Visiting PM hands over 3 Mi-25 helicopters to Afghanistan
KABUL (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after his arrival here from Moscow, on Friday handed over three of four Mi-25 attack helicopters to Afghanistan, signaling defence cooperation between the two countries.
The three helicopters recently sent to Afghanistan were delivered to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. A fourth chopper will be handed over to Afghanistan soon.
The helicopters will be used in fighting against rebels in different parts of the country. The helicopters’ delivery is reflective of India’s defence cooperation with Afghanistan, whose air force is currently in the process of being developed.
Abdullah, National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and acting Defence Minister Masoom Stanikzai escorted Moti up to his plane before leaving for Lahore.
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