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India to provide AAF 4 attack helicopters by July: NSA

India to provide AAF 4 attack helicopters by July: NSA

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Jan 06, 2019 - 11:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok):  India will provide the Afghan Air Force (AAF) four more attack helicopters this year, claims a top security official.

In an interview with SNI news agency, National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said two of the choppers would be delivered to AAF by March.

India had agreed to give Afghanistaninfo-icon another two helicopters by July this year, said the advisor, who has also served as Afghanistan’s ambassador to the US.   

The 35-year-old NSA, who arrived in New Delhi on Friday, has held talks with his Indian counterpart Ajit Doval and other officials.

The security situation in Afghanistan, peace talks with the Talibaninfo-icon and the presidential election were the main subjects he discussed with Indian officials.

According to SNI, the US Strategic Partnership with Afghanistan and recent comments by President Trump on the then-Soviet invasion of Afghanistan were also discussed.

Mohib spoke about terrorist safe havens in neighbouring Pakistaninfo-icon and the need for striking at the roots of terrorism in the country. 

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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