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NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): An Afghan delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Hikmat Khalil Karzai on Wednesday met Indian Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy to explore possible collaborations between the countries to... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Both the ruling and opposition parties in India on Monday expressed concern and condemnation over the attack on the Afghanistan Parliament by Taliban insurgents.  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said "the attack on... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): India based Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), the world's largest women's cooperative, will train more than 3,000 Afghan women in various skills to empower them economically. The U.S. Agency for International... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): In the presence of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (ACCI) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said his country should not be seen as a battlefield of proxy war, calling a lack of coordination between states a major challenge to fighting terror. After his daylong engagements... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok) President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said peace was Afghanistan’s significant goal since the shadow of terrorism haunted Afghan children and women. "Terror must be confronted and must be overcome," he said while speaking... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his country was prepared to continue supporting capacity building of Afghan security forces and that New Delhi had a shared interest in the success of an Afghan-led and Afghan-... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said a fundamental peace was needed between Pakistan and Afghanistan to end the undeclared hostilities between the two neighbours. Ghani, , who arrived here on a three-day visit on... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok) The Jindal School of International Affairs and the Jindal Institute of Leadership Development and Executive Education of O.P. Jindal Global University have been awarded an internationally competitive contract from Afghanistan's... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok) Ahead of visit of Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani, India has delivered three Cheetal helicopters along with allied equipment to Afghanistan as part of the defence cooperation between the two nations, a junior Indian defence... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok) US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have reiterated their strong commitment to supporting Afghanistan’s economy and peace initiative. After their first round of talks on issues of bilateral and... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): India on Thursday offered Afghanistan duty-free access to its market to boost the economy of the war-ravaged Central Asian nation. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters: "India provides... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Afghanistan's Ambassador Shaida Mohammad Abdali, at a meeting with Indian Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, was assured of all cooperation in the field of agriculture and allied sectors. Singh informed the diplomat that... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated President Dr. Ashraf Ghani on his assumption of office, praising the Afghans’ faith in democracy.On Wednesday, Modi spoke with Ghani over the telephone, lauding his statesmanship... read more
DUSHANBE (Pajhwok): The international community must stand united in supporting Afghanistan in dealing with formidable security challenges, India's external affairs minister has said.Sushma Swaraj expressed the views on Friday during his address at... read more
FORTALEZA (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently attending the BRICS summit in Brazil, has called upon the world to unite to help Afghanistan fight the forces of terrorism and build a peaceful nation.Speaking on "Political... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): India said on Saturday it counted on the wisdom of the Afghan people and their election machinery for the smooth completion of the electoral process in the war-torn country.A spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs told... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): The Indian government on Monday introduced a new liberal visa policy for the Afghan nationals to stay in India on humanitarian grounds for two years.The policy is aimed to provide relief to hundreds of visiting Afghans. The... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took oath a day ago in the presence of SAARC leaders in New Delhi, met Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday.President Karzai flew into New Delhi on Monday to take part in the swearing... read more
NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): The Hockey India (HI), the governing body, has decided to provide aid to the Afghanistan Hockey Federation.“With the aim of promoting hockey as a sport across the world, Hockey India took a strategic decision to provide aid... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) India on Monday assured Afghanistan that its $2 billion humanitarian aid pledge was just the beginning of a process to reach out to the provinces and districts of the war-torn country.Addressing a conference in New Delhi on “Doing... read more
MOSCOW/NEW DELHI (PAN) India and Russia on Monday said they supported the Afghanistan government's efforts to hold dialogue with the armed opposition forces if the guerrillas respected the Afghan Constitution.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and... read more
KOLKATA (PAN): The literary circle in West Bengal state of India is mourning the killing of a Bengali writer, known in Afghanistan as Sahib Kamala, by suspected Taliban insurgents in southeastern Paktika province.Gunmen entered Kamala’s house, known... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said his country remained committed to implementing the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghanistan and hoped that the war-torn nation would overcome the challenge of terrorism.... read more
MUMBAI (PAN): India and America are cooperating closely for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconstruction process in the war-ravaged country, US Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday.Speaking at the Bombay Stock Exchange on the US-India... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN): US Secretary of State John Kerry, allaying New Delhi's fears about involving Taliban in the peace talks, has said India -- the world's biggest democracy -- can play a key role in the 2014 elections in Afghanistan.During his visit to... read more
