani, who was assassinated at his ... Read more...

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India reminds Afghanistan of Taliban reconciliation ‘red lines’


July 15th, 2011 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) India Friday reminded Afghanistan that the Taliban reconciliation process should be "Afghan-led" and must adhere to "red lines" agreed by the international community that ... Read more...

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Pakistan expresses concern over incursions NATO, Afghan militants


June 18th, 2011 - 9:11 am ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD (BNO NEWS) -- Pakistan on Friday said it has lodged a protest with the United States and Afghanistan over border incursions by NATO aircraft and Afghan militants, the Foreign Ministry said.The ... Read more...

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India is ready to partner Afghan people: PM


May 13th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) India and Afghanistan face "similar development challenges" and India is ready to "partner the Afghan people" as they rebuild their country, visiting Prime Minister Manmohan ... Read more...

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India has commited $2 bn to Afghanistan: Manmohan


May 13th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 13 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said India has committed an additional $ 500 million dollars to Afghanistan for various developmental works, taking the total Indian ... Read more...

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India pledges another $500 mn to Afghanistan, discusses terror post-Osama (Roundup)


May 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India Thursday assured another $500 million in development assistance to Afghanistan and pledged to stand by the country "through thick and thin" as Prime Minister ... Read more...

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India announces $500 million assistance to Afghanistan


May 13th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) India Thursday offered a fresh assistance of $500 million to Afghanistan as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh began a two-day visit to the country.The $500 million ... Read more...

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Manmohan in Kabul, says India will stand by Afghanistan (Fourth Lead)


May 12th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who arrived here Thursday on a two-day visit, one of the first world leaders to be in Kabul after the killing ... Read more...

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India will stand by Afghanistan: PM


May 12th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who is on a two-day visit to Afghanistan Thursday said India will stand by Afghanistan "through thick and thin".The prime minister ... Read more...

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TAPI pipeline project: gas price, transit fees not resolved yet


April 28th, 2011 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) With the issues of gas prices and transit fees still remaining, the four ministers participating in a meeting on the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project Thursday ... Read more...

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Afghan President meets President Patil, PM during Delhi visit


February 3rd, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai met President Pratibha Devisingh Patil and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Thursday during his two-day visit to IndiaThe visit reflected ... Read more...

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Global player India has every right to ties with Kabul: US


January 11th, 2011 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) As US Vice President Joe Biden paid a surprise visit to Afghanistan, the US reiterated that India, as a regional and emerging global power, has every right to ... Read more...

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India confident of Afghanistan providing security to diplomatic missions: Krishna


January 9th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 9 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Sunday voiced his concern over security, and said India is confident that the Afghanistan Government will provide security to the Indian diplomatic ... Read more...

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2014 Afghan victory not a sure thing: Petraeus


December 7th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.7 (ANI): Top US commander General David Petraeus has said that while he is encouraged by the progress made by American troops in Afghanistan, he is not ready to go ... Read more...

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Pak Army’s proposal to mediate between US, Mullah Omar rejected: WikiLeaks


December 4th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): The Pakistan Army had offered to mediate between the US with Taliban leader Mullah Omar, said Afghan intelligence chief Amarullah Saleh, a diplomatic cable unveiled by whistle-blower website ... Read more...

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India supports Iran’s peaceful use of n-power: Nirupama Rao


November 21st, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Terming the Persian Gulf region India's "natural partner", Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao Sunday reiterated that India supports Iran's right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy and ... Read more...

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Clinton defends US Afghan war strategy after Karzai criticism


November 16th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has defended the US strategy in Afghanistan after Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged Washington to reduce the visibility and intensity of ... Read more...

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Karzai criticizes US-Russia drugs raid in Afghanistan


October 31st, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct 31(ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has criticized a large-scale drug raid in which US forces and Russian drug agents took part, calling it a violation of Afghan sovereignty.US officials have ... Read more...

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Karzai refuses to end private security ban despite cash loss threat


October 25th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Oct. 25 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai is standing by his decree to dissolve the private security companies some aid organizations use for protection, although a delegation of Western diplomats warned ... Read more...

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India committed to Afghanistan in its quest for peaceful, prosperous nation


August 24th, 2010 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.24 (ANI): India on Tuesday said that it remains committed to assist the people and Government of Afghanistan in their quest for a peaceful, pluralistic, democratic, and prosperous nation. ... Read more...

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Afghan foreign minister briefs Manmohan Singh on peace plan (Lead)


August 24th, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) India Tuesday reiterated its unstinted commitment to the reconstruction of Afghanistan, but cautioned against any "external interference" in its affairs when Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul ... Read more...

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Afghanistan to ban private security firms


August 17th, 2010 - 4:18 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 17 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to disband all foreign and domestic private security companies by next year, his chief spokesman said Monday. "The government of Afghanistan has decided that ... Read more...

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Karzai to replace ‘private security firms’ with local security forces in Afghanistan


August 11th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 11 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai wants to scrap private security firms, who work mainly for Western companies and are not accountable locally, and replace them with local security forces. ... Read more...

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16 civilians killed in Afghanistan, ISAF says


August 6th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 6 (DPA) An operation by international and Afghan forces in eastern Afghanistan claimed at least four civilian casualties, while roadside bombs killed 12 civilians, the NATO-led International Security Assistance ... Read more...

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Injured Afghan Female On The Cover Of ‘Time’ Signifies War Stakes


August 6th, 2010 - 7:07 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 6, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The face on the cover of the latest issue of the Time Magazine is of Bibi Aisha, who is an Afghan female. She appears wonderfully ... Read more...

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Afghan mineral wealth opens possibilities for investment: Krishna


July 20th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, July 20 (ANI): Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Tuesday said recent reports of Afghanistan's great mineral wealth opens up possibilities for both mining and investment by other countries.Addressing ... Read more...

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India can play important role in Afghanistan: Holbrooke


July 14th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 14 (IANS) India can play an important role in Afghanistan, a senior US official has said ahead of an international conference to discuss funding for Afghan President ... Read more...

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All Taliban regardless of distinction pose major threat to Pak: Haqqani


July 9th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Hussain Haqqani has said that though Islamabad considers the Taliban as a major threat to its security, the menace can not ... Read more...

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Now, Afghan citizens turning voluntarily to Taliban for justice


July 7th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), July 7 (ANI): Even as Republican Senator John McCain feels that securing Kandahar is the key to the success or failure of the NATO offensive in Afghanistan, Afghan citizens ... Read more...

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India likely to get role in Afghan military affairs


June 22nd, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, June 22(ANI): The ongoing row between the NATO forces and allied European countries regarding provisions of training for the Afghan National Army is reportedly paving way for 'legalized' Indian presence in ... Read more...

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India, Afghanistan sign MoU on labour cooperation


June 16th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): India and Afghanistan on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in labour related areas.Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge and Afghanistan Deputy Minister, ... Read more...

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