India, Afghanistan discuss terrorism, security issues

July 14th, 2008 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India and Afghanistan Sunday underlined that terrorism was a “common threat” to both countries and discussed steps to upgrade security cover for the Indian mission and workers in the violence-torn country. Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon, who is in Kabul on a two-day visit to review security of the Indian missions and workers in the wake of the suicide bombing attack July 7, also held talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

In their meeting lasting 30 minutes, the two discussed ways to upgrade the security of the Indian mission and four Indian consulates in Afghanistan - Jalalabad, Mazar-e-Sharif, Herat and Kandahar. They also discussed steps to upgrade security cover for Indian workers involved in various reconstruction projects in Afghanistan.

The deadly car bomb attack, the first major attack on an Indian mission abroad, killed 54 Afghans and four Indians, including a diplomat and defence attach

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