NEW DELHI(PAN): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said his country was prepared to increase bilateral contribution to institution-building, training and equipment to the extent India could for Afghanistan.Mukherjee told visiting Afghan... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN): Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang on Monday discussed Afghanistan and agreed that the reconstruction and efforts for security and stability in the war-ravaged country should be Afghan-led.... read more
ALMATY (PAN): India's External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the solution to Afghanistan's problems cannot be purely military but has to be rooted in a political approach that enjoys a democratic sanction.Addressing the Ministerial... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) The Indian government and main opposition parties expressed deep reservations about old remarks of the US new defense secretary that the country "financed problems" in Afghanistan for Pakistan. "Chuck Hagel's remarks are in... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Afghanistan, India and the US and on Tuesday discussed the political situation, security, trade and investment in the war-ravaged country, in addition to other issues of common interest.New Delhi hosted the second round of the India-... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Indian and Britain on Tuesday assured Afghanistan of all-out support for its reconstruction even after the withdrawal of foreign troops by the end of 2014.After a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, visiting British... read more
MUMBAI (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, currently on visit to India’s commercial capital Mumbai, said on Saturday his country was "ripe and ready" for Indian investments in mining and other sectors.Addressing business leaders at the start of a trip... read more
New Delhi (PAN) Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna will head India's delegation to the Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan, said a ministry’s statement.  The Tokyo Conference organised by the government of Japan on July... read more
KABUL (PAN):  The Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan kicked off in the Indian capital on Thursday, largely to woo foreign investors to explore trade opportunities in the Central Asian nation.Delegates from some 40 countries are expected to... read more
NEW DELHI PAN) India's Air Marshal Naresh Verma on Monday declared open a series of football matches between Afghanistan Air Force and Indian Air Force teams at the New Willington Camp in New Delhi.Also present at the opening ceremony were Col.... read more
NEW DEHLI (PAN):  Afghanistan and India on Wednesday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for implementation of a twinning arrangement for public sector capacity development in Afghanistan.The signing of the treaty follows the high... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN): President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday said that signing a strategic partnership pact with India would not undermine Afghanistan's ties with its "twin brother" Pakistan. Concluding his two-day visit to India after signing a... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN):  In a major step forward in Kabul-Delhi defence cooperation, India will train and equip Afghan National Army soldiers under a strategic partnership treaty signed between the two nations, media reports said on Wednesday. ... read more
NEW DELHI(PAN): Worried about a possible resurgence of Taliban militants after the withdrawal of US troops, India on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to remain engaged in Afghanistan.  During her ongoing visit to Delhi for a strategic... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) India says it supports a peace and stability process in Afghanistan which is Afghan-led and Afghan-owned. During a meeting with Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, India reiterated its "support for Afghanistan’s... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the decision of USA to pull out from Afghanistan could hurt India and create uncertainty in the war-ravaged nation.  Speaking to a select group of Indian editors on Wednesday,... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN): India is committed to building strengthening Afghan security forces, Defence Minister AK Antony assured his visiting Afghan counterpart Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak on Wednesday. During hour-long delegation-level talks, Antony said as a... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Afghan Minister of Defence Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak is paying a three-day visit to India, beginning on Wednesday. He is accompanied by a high-level Afghan government delegation. Wardak will hold talks with Indian Defence Minister AK... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Indian and German leaders said on Tuesday they desired to see an independent Afghanistan handling its security on its own. "India and Germany have the same goal in Afghanistan, as an independent country with security in its own... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Afghanistan and India signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on official statistics to promote technical cooperation between the two nations. The MoU was inked in New Delhi between Abdul Rahman Ghafoori, head of... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) India and Afghanistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to boost cooperation and capacity building in the critical sectors of information and broadcasting. The MoU was signed between India's Minister for Information... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN): Afghanistan scored a 2-0 facile victory over Bhutan to book their place in the qualifying round of the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup 2012 in the second match in Gurgaon near here on Friday. Afghanistan had registered a... read more
NEW DELHI, India (PAN) Riding on a brilliant hat-trick by Mohammad Sediq Walizada, Afghanistan humiliated Bhutan 3-0 in the pre-qualifying play-off of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012 played at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurgaon near India's capital... read more
NEW DELHI (PAN) Afghanistan is optimistic they will beat Bhutan when the two teams face off in their Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup 2012 pre-qualifying match on Wednesday. Afghanistan is playing their home match in India due to the... read more


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