“Afghanistan to ask India for military aid”


Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Secre...

Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets with Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld in the Pentagon on June 14, 2004, to discuss security issues relating to his country. DoD photo by R. D. Ward. (Released) 040614-D-9880W-092 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KABUL, AFGHANISTANAn aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will seek military aid from India during a three-day visit this week. Karzai’s trip comes during escalating border tension with Pakistan, India’s archrival.

Karzai spokesman Aimal Faizi says the president will discuss recent border skirmishes with Pakistan when he visits New Delhi starting Monday. He added that Karzai would seek Indian help in “strengthening of our security forces.”

The visit could irk Pakistan, which suspects its rival India of seeking influence in Afghanistan, which Pakistan considers its own backyard.



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