Afghanistan Pres­i­dent’s In­dia visit

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Talks be­tween vis­it­ing Afghan Pres­i­dent Ashraf Ghani and Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi on 24 Oc­to­ber 2017 has in­cluded train­ing of Afghan de­fence and se­cu­rity forces per­son­nel with In­dia hav­ing agreed to “ex­tend fur­ther as­sis­tance de­pend­ing upon the needs of the Afghan de­fence and po­lice forces”. The two lead­ers also agreed that “re­nun­ci­a­tion of vi­o­lence and ter­ror and clo­sure of cross bor­der safe havens and sanc­tu­ar­ies were essen­tial for any mean­ing­ful progress and last­ing peace (in Afghanstan)”, a clear but veiled ref­er­ence once again to Pak­istan’s role in fo­ment­ing vi­o­lence in the strife-torn coun­try.

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