Indian, Afghan defence ministers to meet Tuesday

April 7th, 2008 - 9:48 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Afghanistan’s Minister of National Defence Abdul Rahim Wardak will Tuesday meet Defence Minister A.K. Antony here and discuss ways to strengthen the bilateral ties. “The discussion between the two ministers will aim at strengthening ties between the two nations,” a defence spokesman said.

India’s involvement in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan has been extensive and has contributed to the tune of over $700 million for various initiatives.

“Our commitment here (Afghanistan) is towards a return to stable conditions, accompanied by economic progress. We are involved in as many as 60 projects across the country ranging from infrastructure to the social sector,” National Security Advisor M.K. Narayanan had said last month during a lecture at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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