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Indian foreign secy visits Herat consulate

Indian foreign secy visits Herat consulate

May 30, 2014 - 17:31

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday arrived in western Herat province and reviewed the security situation for the Indian Consulate, which was attacked last week.

Singh arrived in Herat City in the morning and met Indian ambassador to Afghanistaninfo-icon Amar Sinha and other senior officials.

During her brief visit, she took stock of the situation during met the consulate staff including the ITBP security personnel who repelled the group suicide attack on May 23.
After the attack, security at the Indian embassy in Kabul and consulates in Jalalabad, Mazar-i-Sharif and Kandahar besides Herat has been increased and a high alert sounded to all Indian assets based across Afghanistan.
India is carrying out various development projects in Herat including construction of Salma hydroelectric and irrigation dam project at the cost about $200 million.


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